Andusia News

Posted on: 7th Jun 2018

Andusia’s Response to the Environment Services Association Report on UK EfW Infrastructure

This week, the Environment Service Association (ESA) published a report; Energy for the Circular Economy: An Overview of Energy from Waste in the UK.

“There are strong signs that the UK Government now recognises both the urgent need for better resource productivity and stewardship, and the exciting opportunities it brings for jobs, innovation, growth and sustainable lifestyle, in short, for what has been known for years now as a more Circular Economy.”

Andusia is in full support of the initiative to develop the UK’s EfW infrastructure as this is a key focus for the company moving forward. Andusia and the ESA both see the urgency and requirement for an additional outlet for the waste produced across the country. (more…)

Posted on: 7th Jun 2018

Can the UK handle an additional 3.6million tonnes of material in landfill?

This week, the RDF Industry Group has published a report detailing the effects Brexit could have on the RDF Industry. In summary, the report states that if Brexit were to damage the UK’s RDF export market then the result would be, the almost impossible task of, the UK having to find the space for some 3.6million tonnes of additional material going to landfill.

Although Andusia is not of the opinion that Brexit will have an impact on the RDF industry, it does support the initiative for the UK government to not only support continued RDF export but also growth in the UK waste and energy market. (more…)

Posted on: 6th Jun 2018

World Waste to Energy Summit Review

Last month the Andusia team visited the annual World Waste to Energy Summit in London. Now in its 6thyear of business Andusia have historically always worked in the European market, however, there is now an important focus on the growing Energy from Waste market throughout the UK, something Andusia supports and is working hard to help develop.

The outcome of the conference seemed to be that the general opinion across the industry is that a UK energy policy that is connected to a waste policy needs to be embraced. The construction of new Energy from Waste (EfW) plants in the UK is still sporadic at best, and as an important step in the waste hierarchy, the development of new facilities needs to be accelerated. (more…)

Posted on: 25th May 2018

What Could a Plastic Incineration Tax Mean to RDF Waste in the UK?

It has been announced this week that the UK government could be considering adding a tax to waste companies which incinerate plastic waste. While Andusia supports the waste hierarchy and the idea of encouraging plastic recycling, we also believe that it is important that an “incineration tax” is not introduced under the guise of increasing plastic recycling.

The introduction of tax penalties for incineration needs to be very carefully considered as to how this might affect the macroeconomic factors in the waste market.   The energy from waste market in the UK is in a delicate balance, and a new tax could destabilise the construction of new, and much needed, UK infrastructure of energy from waste facilities in order for the UK to move away from waste to landfill. (more…)

Posted on: 5th Apr 2018

Another Landfill Tax Increase in April 2018

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”Benjamin Franklin

In 1996 Landfill Tax was introduced in Britain, and ever since then it has only ever increased. On the 8thMarch 2017, the Treasury announced that it would once again be increasing landfill tax. As of the 1stApril 2018, landfill tax will increase by £2.85, from £86.10/tonne to £88.95/tonne. Andusia is able to help you avoid such landfill tax prices by taking your waste off your hands and sending it to Europe for energy recovery, contact us today to discuss your requirements. (more…)

Landfill Tax March 18

Posted on: 9th Mar 2018

What effect will Brexit and uncertain exchange rates have on the RDF Market?

With Brexit still in the negotiation stage, there are many people across the waste sector who still see a perceived risk to the RDF industry. Brexit, along with uncertain exchange rates and other factors are on all our minds, which is why Mark Terrell, General Manager at Andusia, decided to tackle these issues at the annual industry event, Energy from Waste Conference in London.

The main issue with Brexit is that until the final terms are agreed we are unaware of the full implications it may have on the RDF export market. One thing we must remember though is that there will still be a demand for waste; European WTE plants will still need waste and we are still short of treatment capacity in the UK for many year to come. (more…)

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