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Issue : 23 October 2009

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  • Sainsbury's and Recolight to run energy-saving light bulb and battery recycling schemeSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Sainsburys and light bulb recycling company Recolight will run a scheme to collect end-of-life energy saving light bulbs and batteries from Sainsburys stores. The retailer claims that this makes Sainsburys the first supermarket to offer ...

  • Consumers can tackle climate change, say Sustainable Consumption InstituteSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Consumers can have a major impact on the worlds efforts to reduce global warming, according to new research.The report is called Consumers, business and climate change and was published by Manchester Universitys Sustainable Consumption Institute.It estimates that consumers are responsible for 75 per cent of emissions and their action could leverage major reductions in emissions within a ...

  • BREW provides new round of funding for councils to tackle C&I wasteSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    The Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Centre  for local authorities has asked councils to apply for funding for projects that will support small to medium-sized businesses tackle climate change and save them money through resource efficiency. ...

  • Unions and Leeds City Council continue bin strike talks Subscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Leeds City Council is optimistic that a bin strike, which has been affecting street cleaning and refuse collection services, could be over soon. Striking refuse collectors have been embroiled in a row over pay and have been on strike since 7 September (

  • First Class recycling honours for Newcastle UniversitySubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Newcastle University has doubled its recycling rate to 56 per cent over the past year with the help of waste management firm Sita UK. Last year, the university introduced around 250 recycling bins for plastic bottles, mixed plastics, ...

  • Anglesey up with Wales' bestSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Waste management firm Verdant has helped the Isle of Anglesey to achieve the second best recycling rate in Wales. Speaking about Anglesey residents, Verdant managing director Roger Edwards said: Without their sustained support and interest in recycling, these results just wouldnt have been ...

  • TEG and Anagest to build AD/IVC facilitySubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Organic waste specialist TEG has signed a deal with Anagest to jointly build and co-locate an anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility site.It will handle 70,000 tonnes of organic waste each year and will be located at Anagests site at Stormydown near Bridgend, south Wales. AD will be used to treat 50,000 tonnes of food waste along with energy crops grown on adjacent land to the plant. It is planned for the site to open early next year.TEG commercial ...

  • May Gurney wins North Somerset waste contractSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Waste management company May Gurney has been named preferred bidder for North Somersets £85 million environmental services contract.The service will be used by 204,000 residents providing recycling, waste collection and management of household waste recycling centres.The seven-year contract begins in March 2010 with the possibility of a seven-year extension.May Gurney Environmental Services managing director Nicola Peake said: The council appointed us ...

  • Government makes proposals for civil sanctions for environmental offencesSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Under new proposals being drawn up by the Government, waste companies that commit waste offences could risk being fined up to 10 per cent of their turnover, warn lawyers. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been consulting on proposals to introduce new civil penalties ...

  • £200M biomass plant approvedSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Plans to build a £200million biomass power plant at Tees Valley have been approved. Gaia Powers plant will be powered on recycled wood chippings, generating 50MW, which is enough to supply over 80,000 homes. Around 275,000 tonnes of pallets, MDF and chipboard will be diverted from landfill to fuel the facility each year. Gaia power founder and chairman Michael Fox said: We ...

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