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Issue : 11 December 2009

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  • WRAP ups recycling by 900,000 tonnes in West MidlandsSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Nearly £1.5 million has been awarded to waste and recycling firms in the West Midlands through a grant scheme run by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.The WRAP Advantage West Midlands programme has chosen 13 businesses eligible for the boost, which will divert more than 900,000 tonnes of industrial waste away from landfill in total.WRAP AWM manager Julia Turner said: Although we have almost allocated our ...

  • WRAP launches new recycling performance benchmarks for local authoritiesSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    A combination of social demographic and geographical factors influences local authority kerbside dry recycling performance, according to new research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The report called

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    Where’s the evidence?Subscription

    Features5 December, 2009

    The UK needs better data when making long-term decisions about the secondary materials economy, says Andy Doran

  • Waste sector speaks out about CopenhagenSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    The waste industry has expressed mixed views on the implications of Copenhagen for the waste sector. The UN climate summit in Copenhagen aims to strike a deal on major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (7-13 December).

  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment firm's failure left staff with mercury poisoningSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    A director from the Electrical Waste Recycling Group in Huddersfield will be sentenced next year for breaching health and safety charges. According to the Yorkshire Post (24 November) ...

  • Waste board gives £12m to gasification plantSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    The London Waste and Recycling Board has announced that it will give £12 million of guarantee funding to a gasification plant proposed for a site in Dagenham, east London. The plant, run by London-based technology firm Biossence, will process 100,000 tonnes of the capitals waste and turn it ...

  • Veolia wins £8m waste contract in WycombeSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services has won a waste contract with Wycombe District Council following a competitive tender, which will commence in April 2010. The £8 million contract builds on the success of Veolias partnership with Wycombe District Council and includes a new ...

  • Utility companies set to benefit from old electronic meter recyclingSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment recyclers are set to play a major role in recycling old electronic meters as British utility companies begin replacing them with smart meters.According to the Times, utility firms are set to profit from precious metals, worth £10 million, within old electronic meters.WEEE recycling firm EEE director Mark Wolle told the Times that 100,000 British electricity meters could collectively contain ...

  • Textile collector poses as official body to target rival binsSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Growing competition in the textile industry has led to a rogue collector masquerading as an official body to possibly take other collectors banks or sites. According to the Textiles Recycling Association, because of the current high price of textiles, there are rogue tactics being used by a firm in the Midlands. Not a TRA member itself, it is parading as an official environmental enforcement ...

  • Teesside offered £60m "green" rescue packageSubscription

    News11 December, 2009

    Teesside has been offered a £60 million rescue package to invest in green manufacturing in the wake of the Corus steelworks closure.

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