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Resource & 'Waste'

The weekly bin collection may get dumped in history because a waste firm and university have won Government backing for a self-contained Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU) that could potentially make every home a micro-power plant, save families up to 15% on fuel bills and solve waste management problem at source.

A blast furnace slag grinding plant, once a casualty of the financial crisis, has been re-opened by Hanson at Teesport Docks in Middlesbrough, creating 20 new jobs and recycling an industry by-product into concrete.

A region's network power operator has pioneered an environmentally friendly approach to regenerating oil which extends the life of its power equipment and keeps costs down for customers across the North West of England.

After 6 years of research, a commercially viable process to recover wood fibre from the huge amounts of waste medium-density fibreboard is close to reality.

The public are being encourged to shoot photographs of new green 'beast' bin lorries, following waste firm Biffa's team up with celebrity environmentalist Bill Oddie to launch its new 7-strong fleet of distinctive monster-painted trucks dubbed 'The Wasteaters'.

A recycling incentive scheme has handed out £950 in prizes to top recycling individuals and communities, as housing estate residents respond to cash incentives and up their recycling rates by 35 per cent.

A company that purchases unsold books from charity shops and now resells millions of them online has been recognised for its role in recycling and preventing waste from reaching landfill.

Difficult to recycle plastics have been made into energy feedstock or plastic production product on a commercial scale that promises to propel plastic waste recycling globally from 10% to 90%.

Somerset-based Glastonbury festival's Worthy Farm and large-scale chedder cheese making Wyke Farms are testing clean emission tractors running on-site produced methane from farm wastes this week.

We all like to think we're doing the responsible thing by paying a company to remove our waste, reports James Murray – but be it building, DIY or garden debris, household clutter or an overflow of household waste, the truth is, by engaging the services of an illegal waste removal company, householders can be enabling waste crime, as well as inadvertently causing significant harm to the environment.

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