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Issue : 14 August 2009

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  • Beach recycling comes to BrightonSubscription

    News14 August, 2009

    Staycationers who visit Brighton beach for their summer holidays may happen to bump into the new recycling bins installed on the seafront.The move is the latest stage in Brighton and Hove City Councils attempts to boost the citys recycling rate. It also plans to install new recycling bins in the city centre.Five pairs of recycling bins have been installed at locations along the busiest stretch of the seafront, with four metre high green flags to ...

  • Four bidders in running for South Yorkshire PFI waste contractSubscription

    News14 August, 2009

    Four companies are competing for the jointly procured Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham residual waste PFI contract, according to MRWs sister publication Infrastructure Journal.The four bidders are:* AmeyCespa;* Earth Tech Skanska;* Sita Lend Lease; and* Shanks Scottish and Southern Energy.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Defra launches consultation on revised Animal By-Products RegulationSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on the European Unions plans for implementing a revised version of the Animal By-Products Regulations. The ABP Regulations govern the collection, handling, transportation, storage and disposal of animal by-products, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Firm is 'first in Europe to recycle tyre wire'Subscription

    News12 August, 2009

    A new Midlands-based firm is the first in Europe to recycle tyre wire for resmelting.Enviromise specialises in separating the steel found in tyres from the rubber surrounding it to such a high standard that the metal can be used for resmelting. Up to 20 per cent of a tyre is usually landfilled because recycling tyre wire is such a difficult and expensive process to undertake.

  • EA stops 'hazardous' ship leaving UKSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    The Environment Agency has blocked a tanker ship from leaving the UK on suspicion it was due to be illegally exported for dismantling.This incident on 7 August was the first time powers to prevent a ship from leaving the UK have been used.Docked at a Southampton port, the EA was told of concerns regarding the proposed sailing of the 50,700 tonne liquid gas tanker called Margaret Hill. Information ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Anyone care for food leftovers?Subscription

    News11 August, 2009

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has joined forces with London Food Board chair Rosie Boycott and top chefs Oliver Rowe and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall to urge Londoners to use tasty leftovers for great recipes, rather than throw away edible food.As well as chairing the Mayors London Food Board, Boycott has made a recent appearance on BBC Ones Celebrity Masterchef and is the owner of a small organic farm.  She told MRW: We have lost the ...

  • Energos gets green light to build gasification plant in DoncasterSubscription

    News10 August, 2009

    Energy technology business Energos has received planning permission from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to build a gasification plant. The £75 million partnership with renewable energy company BioGen Power will provide a community-sized facility to handle Doncasters local waste diverting ...

  • 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 ...

  • Call to review food date labels to reduce food waste Subscription

    News10 August, 2009

    Clear advice on food date labels will help consumers waste less food, according to Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a food strategy consultation that assesses the challenges the UK will face to ensure the sustainability of its food supply. Benn outlined on BBC ...

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