Plans to reduce red tape and make it easier to re-use / recycle millions of tonnes of common types of industrial and commercial waste, including uncontaminated
soil, were announced 31 May 2007 by the Environment Agency and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).
The five waste streams were selected to go forward as part of the Waste Protocol project:
1 steel slag from steel manufacture, which can be reused in construction and building materials and as an agricultural fertiliser,
2 gypsum from waste plasterboard which can be used to make new plasterboard and in cement products,
3 incinerator bottom ash which is made up from glass, porcelain, brick, gravel, sand, slag and ash from household waste that is burnt in incinerators, and
can be used as aggregate in construction materials.
4 paper mill ash which is produced when sludge from paper making is burnt for energy recovery and the ash can be used as an aggregate.
5 uncontaminated top soil from greenfields and development sites can be reused on a wide range of horticultural and leisure sites such as parks, golf courses
and football pitches.
Link: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/new ...