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Ground-breaking waste carbonisation plant to eradicate landfill

We are introducing new waste carbonisation technology with zero toxic emissions as a game-changing solution to reduce greenhouse gases by mining landfill and reclaiming redundant and contaminated land. John Bell, Managing Director of GreenMine, said: “Our technology goes way beyond the usual benefits of a waste recycling process and has huge potential for us to address the housing shortage by cleaning up existing landfills near residential areas, enabling the safe re-development of these areas for affordable housing and leisure amenities. “We’re aiming to eradicate landfill sites and create sustainable urban living capable of generating energy, sequestration of carbon and aesthetically blending with [...]

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Larac blames ‘inertia’ on waste reforms for landfill rise – MRW

A rise in the use of landfill for biodegradable municipal waste should “create some urgency” over Government funding of alternatives, the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (Larac) has said. Reacting to Defra’s UK statistics on waste, Larac said the increase in UK biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill from 6.1m tonnes in 2020 to 6.8m tonnes in 2021 indicated it was unlikely that the target of near-elimination of landfill for these wastes by 2028 would be met. Larac said Defra had asked authorities in England for evidence to support the development of policies that deliver this from 2028.  “This is only five years away, [...]

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How hundreds of homes are being built on top of ‘lethal’ landfill sites – Daily Mail

Near Dudley, 72 homes are being built on a former landfill once full of hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste. A £100m regeneration plan in Gloucestershire has stalled amid accusations it’ll be built on a weapons dump. A 263-home estate in Crewe, Cheshire, could be ripped down amid claims it was built on contaminated land Entire neighbourhoods that will one day be home to hundreds of families are being built on ‘toxic wastelands’ branded England’s ‘most contaminated’, MailOnline can today reveal. Councils under pressure to construct more homes are now converting disused landfills, allegedly riddled with potentially lethal toxins like asbestos, arsenic [...]

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Government plans to ‘make recycling easier’ to stop waste going to landfill – Sky News

Reports claimed ministers would hold a consultation to cut ‘wishcycling’ – the act of putting the wrong things in the recycling bin while hoping they can be reused. But the government insists they just want to make he process simpler. The government is planning to “make recycling easier” by getting councils to collect the same materials from your doorstep. Newspaper reports claimed ministers would ask people to put fewer items into recycling bins to reduce “wishcycling” – where people put items they hope are recyclable into the bin but inadvertently ruin a batch of waste for processing. According to the i newspaper, the [...]

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Businesses urged to get ready for reforms to cut packaging waste – UK Government

Reporting requirements for the Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging come into force today. Plans to make it easier for consumers to recycle packaging waste move a step closer today, as reporting requirements for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) come into force. Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging (pEPR) will make firms that supply household packaging responsible for the costs of dealing with packaging waste, moving costs away councils and council taxpayers. Producers will be required to pay for the collection and disposal costs of household packaging they supply when it becomes waste. This will encourage producers to reduce the amount of packaging they place [...]

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‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches

Local government survey shows 26 council sites already spilling waste on to cliffs and into sea Hundreds of ageing landfill dumps on the coast of England containing plastics, chemicals and other waste are a ticking timebomb threatening to leach pollution on to beaches and into the sea, new research shows. The waste sites date back 100 years in some cases, and little is known about what has been dumped in them. Climate breakdown with associated rising sea levels and flooding are increasing the risk of a cocktail of pollutants entering the sea. More than three-quarters of the landfill dumps identified in a survey by the [...]

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Government defends landfill tax enforcement

The exchequer secretary to the treasury, James Cartlidge MP, defended the government’s enforcement of landfill tax fraud during a debate in parliament yesterday (13 January). Mr Cartlidge highlighted that His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) “has learned lessons from previous operational activity and is developing a number of criminal investigations into those involved in waste crime”. He also stated that HMRC has deployed more resources, doubling staff numbers to 50, to increase the number of civil investigations of landfill tax non-compliance. He acknowledged that it is a “relatively difficult tax to enforce”. In response to criticism from MPs, he argued that the tax [...]

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Worthing Borough Council submits plans to transform Decoy Farm

Worthing Borough Council wants to convert the “dormant” site at Decoy Farm in Willowbrook Road into a seven-hectare business park. Last year the council asked for comments from businesses and the community on its intention to redevelop the site for use as commercial, industrial, storage or distribution units. The council said there was “widespread support” for the need for more commercial units in the borough. Detailed plans have now been submitted for 18 modern units on the land between existing units in Dominion Way and Worthing’s household waste and recycling centre. The units would be designed to require low levels of energy to heat [...]

