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Issue : 1 May 2009

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  • Sita drops appeal for Seghill landfill extensionSubscription

    News1 May, 2009

    Waste management firm Sita UK had dropped appeal plans to extend the Seghill landfill site in Northumberland because it was too costly.Sita is now looking at a range of other options, including the potential to increase the disposal capacity within its current operations and a smaller scheme at the Seghill landfill site.North East general manager John Grainger said: We have decided against pursuing the case ...

  • Tesco launches new recycling unitsSubscription

    News1 May, 2009

    Retail giant Tesco has launched new recycling units aimed at encouraging people to recycle on the go in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.The move by Tesco will see recycling units, each worth £25,000, placed outside the supermarkets smaller format high street stores in order to encourage more people to recycle their waste when they are on the go.Until now automated recycling units have mainly been located on out-of-town retail sites, rather than catering ...

  • WRAP urges the retail industry to help with its waste research Subscription

    News30 April, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has invited the retail industry to take part in a research project to find out how much waste it generates.The project, which is aimed at grocery and home improvement retailers and their suppliers, will assess packaging, product and food waste generated throughout the supply chain from manufacture through distribution to back of store. The data could help businesses identify opportunities to make cost and environmental ...

  • Enpure awarded £60m contractSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    Costain has awarded Enpure a £60m contract to provide anaerobic mechanical biological treatment plants as part of the Greater Manchester waste and recycling PFI.The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority want Enpure to install two MBT plants, which will treat 173,000 tonnes of household waste each year. This will allow materials recycling, fuel production as well as producing 5MW of renewable energy.Enpure managing director Malcolm Wilkinson ...

  • One of the largest UK grass roofs on a MRF Subscription

    News30 April, 2009

    A materials recycling facility with one of the largest living roofs in the UK was launched on 27 April.The new £4m Reconomy Alibone paper recycling centre in Earls Barton, Northampshire boasts a 5100m2 grass roof grown from Sedum plants.The facility utilises £500,000 worth of state-of-the-art technology including a dedicated shredding system, a baling system with, what Reconomy claim to be the largest Jovisa baler in the UK. It is hoped the centre ...

  • Reusable nappies have saved London landfill 1,500 tonnes of wasteSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    Over 1,500 tonnes of nappy waste has been diverted from London landfill due to a reusable nappy scheme.The Real Nappies for London initiative, which encourages parents to try non-disposable nappies, was held as a part of National Real Nappy week between 27th April and 3rd May. Many London Boroughs joined in with helping to convert ...

  • New AD system to power 2,700 West London homesSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    BiogenGreenfinch have agreed to provide the West London Waste Authority with an anaerobic digestion system that will process 45,000 tonnes of waste food, powering 2,700 homes.Food waste from a quarter of a million homes will be collected from their doorsteps and turned into electricity. Householders will simply put food waste into a plastic box, which is then taken at the same ...

  • Eurostar's waste management is significantly improvedSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    Eurostar has reported huge progress in recycling and reusing its waste in the UK over the last two years.According to its updated Tread Lightly Report 2009, Eurostar now recycles 60 per cent of its waste in the Temple Mills train depot as well as introducing waste separation and recycling systems at its head office. On board, nearly 90 per cent of all ...

  • TRAID in your old clothes for newSubscription

    News30 April, 2009

    A second-hand clothing shop, with a recycled clothing range is to open a flagship store in Camden on 9 May.Following the success of TRAIDremade recycled outfits at Alternative Fashion Week, fashion charity TRAID will be opening its tenth store featuring the collection and its usual second-hand clothes.  The new store will also be fitted with reclaimed and recycled wood and scaffolding.TRAIDremade head of design Paula Kirkwood said: Our ...

  • Sita closes Cambridge yard over noise complaintsSubscription

    News29 April, 2009

    Sita UK closed down one of its Cambridge scrap yards and was ordered to pay damages after a High Court ruling over the yards noise. Barnwell Junction resident, Pamela Thornhill who lived next door to the site for 50 years has been battling with the noise problem for 30 years. Owners and operators Sita MR and Sita MR Cambridge must pay Mrs Thornhill and two of her family £25,000 damages and up ...

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