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Issue : 14 August 2009

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  • WRAP reviews de-packaging equipmentSubscription

    News10 August, 2009

    The Waste and Resources Action Programme has reviewed de-packaging equipment for food waste in order to encourage more efficient food waste reprocessing. WRAP commissioned SLR Consulting to review available equipment which segregates packaging from food waste. The Review of Food Waste De-packaging Equipment was published on 4 August.The review provides anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting operators ...

  • Vehicle dismantler given prison sentenceSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    A vehicle dismantler has been given a four month suspended prison sentence and ordered to do community service after running an illegal waste site. The Environment Agency took Lincolnshire motor trader Michael Roy Casburn to court following a report of vehicle dismantling at his home in Skellingthrope, ...

  • UK textile sorters express concern over long-term future of textile industry Subscription

    News14 August, 2009

    The long-term future of the UK textiles industry is looking shaky, according to some UK sorters.UK textiles sorters are concerned that unfair competition between them and those who export material to sort in Eastern Europe could cause serious damage to the UK industry. It is feared that with high textiles prices coupled with wages and taxes, the UK sorters will not be able to compete with the less expensive alternative of exporting and sorting ...

  • SES wins Manchester waste subcontractSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    Building services firm SES has been awarded a £16 million contract to assist in the construction of 24 household waste recycling plants as part of the Greater Manchester Waste private finance initiative, according to MRWs sister publication Infrastructure Journal. SES will install ...

  • Sainsbury's cut down on soft fruit range packaging wasteSubscription

    News14 August, 2009

    Supermarket giant Sainsburys has changed the packaging of their soft fruit range and moved from trays with rigid clip-on lids to a heat sealed flexible lidding film to reduce packaging waste. The packaging is delivered by global packaging firm Amcor Flexibles. This new packaging format allows ...

  • PDM and Tesco defend right to recycle waste meat Subscription

    News14 August, 2009

    Food waste recycler PDM and supermarket Tesco have defended their right to recycle waste meat to create energy. The news comes after the Daily ...

  • New Earth to raise minimum of £15m in equitySubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    Waste treatment and renewable energy company New Earth Group hopes to raise  £15 million in equity to help grow the business and develop energy from waste plants.The three operational sites currently owned by the firm have been financed through its own retail and institutional funds with existing senior debt facilities.A minority stake in the firm will be given in exchange for the equity.Chairman Bill Riddle said: These funds will allow ...

  • LondonWaste consults Edmonton residents over AD plansSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    Waste management firm LondonWaste is consulting with residents and local businesses about plans to build an anaerobic digestion facility at its Edmonton EcoPark based in north London. LondonWaste is 50 per cent owned by waste management firm Sita and 50 per cent owned by the North London Waste ...

  • Green light for Cheshire refuse-derived fuel plantSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    The Government has approved plans for a refuse-derived fuel plant in Cheshire to convert 600,000 tonnes of waste material into electricity.The energy-from-waste plant is to be developed by Peel Environmental, an arm of Manchester-based property and transport firm Peel Group, and will form part of a proposed Resource Recovery Park on a 100 hectare site at Ince Marshes, Manchester.

  • Gaps in WEEE Directive laid bareSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    The introduction of a national or European Union register to hold all organisations handling waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU will help Member States to capture more WEEE tonnages, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, WEEE compliance scheme Ireland European ...

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