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Advice and information on new and near market technologies is now just a phone call away for anyone involved in was...
Advice and information on new and near market technologies is now just a phone call away for anyone involved in waste management.

From waste disposal officers, collection services and environmental health managers, to elected members, community officers, planners and strategy officers, whatever your involvement in the waste sector the New Technologies helpline can offer a vital support resource on anything to do with new technologies and their implementation in the UK market place.

The helpline is fully staffed weekdays from 9am-5pm, and can provide callers with impartial information on all current technologies including anaerobic digestion and gasification, as well as up- to-date best practice guidance, contact information and as a registration point for the impending regional launch seminars.

The free regional events feature keynote speakers from each area plus an agenda that includes an overview of Defra's new technology programme, information on which new process can be adopted, and a unique opportunity to network and gain impartial advice in a relaxed atmosphere minus any hard sell.

The helpline and regional seminars offer a vital opportunity to learn more about the future of waste management and how to meet diversion targets.

Registration for the events can be easily achieved by calling the helpline number 0870 240 989 or by completing the online registration at

Regional dates

11 MayNewcastle

13 MayBolton

18 May Leeds

20 MayMelton Mowbray

25 MayBirmingham

27 MayPlymouth

3 JuneGatwick

8 JuneLondon

10 JuneNewmarket


-The New Technologies initiative is part of Defra's Waste Implementation Programme (WIP) launched in May 2003 to deliver the work outlined in the Government's response to the 'Waste Not, Want Not' report by the Strategy Unit.

-The WIP has eight work streams, five to be delivered by Defra and three by WRAP.

-The New Technologies work stream i s specifically aimed toward the diversion of biodegradable waste (BMW)from landfill.

-It is estimated that by 2010 England will need to divert between 8.4 and 14.4 million tonnes of BMW from landfill or face stiff EU penalties.

-New technologies include new (to the UK) or emerging technologies in waste management including gasification, anaerobic digestion, refuse derived fuels, steam treatment.

-The need for a fundamental change in how waste is disposed will effect planners, construction industry, local and regional government, and the waste management industry as a whole.

-The supporter programme for New Technologies is managed by Enviros Consulting and includes a full support package for anyone and everyone in waste management.

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