Wales Recycles 49% of its Waste

People in Wales recycled 49% of their waste between October and December 2011. This is a record increase of 6% against the same three months in 2010. The latest report published by the Welsh Government on local authority municipal waste management shows that for the second successive quarter people have recycled almost half (49%) of … Read more

£53 Million Energy Efficiency Investment at Welsh Steel Works

Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steel producer, has invested £53 million at its plant at Port Talbot in Wales to reduce its external power requirements by about 15% and contribute towards making the site self-sufficient in energy. The investment will introduce a new cooling system in the Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) plant that will have … Read more

Hydropower on the Increase in Britain

There has been a six-fold increase in the number of hydropower schemes planned in England and Wales since 2008, the Environment Agency has announced. In 2010 the Environment Agency granted licences for 65 schemes, compared with 10 in 2008. To assist the communities, developers and individuals looking to capitalise on Government incentives to produce renewable … Read more

Residual Waste Capacity in England and Wales Could Exceed Demand

A new market report by Tolvik concludes that if all currently planned facilities for the treatment of residual waste in England and Wales were to actually be built, total capacity could exceed residual waste tonnages by 6% – following a similar path to that recently seen in Germany and Netherlands. The 2010 Market Briefing Report: … Read more