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Issue : 10 April 2009

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  • Waste PFI deals will struggle for finance following GMWDASubscription

    News9 April, 2009

    New waste PFI deals are likely to struggle to attract significant commercial funding, according to an insider close to the Greater Manchester waste PFI.With £529.5m of funding eventually coming from public sources in the form of either direct finance or loans, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority PFI deal has proven extremely difficult to finance from commercial lenders.The source said: The whole concept of how to fund these waste PFIs has been questioned ...

  • Good news: price of aluminium cans goes upSubscription

    News9 April, 2009

    Novelis Recycling has announced that it is to increase the price it pays for aluminium cans from 13 April.It will pay £500 for a tonne of baled and densified cans from UK sources and £450 per tonne for loose whole or flattened cans. This represents a £100 per tonne increase across both grades.Novelis Recycling national manager Andy Doran told MRW: We are reflecting the market as we see it and global metal prices have picked up. We still have a need for ...

  • MRW prices week ending 10 April 09Subscription

    News9 April, 2009

    As we are not printing MRW magazine this week as we are having an Easter break, please see here for this week's MRW prices.FerrousNon ferrousLMEMaterials/Textiles

  • Costain wins GMWDA contractSubscription

    News9 April, 2009

  • Recovered tyre certification scheme contract wonSubscription

    News8 April, 2009

    A contract to develop and run a recovered tyre and rubber quality certification scheme will be managed by research consultants TRL. The contract to make used tyres and rubber more attractive to producers and consumers was awarded to TRL by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.Under the scheme, recovered products currently classed as waste will be reclassified after meeting certain standards. This means that the products that previously needed waste permits ...

  • Merseyside planning permission for recycling siteSubscription

    News8 April, 2009

    Liverpool City Council has awarded Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority planning permission for a new £20 million recycling park.The waste disposal body will now develop its existing site on Stonebridge Lane in Gilmoss by adding a materials recycling facility and a visitor and education centre.MWDA chairman Cllr Kevin Cluskey said: This facility is vital to the future success of council recycling services and waste disposal on Merseyside because it will enable us ...

  • Ethos Recycling expands clinical waste capacitySubscription

    News8 April, 2009

    Ethos Recycling has purchased the full assets and freehold of the Cliniserve Autoclave facility in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The steam sterilization autoclave plant is designed to treat clinical waste and has a capacity of 3,500 tonnes per annum.This follows the purchase of the former Compact Power clinical waste treatment facility in Avonmouth, Bristol, in January 2008. The plant was part of the

  • Greater Manchester: deal doneSubscription

    News8 April, 2009

    Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and Viridor Laing have today signed their 25-year private finance initiative (PFI) waste deal. The contract is worth £3.8 billion to Viridor Laing and is thought to be Europes largest such contract.The deal will trigger a £640 million construction programme for a network of state-of-the-art recycling facilities over the next five years. This will include a revolutionary integrated solution for the 1.3 million tonnes of municipal ...

  • Government encourages public to 'Get a Bag Habit'Subscription

    News7 April, 2009

    Research has revealed that UK shoppers use 13,000 carrier bags in their lifetimes, as the Government and the British Retail Consortium launch a campaign to encourage bag reuse. A survey of shoppers found that on average we use over 160 new carrier bags each year, at least 400 a year for the average household. The survey, by YouGov, found that half of those questioned had up to 40 carrier bags hoarded at home and ready to reuse.  Supermarket ...

  • Citroen launches scrappage scheme ahead of Government decisionSubscription

    News7 April, 2009

    Ahead of announcements of a possible car scrappage incentive scheme by the Government in the 2009 Budget (22 April), car maker Citroen has launched its own scheme. The manufacturer said it will give up to £2000 to customers scrapping a car registered before 2000. Vehicle recycler Cartakeback is supporting the scheme and for vehicles to qualify for the cash they must be scrapped at a Cartakeback authorised treatment facility.Scrappage ...

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