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Issue : 20 February 2009

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  • REY brings local authorities together to tackle climate changeSubscription

    News20 February, 2009

    Not-for-profit business Resource Efficiency Yorkshire has started a project that will support local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber that are working to meet their landfill and waste targets.The project is called Delivering Excellence in Waste and REY is working with Local Government Yorkshire & Humber to share their experience and knowledge of recycling and waste management to councils, to help them improve the services they offer to households and businesses.

  • Green light for UK's first nappy recycling facilitySubscription

    News20 February, 2009

    Birmingham City Council has granted planning permission to build the UKs first nappy recycling plant in the city. The £20 million facility will be built by recycling company Knowaste and built in Tyseley, Birmingham. Once up and running the facility can recycle 36,000 tonnes of the citys nappies and absorbent ...

  • Tyre recycler in administration draws buyers' interest Subscription

    News20 February, 2009

    Buyers for the cryogenic tyre recycler TyreGenics, which went into administration in January, could be found within months, a company spokesman has said. The recycler was forced into administration, appointing administrator Begbies Traynor, on 15 January after facing a perfect storm of technical difficulties and an unprecedented market downturn.When MRW spoke to commercial director Grant Lloyd in September 2008, he was positive about the future ...

  • NISP "saddened" by tyre recycler market "casualty"Subscription

    News20 February, 2009

    The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme has said it is saddened by news that one of its members, TyreGenics has become a casualty of the tough market conditions. TyreGenics went into administration in January after directors faced a perfect storm of difficult market conditions and technical issues.

  • UK acquisition for European waste and recycling equipment providerSubscription

    News20 February, 2009

    A UK-based waste separator and shredder specialist has been bought by European waste equipment supplier Vecoplan as part of expansion plans. Leeds-based Almac had previously provided maintenance services for Vecoplan equipment customers in the UK. Machinery includes shredders, conveyers, screeners and chipping equipment which process plastics, paper, metals and wood.Vecoplan said the purchase was a bid to unite its wood and biomass work following ...

  • CIWM calls on local authorities to support "responsible reuse" of WEEESubscription

    News19 February, 2009

    The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management has called on local authorities and businesses that are involved in collecting electronic equipment to maintain a regular check on where the waste is going.Responding to the Sky News report which focused on unworkable waste electrical and electronic equipment going to Nigeria, CIWM chair Steve ...

  • Quality composts business potential tested on roofs Subscription

    News19 February, 2009

    Quality recycled compost will be used for green roofs and rain gardens, among other innovative projects, in trials to explore the materials technical and commercial potential. The trials, organised by the Waste & Resources Action Programme, will also continue research into regenerating brownfield sites to grow biofuel crops, which it began in 2007.Projects will start this year across the UK, with findings to be reported in 2010 and 2011. One high profile ...

  • Aluminium can recycler Novelis drops pricesSubscription

    News19 February, 2009

    Price reductions in the wider aluminium market have led aluminium can recycler Novelis to reduce its used beverage can prices by £50 per tonne as of Monday (23 February). Novelis suppliers were notified today that new prices would be £350 p/t for loose and whole and loose and flatten cans and £400 p/t for baled cans.Company national manager Andy Doran told MRW: We monitor London Metal Exchange prices and the aluminium sector is in a similar position to other ...

  • Call on local authorities to "rethink" waste hierarchySubscription

    News19 February, 2009

    Local authorities and businesses need to go further than reusing, reducing and recycling their products and rethink if they need to buy products in the first place, according to London Remade  green procurement manager Graham Randles.Speaking to MRW Randles said rethinking needs to be added to the top of the waste hierarchy. He said: Most of what we waste is what we buy in the first place. We need to ...

  • UK shoppers want ban on free plastic bagsSubscription

    News19 February, 2009

    A new survey suggests that people in the UK believe supermarkets should stop giving away free plastic bags.The survey conducted by reusable bag firm ReusaBags found that 83% out of 2000 people supported a ban on plastic bags.ReusaBags director Chris Amos said: Support for the ban on giving away plastic bags is now greater than ever. Many Governments around the world including China and France are introducing policy to cut giving away free plastic ...

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