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Issue : 1 October 2004

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  • £10m star-studded national campaign goes for recycling goldSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    By Paul SandersonEnglands first ever national communications campaign to encourage recycling kicked off this week with TV adverts and celebrity backing.Animated adverts featuring the voice of comedian Eddie Izzard were broadcast first during commercial breaks on GMTV on Monday morning for the £10 million Recycle Now campaign. Additionally, the commercials can be found on ITV in certain regions, Channel 4, Five and satellite and ...

  • Alcan spin offSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    Aluminium company Alcan is spinning off its aluminium rolled-products business and giving it the name Novelis.Pending Canadian government and shareholder approval, the new company will begin operating from January 1, 2005.It will become the worlds largest aluminium rolled-products company based on revenues of $6.2 billion.Rick Hindley, UK national manager of Alcan Rolled Products, said: The strategy will be the same, as will the team. It is good news ...

  • Are organised fly-tipping gangsters defeating the Environment AgencySubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    By Greg PitcherCriminal gangs are increasingly turning to fly-tipping as a lucrative money earner, according to a new report by the the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.Highly sophisticated criminals are targeting building sites, roads, farms, fields and electricity sites to dump construction and demolition waste.The offenders use a variety of techniques including the use of scouts who identify suitable locations, break locks on sites and charge ...

  • China will up paper standardsSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    Quality will become increasingly important for recovered paper collections as China gets tougher on what it will accept, according to PaperChain.Chairman Geoff Hill told delegates at a Recycling and Waste Management exhibition seminar that the Asian nation would continue to buy more fibre but would demand a better standard.Waste paper collections are growing as local authorities work towards challenging recycling and recovery targets.But with UK mills ...

  • Consortium promises rapid expansionSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    The End User Consortium, a group of materials reprocessors, told local authorities at this years RWM exhibition that it can provide them with a rapid expansion of their recycling infrastructure.The only proviso is that councils hand over all of their recyclate to each of the consortiums five members if signing up to the one-stop solution. Garth Ward (pictured, left), recycling coordinator for member company Salvation Army Trading, said local authorities must approach the consortium ...

  • Construction CallSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    Construction callThe Irish government has called for new and innovative measures from the construction industry to hit an 85% recycling target by 2013. Around 65% of construction waste was recovered in 2001. Ireland this week became the first country in the EU to apply for a voluntary approach to the issue.

  • Education, education, educationSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    Among the deals being signed and the products being launched, the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition was a time for discussion and debate, with many exhibitors seeking out visitors to talk through the issues and challenges affecting them. At the Berryman stand its spokesman said that the companys priority was encouraging kerbside collection and expanding the firms awareness programme. To this end, next year will see Berryman begin to realise its plans for an understanding ...

  • ELV AppointmentSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    ELV appointmentEuropean Metal Recycling (EMR) has appointed Crow Environmental to install vehicle depollution rigs at more than 40 of its sites. The rigs will be operational by November 1, allowing EMR to safely recycle cars in line with the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive.

  • Government to introduce voluntary reward schemesSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    By John McKennaThe Government is set to introduce voluntary reward schemes to boost household recycling in the UK. At the Labour Party annual conference in Brighton this week, environment secretary Margaret Beckett confirmed that local authorities would be consulted on the proposal.She said: Locally, everyone has a right to the cleaner, greener, safer neighbourhoods, which improve their quality of life. Government cant just will ...

  • Grant for MidlothianSubscription

    News1 October, 2004

    Grant for MidlothianMidlothian Council is to introduce kerbside recycling following a grant of £31 million from the Scottish Executives Strategic Waste Fund.The money will be used to provide households with additional recycling boxes or containers.

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