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Issue : 20 February 2009

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  • €5.25m investment for Irish pay-as-you-throw companySubscription

    News16 February, 2009

    An investment of €5.25million has been secured by an Irish waste technology company that provides turnkey pay-as-you-throw systems. AMCS, a Limerick-based waste and recycling technology firm, will use the funding to expand its operations in Ireland and internationally.Chief executive officer Jimmy Martin said: We currently employ 50 highly skilled engineers and technologists in Limerick and the investment will see an increase in our overall workforce to ...

  • 75 permanent jobs created by Ealing recycling contractorSubscription

    News18 February, 2009

    At a time when job losses seem to be making the headlines, the firm responsible for recycling, refuse collection and street cleansing for Ealing Council has created 75 permanent jobs.May Gurneyacquired previous contractor, ECT recycling last year, and started delivering the recycling, refuse and street cleansing for Ealing Council in November 2008. This February, the company will turn 75 temporary roles into permanent ...

  • 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 ...

  • Asda joins forces with INCPEN to help tackle packaging wasteSubscription

    News16 February, 2009

    Retail giant Asda has partnered with the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment, the packaging research organisation, to help Asda cut its packaging waste.The supermarket has already reduced its packaging on its own label products by 25% in the last 12 months, and will now work with packaging manufacturers, material suppliers and retailers under Incpens guidance, in a bid to minimise the environmental impact of its product supply chain.

  • Blears decision on Nottingham energy-from-waste challengedSubscription

    News17 February, 2009

    Campaigners against expansion plans at a Nottingham energy-from-waste plant say they will contest the Secretary of States decision to grant permission. The conflict between campaigners and waste management company WRG centres on plans to expand its Eastcroft energy-from-waste facility. The addition of a third processing line would increase capacity by a 100,000 tonnes a year to 260,000 tonnes a year.WRG submitted its application to Nottingham ...

  • Buckinghamshire County Council stops tendering processSubscription

    News18 February, 2009

    Buckinghamshire County Council has made the decision to stop the current tendering process to build an in-vessel composting facility in the north of the county due to the current economic conditions.During late 2006 the county council began the process of tendering the contract to design, build and finance an in-vessel composting facility in north of the county. This facility would have processed material from Aylesbury Vale District Councils cardboard, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Commercial compost bin scheme to inherit WRAPs legacy Subscription

    News16 February, 2009

    Following news that Waste & Resources Action Programme compost bin subsidies will stop in September, bin manufacturer Straight has launched an identical commercial scheme. The company is offering councils a home delivery programme, which it said the WRAP campaign was initially modelled on. Straight, and its subsidiary Blackwall, supplied more than half the bins used in ...

  • Conservatives will ditch Regional Technical Waste Advisory BoardsSubscription

    News18 February, 2009

    The Conservative Party will scrap Regional Technical Waste Advisory Boards if they come to power.Under plans in its Green Paper Control shift returning power to local communities, the Conservatives plan to devolve power back down to local councils. In the document the Conservative Party hope to devolve power ...

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