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Britons throw away ‘72 items of clothing every year’

More than 70 items of clothing are thrown away every year from the average wardrobe, a new survey has found. In a survey by British Wool, nearly two-thirds of people admitted to throwing items of clothing into landfill that could be recycled or sent to a charity shop. The figures suggest an extremely high turnover in the wardrobes of the average shopper. The survey found the average person owns just 76 items of clothing but throws away 72 every year. The average British person buys more new items of clothing every year than any other European country. Charity shop donations may not solve the [...]

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North East charities benefit as stinky landfill operator pays £75,000 to make amends for Ryton blight

Suez UK Environment Limited, which failed to meet its environmental obligations and breached the conditions of its environmental permit, submitted an Enforcement Undertaking to the Environment Agency, which has now been accepted. An Enforcement Undertaking is a voluntary offer made by companies and individuals to make amends for their offending. The Environment Agency was made aware of nuisance odours at the landfill site in 2015 following thousands of complaints to its national incident hotline from communities in Ryton, Stargate, Stella and Crookhill. Subsequent investigations found that the cause of the odours was due to excessive landfill gas emissions, produced by rotting waste. Enforcement [...]

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Aleem Aftab

IT & Infrastructure

Aleem has a been working in the IT & Telecommunication Industry for the past 8 years. Aleem brings in his experience of working in an Internet Service Provider. He has also worked with major global brands and manufacturers in the Telecommunication Industry. Aleem looks after IT and Infrastructure at with added responsibilities.

Colm Macqueen

Grants, Subsidies & Credits

Colm has extensive experience of green and environmental inventions through his work as a multilingual translation professional specializing in intellectual property (IP) and marketing since 2015. He is a Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and provides language services both as a freelancer and agency owner. His background spans various countries and industries including recycling, finance, tourism, education, telecommunications and software. Colm is a keen supporter of initiatives and innovation for sustainable development. He is delighted to contribute to the GreenMine team by strengthening its fundraising efforts.

Dr Jacqui Taylor

Clean Tech Advisor

Dr Jacqui Taylor is #15 Most Influential Woman in UK Technology and one of 21 Most Inspiring Women in Cyber she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her 25 years of international web science research to deliver an equity agenda for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). She founded the Empathy Economy and pivoted her company FlyingBinary to meet the challenges of Web 3.0, the Metaverse IIoT with spectacular results. As one of the Top 100 European Angel Funders she has mentored many hundreds of 7,8,9 figure Founders including three unicorns, one on their way to decacorn. She is an Expert Advisor to the UK, EU, G20 and the United Nations on the future of technology and its impact on the sustainability agenda. As a High-level climate leader recognised by the UN for the delivery Net Zero 2030 plan she works with Fortune 500 clients to accelerate and implement their climate commitments. Her own personal commitment to climate change is the delivery of climate champion resources to her investment network, and over 10 million Empathy Economy businesses in 173 countries.

Jane Maher

Public Relations

An experienced, strategic PR and marketing professional with more than 20 years under her belt. Latterly, she has held several key senior roles including PR director, regional director and managing director of a satellite site at a fully integrated marketing agency.

She has worked across a variety of sectors including energy and renewables.

Amanda Jack

Investor Relations

Amanda has recently joined GreenMine as part of the Investor Relations team. She is delighted to be working with such a great team on these exciting, innovative projects. Prior to this she worked at CIBC for 17 years with the Investment Banking team and the Equities desk. She was responsible for their international roadshows and client events. Client relationships have been a main part of her previous roles, and it is something which she enjoys.

Paul Vousden

Corporate Communication

Experienced and successful senior executive. A seasoned entrepreneur who built his own PR and marketing company from zero to a million-pound fee business; followed by an interim career in large public and private sector organizations.

He has worked with many early-stage companies on strategic planning, market positioning and raising investment.

Helen Passfield

Head of Finance

Renewable energy asset management positions within major developers and fund managers from 2010. A founder member in several energy businesses and instrumental in their expansion and financing. Helen’s specialisation is wind, solar and BESS construction and asset management, she has worked on projects globally.

Nicholas Dimmock

Head of Investor Relations

Involved in the environmental sector since 2007, with over 50 environmental projects from municipal solid waste composting in India, to 1500 MW hydroelectric projects in Ecuador and the pre-construction development of over 260MW of solar sites in Mexico.

Chris Farmer

Project Manager

A qualified Chartered Surveyor, specialising in minerals, waste and environmental management. Chris has worked in the mineral extraction and waste management sectors for 25 years, involved in a wide range of disciplines including quarry and landfill site development. Since 2011, Chris has run his own waste brokerage and consultancy business, achieving sales over £40M.