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Issue : 10 July 2009

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  • Wood Recyclers Association gets new chairmanSubscription

    News10 July, 2009

    Wood Recyclers Association chairman Geoff Hadfield has stepped down from his position after a four-year stint and handed over stewardship to Wood Yew Waste managing director Clem Spencer. Spencer paid tribute to his predecessor and said that he would build on his good work in further strengthening and extending ...

  • Waste to energy challenges discussed at London Assembly meetingSubscription

    News10 July, 2009

    The London Assembly Environment Committee has discussed the challenges London will face to turn its waste into energy and heat at a committee meeting to influence the Mayor of Londons forthcoming Municipal Waste Strategy. The Committee said that there ...

  • Smurfit Kappa Recycling achieves internationally recognised standardsSubscription

    News10 July, 2009

    Smurfit Kappa Recycling has achieved internationally-recognised standards in environmental management and health and safety.Following an independent audit by AJA Registrars the firm received the BS EN ISO14001 -  Environmental Management System Standard - across each of Smurfit Kappa Recyclings site and depots. It was also awarded the OHASAS18001, which recognises its Occupational Health and Safety ...

  • Environment Agency launches major project to tackle fly-tippingSubscription

    News10 July, 2009

    The Environment Agency has launched a pilot with eight major UK landowners to identify the real extent of fly-tipping on private land. The EA has found that landowners are spending ...

  • Sterecycle to build £50m recycling plant in WalesSubscription

    News10 July, 2009

    Sterecycle has been granted planning permission to build and operate a major new recycling plant in Cardiff.The company plans to invest up to £50 million in the plant making it capable of processing 200,000 tonnes of unsorted household and commercial waste each year. Based in Wentloog, it will create 60 new long-term jobs for plant operators and 100 jobs while in construction. It is hoped ...

  • Keep Britain Tidy tackles road litter loutsSubscription

    News9 July, 2009

    Anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy has launched a campaign to toughen punishments for drivers dropping litter.The charity wants to see drivers fined and receiving one penalty point on their driving licence. Currently, littering motorists face £100 fines if caught. According to Keep Britain Tidy, nearly a quarter of people (23 per cent) admit to dropping litter from their vehicles and more than ...

  • May Gurney wins £16 million contract with Essex County CouncilSubscription

    News9 July, 2009

    Infrastructure services firm May Gurney has been awarded a £16 million four-year contract to operate and manage half of the recycling centres in Essex.From 1 July, the firm will be operating 11 sites in South Essex, which recycle a large range of materials including garden waste, engine oil, plastic bottles and scrap metal. Additionally, they take bulky items such as unwanted furniture. May Gurney Environmental ...

  • Ten companies short-listed for Gloucestershire waste PFISubscription

    News9 July, 2009

    Ten waste management firms have been short-listed for Gloucestershires new  £171 million waste private finance initiative.Following a bidders day in February, ten firms out of 40 have been invited to provide the best solutions to help Gloucestershire County Council reduce the amount of household waste going to landfill. The companies were judged on their pre-qualification questionnaires, which asked for information on their technical, financial ...

  • NWRWMG announces shortlist of biddersSubscription

    News8 July, 2009

    The North West Region Waste Management Group, a voluntary coalition of councils comprising of seven councils in north west of Northern Ireland, has shortlisted six bidders for its £500 million public private partnership waste contract. The shortlist of six bidders for the 25-year contract ...

  • EIC: Government needs to extend new Low Carbon Industrial Strategy to make UK competitiveSubscription

    News8 July, 2009

    The Environmental Industries Commission has launched a new report and campaign calling on the Government to urgently extend its Low Carbon Industrial Strategy to set out a comprehensive framework for putting the whole UK environmental industry at the heart of a global environmental market place.

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