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: 21st May 2018

Andusia’s Response to Lets Recycle Article

This month, Lets Recycle, published an article claiming that the RDF market is continuing to plateau. Andusia can confirm that its business continues to perform well in these established markets.  However, the RDF export market to Europe still offers many opportunities in other areas of Europe that are still growing. Recent figures show that there is growing capacity in Germany and Sweden where there is a drive to expand new and existing facilities. (more…)

Posted on: 18th May 2018

Andusia at IFAT 2018

This week, the Andusia team travelled to Munich to visit IFAT. We had a great couple of days at the show are were pleased to meet many of our existing clients plus lots of new ones.

IFAT is the world’s leading trade fair for Waste and Energy Management and is a vital platform for visitors to procure strategies and solutions for using resources to ensure long-term preservation. This year Andusia will be visiting the trade fair and will be available for meetings with any current and prospective clients to discuss your requirements. (more…)