Andusia News

Posted on: 29th Aug 2019

The Clinical Waste Market

This month, Tradebe announced their Rochester facility had expanded capacity by 50%, increasing the UK’s clinical waste capacity.  This is good news for those in the industry, particularly after the recent collapse of Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).  However, this does not deal with the real issue which is a lack of clinical waste incineration capacity and it is Andusia’s opinion that there is still a lot more to be done to bridge the capacity gap and ensure disposal of such waste is carried out in the safest manner.

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Posted on: 9th Jul 2019

Andusia on Dutch Tax Proposals

Last week, the Dutch Government proposed a new tax with the aim of reducing carbon emissions: an RDF import tax of €30 per tonne, expected to be introduced in January 2020. The Netherlands is the largest off-taker of UK waste in mainland Europe and took in a total of 1.3 million tonnes of material from the UK in 2018 alone. The Dutch Government estimates that as much as 25% of the waste processed in the country’s EfW plants comes from outside the country.

After the announcement, Andusia Director, Steve Burton commented that incineration groups in both the Netherlands and across Europe were “lobbying hard” for this not to happen.

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Posted on: 17th Jun 2019

The Effect of China’s Plastic Ban on EfW Plants

Where does recyclable waste such as paper, glass, aluminium and plastic go? On the most part it gets sorted at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF’s) then gets sold on to processing companies that pulp or melt them down, back into raw materials to be used again in manufacturing.

Three years ago, two-thirds of the UK’s unwanted plastic, sent to processing plants abroad went to China; totalling half a million tonnes. But then, in January 2018, National Sword happened.

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Posted on: 10th Jun 2019

Andusia Explains Hazardous Waste

Waste is classified as hazardous if it presents a hazard to the environment or health. This includes things like irritants, oxidisers, corrosives, mutagenic, explosive, infectious, flammable, carcinogenic, toxic and ecotoxic. There are others, but these are the main categories. Contact Andusia for firm advice on your specific waste streams.

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Posted on: 23rd May 2019

Andusia Discuss the Capacity Gap

There is undeniably a capacity deficit, or ‘gap’, between waste needing treatment and available capacity to treat said waste in the UK. Landfill sites are closing at a fast rate and existing UK Energy from Waste (EfW) plants are full to capacity; hence the need to export. Over the next five years, we’ll only see more of a shortage in vital waste treatment facilities being built in the UK. Andusia explores…

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Posted on: 9th May 2019

Andusia Explains Clinical Waste

Clinical waste sits in a strange space, between hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Some of it is hazardous, until it isn’t, and some of it is non-hazardous, but must be treated as if it is hazardous regardless. Andusia’s Hazardous Waste Manager, Fraser Cutting, explains:

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