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Issue : 26 June 2009

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  • Corus to axe around 2,000 UK jobsSubscription

    News25 June, 2009

    Steelmaker Corus has announced it is to make around 2,000 employees redundant across the UK.Eight hundred jobs will be lost at the engineering steel sites mainly at Rotherham and Stocksbridge. Another 370 jobs will be lost in Corus Tubes, which will be split between the UK and the Netherlands. Rolling and finishing plants in Teesside and Scotland will lose 375 staff. Finally, the company is opening consultations ...

  • Johnson Matthey sees profits fallSubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    Johnson Matthey, the platinum specialist that makes automotive catalysts to help reduce exhaust emissions, is suffering from the current slump in auto production. The companys full year profits of £267.9 million up one per cent - beat forecasts but the firm warned that it had experienced ...

  • New flat recycling guidance launched by WRAPSubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has launched a new guidance to help local authorities select the most appropriate recycling collection for flats. This is the first comprehensive guide of its kind and covers all aspects of collecting and recycling food waste from flats. ...

  • BIR urges Indian Government against import taxSubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    International recycling federation the Bureau of International Recycling has urged the Indian Government not to implement the proposed import duty on aluminium scrap in India. It is claimed the Aluminium Association of India filed the application, which is likely to charge a 10 to 20 per cent tax.The BIR has sent letters to the Indian Commerce Secretary of Government, the Revenue Secretary of Government and the ...

  • Waste campaigner slams Project Transform PFI - COMMENT UPDATESubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    A Friends of the Earth waste campaigner has slammed plans for the Midlands private finance initiative, Project Transform.According to Keith Kondakor, the numbers issued by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over the proposed energy-from-waste plant to service Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire are, based on flawed assumptions and inflated waste tonnages. ...

  • Arc21 gets green light to build MBT plant in Belfast but not EfW plantSubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    Belfast City Council has backed proposals from an umbrella waste management group, for a mechanical biological treatment plant to be built at the council-owned north foreshore site in Belfast. But the council voted against its land being made available for an energy-from-waste plant to be ...

  • Gateway to London launches EnviroNet Business ClubSubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    Gateway to London, inward investment agency for Government regeneration agency, London Thames Gateway, has launched a new networking site called EnviroNet business club to give companies networking and supply chain opportunities.

  • Nearly 40 per cent of UK's top recycling firms in financial troubleSubscription

    News24 June, 2009

    According to industry analysts Plimsoll Publishing 38 per cent of the UKs top 1000 recycling firms are in financial trouble.At 23 per cent, almost a quarter of the recycling companies were given a danger rating meaning their survival is now in question. Another 15 per cent were given a caution rating, warning they are in a weakened financial position.Plimsoll senior analyst David Pattison said: It was no ...

  • Sainsbury's to swap cardboard cereal boxes with recyclable plastic bagsSubscription

    News23 June, 2009

    Sainsburys will be the first supermarket to swap its cardboard cereal boxes with recyclable plastic bags in an attempt to reduce packaging waste. The supermarket plans to sell its own-brand cereal in the plastic bags but the switch has been met with a mixed response from customers with

  • Green Alliance has vision to 'design out waste'Subscription

    News23 June, 2009

    Environmental charity Green Alliance has announced its strategy for the next three years including a movement to design out waste.It has six themes that it will be assessing from now until 2012 including: political leadership, the sustainable economy, the third sector, climate change and energy futures, green living and designing out waste.Green Alliance policy adviser Hannah Hislop told MRW: ...