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Issue : 12 June 2009

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  • 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 ...

  • Hilary Benn announces funding for anaerobic digestionSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has announced that five successful anaerobic digestion projects will receive Government grants to create energy from waste.The grants are being awarded under the £10 million Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs anaerobic digestion demonstration programme, and form part of wider plans to tackle food waste and packaging.  Defra selected the five projects because they will demonstrate cutting-edge ...

  • London Mayor Boris to turn food into fuelSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched the Food to Fuel Alliance, a major initiative to convert Londons food waste into eco-fuel. The Alliance will bring together developers, food producers, energy companies and other key partners to provide the new infrastructure London needs to extract fuel from the capitals food waste. It is estimated that around 3 million tonnes of organic waste, predominantly food, are generated in the capital each year. While ...

  • 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, ...

  • Environment trials electronic waste tracking systemSubscription

    News8 June, 2009

    The Environment Agency has begun a pilot project that allows businesses and industry to electronically track the collection, transfer and final destination of their waste to help clamp down on fly-tipping.The three-month Electronic Duty of Care trial is being run by six waste companies in south east England, using mobile computer technology and a web-based tracking system to create and maintain electronic waste transfer notes. It is part of the Waste Crime ...

  • 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, ...

  • Environment Minister Jane Kennedy quits the Government - UPDATESubscription

    News8 June, 2009

    Environment Minister Jane Kennedy has left her position at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs amid the continuing row over Gordon Browns leadership. She has been replaced by Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Canning Town, based in East London.Glasgow-born Fitzpatrick has been MP for Poplar and Canning Town since May 2007. He began his career as a fire fighter. According to his website, during his 23 years with the fire brigade, he was ...

  • M&S 'closes the loop' with food-grade recycled plasticSubscription

    News8 June, 2009

    For the first time, Marks & Spencer  this week will sell food packaged with plastic recycled in Britain.The retailer has worked with plastic recycling plant Closed Loop Recycling and packaging supplier Reynolds to supply it with food-grade recycled plastic.M&S salad boxes are the final step in a project to create a closed-loop for plastic ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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