Blaze at recycling waste plant burns for four days

Fire has raged at a London waste recycling plant for four days, devouring 2,500 tonnes of waste. The blaze near Creek Way in Rainham began on Monday morning, with 12 fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers working at the height of the incident. Eight workers left the Frog Island Waste Management Facility, run by Shanks, before […]

German waste expert criticises Britain’s landfill record

Britain should stop putting untreated household waste in landfill and recycle more instead, a London conference heard. Peter Kurth, president of BDE, Federation of German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry said: “Great Britain places 60% of all waste in landfill sites. Being in favour of climate protection, yet operating a waste policy that […]