Monthly Archives: August 2014

Summer Translations

Just in case you are in Spain and need to shred some paperwork the translation is:




1. trituradora (f) de documentos (for paper)”
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Italy looks to charge battery producers for WEEE costs

italyTaken from

“A Draft Act, currently under discussion in parliament, adds environmental provisions to the ‘Stability (Budget) Law 2014’ which will permit the Government to charge fees for the costs of implementing and monitoring the WEEE and Batteries Decrees to producers.

The Draft Act specifies that these fees shall be paid into the state budget and transferred to the appropriate budget of the Ministry of Environment. The fees which are to be allocated to producers in proportion to their market share, have yet to be set”

The disposal of batteries is a key issue in the UK and one that is happy to discuss with you.

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A look at waste in Greece

greeceTaken from the  it is interesting to see how Greece have incorporated waste into their law!

“Greece is embarking on a long-term plan to overhaul its waste management practices. New technologies are needed to deal with an increasing burden of waste and that meet the demand for disposal, energy generation, recycling, and building new, closed-loop systems that limit waste generation.

According to EU directives, all Member States, including Greece, should recycle 55-80% of packaging material by 2011 and decrease organic urban waste by 25% through composting processes at source by 2010. This should increase to 50% by 2013 and 65% by 2020.

Since there is insufficient domestic capacity to meet the needs of the market, investment opportunities are exceptional. The Greek government, local waste management authorities, and private waste management service companies need the expertise of foreign firms to fill this significant gap”.

From our point of view at these are well meaning incentives but incentives that we have been practicing for many years now, contact us at and understand how we can work together.

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France recovers over 60% of it’s waste

franceAs it is August we felt it would be good to look at our favorite European destiations and find some of the facts about what goes on in Europe. tells us that:

“France is the second biggest producer of waste in the European Union, with a total of 355 million tonnes. In 2010 64% of this waste was recovered, according to a report by the Department of the Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development (CGDD) published in January 2013.

France recycles 60% of its waste. That figure includes filling quarries (with mineral waste). Excluding that activity, the recycling rate drops to 47%, but in terms of waste recovery, i.e. recycling and incineration with recovery of energy, the rate rises to 64%, all types of waste taken together”.

Good to hear but we at feel 60% is the least that should be acheived, contact us at to understand how working with us can protect you and the environment.



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