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Issue : 25 September 2009

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  • Extension creates one of the biggest textile sorting plants in UKSubscription

    News25 September, 2009

    Nathans Wastesavers has created one of the largest textile sorting plants in the UK after extending its Denny Stirlingshire site in central Scotland. Stretching across 115,000 square feet, the £2.5 million extension has been built to encourage and highlight the firms commitment to sorting in the UK. Currently, some UK firms are sending their collected textiles abroad, to places ...

  • Coca Cola GB creates UK's first city centre Recycle Zone in SouthamptonSubscription

    News25 September, 2009

    Coca-Cola Great Britain is installing fifty new recycling bins in Southampton City Centre under its Recycle Zone initiative.Working in partnership with Southampton City Council, 15 double stainless steel recycling bins will create the UKs first city-centre Recycle Zone to encourage residents to recycle-on-the-go. A further 35 black dual bins for recycling ...

  • Home improvement sector pledge to cut waste and packagingSubscription

    News25 September, 2009

    Six DIY retail giants have signed an historic agreement to reduce packaging and waste to landfill, under a new voluntary industry initiative led by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. Wickes, B&Q, Homebase, Argos, Focus and Henkel have agreed to work together for the first time to achieve ...

  • EMR acquires Sunderland's 'largest' metal merchantSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    European Metal Recycling has acquired Sunderlands largest metal merchants Sunderland Metal Company.The firm, situated in Pallion, will continue to operate as normal under the new ownership accepting all grades of ferrous and non ferrous metal including end of life vehicles.EMR regional director Mike Seale said: We are delighted ...

  • Farm subsidiary receives new WRAP grant for AD plantSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    The Waste and Resources Action Programme has awarded a £750,000 grant to anaerobic digestion business Lower Reule Bioenergy under its organics capital grant scheme.A subsidiary of Lower Reule Farm, the firm is one of the first in England to receive funding from this programme.  Once built, the £3 million plant will divert more than 30,000 tonnes of food waste per year from landfill, generating electricity ...

  • UK will fail to meet EU landfill targets, new survey suggests - UPDATESubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    More than half the UK waste sector believes that the UK will not meet its European Union Landfill Directive 2013 target, a new survey suggests. Law firm Norton Rose published the results of its 2009 Future of Waste PFI survey, ...

  • Landfill waste found in containers returned from BrazilSubscription

    News23 September, 2009

    Unsuitable waste mixed with plastic has been found in some of the waste containers that were recently repatriated from Brazil.After forensic examination, environmental crime investigators from the Environment Agency have so far found nappies, wellington boots, torn and dirty textiles, cat food pouches and rotting cardboard in the containers. This has all been collected as evidence in the ...

  • Fresh concerns over EC WEEE collection targetSubscription

    News23 September, 2009

    European Commission proposals to set mandatory collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment in the draft recast WEEE Directive have evoked a mixed response from the WEEE industry.The EC published its draft proposals to revise the WEEE Directive on 3 September. It proposes to change the current collection target from 4kg per head of population to 65 per cent ...

  • New drive hopes to boost collections of aerosol cans and foilSubscription

    News22 September, 2009

    A new drive to encourage all local authorities to collect empty aerosols and clean aluminium foil as well as food and drink cans is being launched this autumn. Co-funded by Unilever, the British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) and foil companies Coppice Alupack, Nicholl Food Packaging and Jena, the initiative will be operated by not for profit organisation Alupro, with the aim of developing the full potential of aerosol and foil recycling.The first phase ...

  • AD quality protocol publishedSubscription

    News22 September, 2009

    Businesses and the agricultural community using anaerobic digestion (AD) stand to benefit from relaxed waste regulations if they conform to a new Quality Protocol(QP). Officially launched at the RWM exhibition last week, this sets out clear standards for the production of digestate from organic waste. The QP will mean charges associated with waste regulations will no longer have to be paid, ...

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