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Issue : 11 September 2009

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  • Corus launches steel packaging plants after signs of recoverySubscription

    News11 September, 2009

    Corus Steel Packaging Recycling has announced it is launching two new recycling plants in response to the upturn in demand for scrap steel.The new Corus Approved Steel Packaging Recycling plants (CASPR) will buy steel packaging from local authorities, waste collectors and community collection schemes throughout the UK. They will then prepare and bale the packaging before sending it to Corus UK plants to be recycled into new steel products.

  • Newcastle investigates different waste technologiesSubscription

    News11 September, 2009

    Newcastle City Council is investigating a range of different technologies to help it treat 40,000 tonnes of its residual waste and will be inviting the waste technology market to submit bids to treat this waste early in the New Year. Around 125,000 tonnes of municipal waste goes to Newcastles ...

  • WRAP looks to boost recycled glass contentSubscription

    News11 September, 2009

    New research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme shows that consumers are as likely to buy products in jars and bottles made with mixed colour recycled glass as they are to purchase items in clear glass packaging.WRAP hopes that this finding will boost demand for containers with high recycled content.It partnered with supermarket giant Sainsburys to determine if consumers would accept packaging ...

  • Call for Welsh shoppers to ditch their plastic bagsSubscription

    News11 September, 2009

    Welsh Environment Minister Jane Davidson is calling on Welsh shoppers to ditch their plastic bags this Saturday (12 September) and support the world's first plastic bag free day.

  • Brent Cross Cricklewood Development project to spend £189m on waste and recycling facilities Subscription

    News10 September, 2009

    More than £189 million will be spent on waste and recycling facilities for the new Brent Cross Cricklewood Development but environmental campaigners still oppose plans to build it. A £5 billion new town centre in the north London borough of Barnet  ...

  • Sita takes Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority to courtSubscription

    News10 September, 2009

    Waste firm Sita has begun legal action against the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority after missing out on the £3.8 billion Greater Manchester Waste private finance initiative contract. Sita has issued a writ at the High Court in London claiming unlimited damages from the GMWDA. It ...

  • Approved plans for Southwark IWMF include Veolia's first UK MBTSubscription

    News10 September, 2009

    Veolia Environmental Services has been given the green-light to build an Integrated Waste Management Facility at the former gas works site in Old Kent Road. Plans for the facility include Veolias first UK mechanical biological treatment plant, which will treat residual waste.As part of a 25-year PFI contract Veolia will build and operate the plant on behalf of the council. ...

  • WRAP to stop selling compost bins at the end of September - UPDATESubscription

    News10 September, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme will stop selling compost bins from the end of this month to local authorities. It has stated that a number of local authorities are now subsidising bins themselves and have made the decision based on local circumstances and priorities.

  • Wood waste arisings lower than expected Subscription

    News9 September, 2009

    Levels of wood waste arisings are lower than expected but the new figure is a welcome clarification for the wood recycling industry, according to the Wood Recyclers Association. The Waste and Resources Action Programmes recent report Wood Waste Market in the UK, which was published last week,

  • Arson attack on Biffa depotSubscription

    News9 September, 2009

    Six waste trucks at one of Biffas Essex depots were deliberately set on fire and another two had their windscreens smashed and suffered smoke damage after an arson attack.Criminals also attacked the depot office on the Rayleigh site but attempts to start a fire in the building caused only minor damage. Essex police are treating the incident - which happened on Saturday 29 August as arson.Biffa believes the ...

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