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Issue : 16 October 2009

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  • Aldersgate Group: £250bn needed to fund low carbon economy by 2020Subscription

    News16 October, 2009

    The Government needs a more radical approach to financing low carbon projects to ensure carbon targets are met, according to a report by an environmental lobby group. The Aldersgate Group published its report called Financing the transition ...

  • Cameron outlines plans to bring "green consumer revolution to the UK"Subscription

    News16 October, 2009

    Incentivising people to recycle and putting accurate pricing on pollution and waste will help bring a green consumer revolution to the UK, according to Conservative Party leader David Cameron. Speaking at the launch of a new report - Consumers, ...

  • Tesco launches "buy one get one free - later" scheme to tackle wasteSubscription

    News16 October, 2009

    Britains biggest retailer Tesco has unveiled plans to cut the amount of food waste in Britain by introducing a buy one get one free later scheme. The BOGOFL offer means customers will be encouraged to pick up the second item at a ...

  • Tesco teams up with BatteryBackSubscription

    News15 October, 2009

    Retail giant Tesco has joined the BatteryBack producer compliance scheme. Tesco purchasing manager Huw Clifford said: We believe major retailers will be key in helping Britain reach its annual battery recycling target. Tesco will be rolling out battery collection points across all stores in ...

  • Olympic medalist Roger Black opens £15m materials recycling facilitySubscription

    News15 October, 2009

    Former 400m Olympic medalist Roger Black has opened a £15 million materials recycling facility in Southampton. The new facility is owned by paper recovery firm SCA Recycling and marks the firms expansion into the recovery of plastics, metals and glass.

  • Waste industry gives mixed response to landfill material ban plansSubscription

    News15 October, 2009

    The waste industry has given a mixed response to the Governments proposals to ban certain materials from landfill. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn reiterated at a waste summit meeting in London that materials such as paper, food, glass, aluminium or wood could potentially be banned (

  • FoE: Tougher target needed to increase UK recyclingSubscription

    News15 October, 2009

    The UK needs tougher recycling targets if it is to be a world leader on tackling waste, say environmental campaigners. Speaking about Environment Secretary Hilary Benns call for the UK to become a zero waste nation, Friends of the Earth resource use campaigner Michael Warhurst said: People ...

  • A WEEE victory for Econo-Weee and TransformSubscription

    News14 October, 2009

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance schemes Econo-Weee and Transform have both won appeals against the Environment Agencys decision not to re-approve them as schemes for 2010 and beyond. The decision by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills means that ...

  • Fire breaks out at Closed Loop Recycling plantSubscription

    News14 October, 2009

    A fire has broken out at plastic recycling plant Closed Loop Recycling in Dagenham on 13 October causing some damage to its PET line. A spokesman said a localised fire broke out in the evening of 13 October but was contained swiftly. He added: It is now completely extinguished and there is ...

  • £100,000 boost for three new charity shops to recycle old furniture and create jobsSubscription

    News13 October, 2009

    A homeless charity in London that recycles old furniture has been given a £100,000 boost by the London Waste and Recycling Board to divert waste from landfill and create employment opportunities. Trinity charity shops are based in the west London boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow. ...

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