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8 th FSP Meeting 28 th June 2012. Agenda Welcome Simon Macaulay Introductions All Minutes of 7 th FSP Meeting Simon Macaulay Landfill ban presentation & group discussion Jane Gardner FSP newsletter content and ideas All FSP membership Stuart Blofeld AOB

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8th FSP Meeting

28th June 2012

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Agenda

  • Welcome Simon Macaulay
  • Introductions All
  • Minutes of 7th FSP Meeting Simon Macaulay
  • Landfill ban presentation & group discussion Jane Gardner
  • FSP newsletter content and ideas All
  • FSP membership Stuart Blofeld
  • AOB
  • Date of next meeting
  • October 2012 (w/c 29th Oct)
  • March 2013 (w/c 11th Mar)
  • LUNCH – 12:30pm
  • Optional tour of Headlam facility
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Carpet Recycling

UK

Landfill Ban for Carpet Waste?

26th June 2012

Jane Gardner

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EU Landfill Directive & Waste framework directive

  • Prevention of negative effects on environment
  • Recovery of valuable raw materials
eu landfill directive 1999 waste framework directive 2008
EU Landfill directive 1999 & Waste Framework Directive 2008
  • Reduce BMW waste to landfill to:
    • 75% of that produced in 1995 by 2010
    • 50% of that produced in 1995 by 2012
    • 35% of that produced in 1995 by 2015
  • Waste frame directive target:
    • 50% household waste recycled by 2020
    • 70% construction and demolition waste by 2020
  • Waste must be treated before being landfilled;
  • Hazardous waste assigned to a hazardous waste landfill;
  • Wastes banned:
    • liquid waste;
    • flammable waste;
    • explosive or oxidising waste;
    • hospital and other clinical waste which is infectious;
    • used tyres, with certain exceptions;
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Municipal Waste Landfilled in 2006 compared to targets of the European Landfill Directive (European Environment Agency figures)
textile waste bans in europe
Textile waste bans in Europe
  • Textile waste included in landfill ban/restriction in:
    • Germany
    • Austria
    • Flanders
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
  • UK government considering ban of textile waste to landfill this parliament
uk carpet waste facts
UK Carpet Waste Facts
  • 400,000 tonnes per annum
  • Carpets made of valuable raw materials – nylon, polypropylene, wool
  • Diversion rate increase from 2% in 2008 to

16.5% in 2011

    • 51% EfW
    • 49% Recycling
  • Higher value outlets developing

Initial target – 25% by 2015

landfill ban of carpet waste
Landfill ban of carpet waste?
  • Landfill ban could accelerate material recovery
  • Must be implemented over a timeframe to allow building of capacity for recycling
  • Hurried ban could lead to :
    • Increased incineration – lack of UK capacity will lead to export of carpet to incineration in Europe
    • Lack of carpets for development of recycling infrastructure
cruk position
CRUK Position
  • Set targets to show progress in diversion rates
  • Continuation of Landfill tax escalator beyond 2014/ 15
  • Landfill ban with 5 to 10 year transition period
  • Voluntary commitment preferable to legislation
summary
Summary
  • Carpets emerging as valuable raw material source
  • Interest from innovators in using fibres in new products
  • Landfill ban potential driver for innovation if:
    • Sufficient timeframe for implementation; and
    • Coupled with increase in landfill tax
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The Flooring Sustainability Partnership

E-newsletter

Mock Design for Discussion

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AOB &

Date of Next meeting

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FSP Annual Report 2012

  • Content finalised
  • Completed copyediting and design
  • Awaiting final approval by WRAP
  • Publication date – Summer 2012
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Next meeting dates

October 2012 (w/c 29thOctober 2012)

March 2013 (w/c 11thMarch 2013)

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