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Issue : 10 July 2009

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  • Every Can Counts scheme pilots in Asda trial storesSubscription

    News6 July, 2009

    Supermarket Asda has launched a drinks can recycling programme to run across 49 of its stores in the north west of England. Asda has partnered up with Every Can Counts, a partnership between drinks can manufacturers, the recycling industry and waste management companies. It is being implemented ...

  • Hertfordshire waste PFI teams shortlistedSubscription

    News6 July, 2009

    Hertfordshire County Council has shortlisted six teams for its £800 million residual waste private finance initiative project. The bidders are:

  • Scotland's renewable action plan supports energy from waste sectorSubscription

    News6 July, 2009

    The Scottish Government has published an action plan that will help support the development of the energy from waste sector to help it contribute to Scotlands renewable heat target.Cabinet Secretary for finance and sustainable growth John Swinney said that developing the right renewables infrastructure and boosting skills will help Scotland to meet its climate change targets.The Renewables Action Plan was published on 1 July and identifies collective ...

  • Nearly 70 per cent surveyed believe the Government could do moreSubscription

    News6 July, 2009

    Results of a survey show 69 per cent of respondents believe the Government is not doing enough to financially incentivise the environment sector, as 57 per cent say they have been affected by the recession.Conducted by the Environmental Industries Commission Environment Investment Network the survey - The Green Funding Gap: Environmental investment missing in the recession has found that new and ...

  • The CPI urges caution over UK recovered paper rateSubscription

    News6 July, 2009

    The Confederation of Paper Industries urged caution as the Confederation of European Paper Industries announced the UKs recovered paper rate to be well above average.Data from  the CEPI Annual Statistics for 2008 shows that the UKs recovered paper average is 77 per cent, which is 10 per cent above its reported average. However, the CPI believes that if extra detail ...

  • Scheme to halve plastics going to landfill launchedSubscription

    News7 July, 2009

    The plastics industry has launched a campaign to double the recycling rate of plastic packaging by 2020. This follows a survey that found only half of councillors were confident councils could meet the Governments waste strategy.Unveiled in of front MPs and council leaders at Westminster, the Plastics 2020 Challenge focuses on reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering plastic. ...

  • WRAP and EA at risk under Conservative quango reviewSubscription

    News7 July, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme and the Environment Agency could be under threat under a Conservative Government. Conservative Party leader David Cameron has pledged to cut the number of unelected quangos to save money and increase accountability.

  • Staffordshire shortlist for waste PFI revealed Subscription

    News7 July, 2009

    Staffordshire County Council has shortlisted two waste firms for its 25-year private finance initiative waste contract. The shortlisted bidders are:

  • Corus is back in the scrap marketSubscription

    News7 July, 2009

    Leading steel producer Corus has started buying small tonnages of scrap, it has been confirmed. Market sources told MRW that the company, which has not bought anything since October 2008, has been able to use its internal resources since this time because market demand has been so low. However, the amounts being bought are relatively small and not significant enough to affect the market.

  • 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 ...

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