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Issue : 27 February 2009

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  • Anti-freeze actions land companies in hot water with the EASubscription

    News24 February, 2009

    Two companies have been fined £42,000 for handling waste anti-freeze illegally for more than two years.The Environment Agency took Northampton-based MISWA Chemicals and OSS Group to court after MISWA admitted accepting the waste without a waste management licence and OSS Group admitted taking the waste to them without checking if the firm had a licence.The EA discovered that MISWA received 650,000 litres of waste anti-freeze between April 2005 ...

  • Boris Johnson appoints new chair for London Sustainable Development CommissionSubscription

    News27 February, 2009

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has appointed John Plowman as the new chair of the London Sustainable Development Commission.Plowman has extensive experience working on issues relating to sustainable development.  He has been a senior civil servant for 30 years standing in areas as diverse as environmental protection, urban regeneration and road safety. He currently runs a consultancy that provides advice to a range of clients including the Department ...

  • British Metals Recycling Association announces new director generalSubscription

    News23 February, 2009

    The new director general for the British Metals Recycling Association will be former Skills for Logistics chief executive Ian Hetherington. He will take over from current director general Lindsay Millington in April. Prior to this, Millington and Hetherington will work together during a handover phase before Hetherington officially takes on the role.Hetherington has more than 15 years experience of working with businesses and representing their ...

  • Building on second Closed Loop Recycling plastics plant beginsSubscription

    News27 February, 2009

    As work on Closed Loop Recyclings second plastic bottle recycling plant began in Wales this week, markets for quality recycled plastics have been described as strong. Prices for plastics have stabilised and some in the industry are cautiously predicting recovery. This optimism comes at a good time for CLRs £12 million HDPE and PET recycling facility on Deeside, north Wales. It will process more than 50,000 tonnes of plastic a year, including water, milk ...

  • Case for vehicle scrap incentives presented to European CommissionSubscription

    News23 February, 2009

    Scrap metal traders will be encouraged to hear that a car manufacturing trade association has called for UK scrappage incentive schemes at the European Commission. The drop in car manufacturing activity has been a cause of concern for traders which supply material to the manufacturers as well as taking their scrap.At a European Commission meeting last week (16 February), the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders repeated calls for a scrappage incentive ...

  • Centre for Remanufacturing & Reuse to launch uniform reuse online websiteSubscription

    News27 February, 2009

    In April, the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse will launch an online website to help maximise the recovery and reuse of corporate clothing as part of the Governments Sustainable Clothing Action Plan.The website named www.uniformreuse.co.uk is to be launched at the NEC Corporate and Workwear Show on 1 April 2009. It aims to provide industry, corporatewear users and interested members of the public with tools ...

  • Cheshires £1bn waste deal down to final two bidders Subscription

    News26 February, 2009

    Contenders for Cheshire County Councils £1billion private finance initiative waste deal have been whittled down to two, Viridor Waste Management and a joint venture between United Utilities and Interserve. The announcement means that the Waste Recycling Group and a partnership between Shanks Waste Management with Ineos Chlor, which were on the shortlist of four bidders announced in April 2008, ...

  • Defra hits back at Sunday Telegraph pay-as-you-throw claimsSubscription

    News23 February, 2009

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has hit back at a Sunday Telegraph report that claims that binmen are being issued with computers to build rubbish profiles on households to pave the way for the introduction of pay-as-you-throw. A Defra spokeswoman said: There is absolutely no suggestion that local authorities using microchips to help them deal with waste are a back door to introducing pay-as-you-throw, or financial incentives ...

  • Defra launches Sustainable Clothing Action Plan at London Fashion WeekSubscription

    News23 February, 2009

    Models sashayed down the catwalk with clothes made partly from recycled materials at the start of London Fashion Week (20 February) as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs chose the event to launch its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan.The plan is not a new regulation, but a series of green pledges from 300 stakeholders in the fashion industry, including high ...

  • Environmental agencies wait on Defra to find out their 2009/10 budgetsSubscription

    News27 February, 2009

    Government funded environmental agencies are waiting on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to find out if they will get their budgets cut for the next financial year.Agencies such as the Waste & Resources Action Programme, Envirowise and the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme are still waiting to find out their budgets for 2009/10. The budgets have yet to be finalised.Defra is carrying out a comprehensive review of all ...

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