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Issue : 23 October 2009

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  • Baby's body found at Greenstar recycling siteSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Police are looking for a couple in connection with the discovery of the body of a baby boy at Greenstar UKs recycling plant in Addlethorpe.The body was found on 15 October on the conveyor belt while an employee checked for glass in the material brought in for recycling. Lincolnshire Police are investigating the circumstances behind the discovery and the recycling plant is currently closed. Following police appeals, an elderly lady ...

  • Retail waste electrical take-back schemes hit poor communitiesSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Poorer communities throughout the UK are suffering because retail waste electrical and electronic take-back schemes are taking a proportion of WEEE away from social enterprises that could repair and redistribute them. Welsh-based social enterprise Enfys ...

  • 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 ...

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