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Issue : 10 July 2009

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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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:

  • 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 ...

  • Smurfit Kappa makes 140 redundancies in CorkSubscription

    News8 July, 2009

    Smurfit Kappa has made 140 redundancies at its corrugated packaging plant in Cork, Ireland.The plant employs 170 people and has been in operation since 1974.Discussions took place on 1 July between the firm, its employees and their representatives regarding the job losses. A statement from Smurfit Kappa said: A significant manufacturing presence is being retained to service a range of local customers throughout the Munster region.

  • 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 ...

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