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Issue : 12 June 2009

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  • WRAP: commingled is worst optionSubscription

    News9 June, 2009

    Commingled collections of recycling are the worst option for local authorities, according to new research from the Waste & Resources Action Programme. In what may be seen as a controversial move, WRAP has stated that sorting household recycling at the kerbside is the best and cheapest option in most cases. However, ...

  • Viridor acquires London Recycling for £11mSubscription

    News8 June, 2009

    Waste management firm Viridor has acquired independent resource management company London Recycling for £11 million.London Recycling handles 50,000 tonnes of material each year through its complete waste management system. The West Ham based firm has a fleet of waste collection vehicles, a waste electrical and electronic equipment facility, paper ...

  • Veolia critical of WRAP commingled reportSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    Veolia Environmental Services deputy chief executive Paul Levett has criticised the Waste & Resources Action Programme report that source separated or dual stream collection methods are better than commingled.In the report, Choosing the right recycling collection system, WRAP stated that single stream commingled collections are the least effective solution in terms of cost and materials quality. But Mr Levett said to MRW: There is no one-size ...

  • Senior figures from industry and local government to join WRAPSubscription

    News8 June, 2009

    The chief executive of Sita UK and a senior local government councillor specialising in environmental issues are to join the Waste & Resources Action Programmes board.WRAP chairman Peter Stone said Sita UK chief executive and the Local Government Associations Councillor Clare Whelan would bring invaluable experience and insight at a critical period in WRAPs development.They will replace WRAP board members Mike Averill and Councillor Kay Twitchen, ...

  • Scrap dealers feel the benefit of the car scrappage schemeSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    Just three weeks after the launch of the Governments car scrappage scheme the authorised treatment facilities involved with the system are already seeing the benefits.Metal processors Ampthill Metal Company business and development manager Mick Leech said: The scheme has been a very good thing for our industry, even though it was actually meant to primarily boost the car manufacturing industry rather than scrap. The cars we are getting through the scheme have ...

  • Packaging Strategy receives mixed responseSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    The announcement of the new Packaging Strategy has received a mixed response from key industry players.The Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin said: Packaging waste is a major issue for shoppers, local authorities and retailers and we need to join forces to tackle it. By working across the whole supply chain, we have greater opportunities to make ...

  • New WRAP report is "by no means the obituary for commingling" says Greenstar UK chief executiveSubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    Waste management firm Greenstar UK has welcomed the Waste & Resources Action Plans findings that local authorities should choose the recycling collection system which best suits them.Greenstar UK chief executive Ian Wakelin stressed that local authorities should not be misled by the reports headline conclusion. He said: It is by no means the obituary for commingling. WRAP clearly ...

  • New Packaging Strategy announcedSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched its long awaited Packaging Strategy at the Futuresource Conference.Environment Secretary Hilary Benn was speaking at the event organised by the Charted Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association at the Excel Centre in London (09 June).Addressing the waste industry, ...

  • MEP Caroline Jackson gives her predictions on EU waste policySubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    Caroline Jackson, MEP for the South-West Region, has given her predictions on where European Union waste policy is headed and said that the waste industry has to take a greater interest in the European Parliament.

  • Manchester is first airport to launch Recycle ZonesSubscription

    News8 June, 2009

    Manchester Airport is the first airport to launch Recycle Zones in its refurbished airside terminals at a cost of £80 million. The Recycle Zones initiative aims to encourage people to recycle on the go and is to be implemented across the UK.The scheme is part of a collaboration between the airport, Coca Cola Enterprises and the Waste & Resources ...

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