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Issue : 28 August 2009

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  • Planning committee to decide over Quinn Glass plant after approval recommendationSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    The local authority deciding on the fate of the Quinn Glass plant in Elton, is to receive a recommendation to approve retrospective planning permission for the plant. On 3 September members of Cheshire West and Chester Councils Strategic Planning Committee are to consider a 100-page report on proposals, which have involved Government, and generated litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal.If the ...

  • Sims electronics recycling firm acquires German firmSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Electronics recycling firm Sims Recycling Solutions has acquired Germany-based Technorecycle Buromaschinen Verwertung GmbH.The asset recovery company acquisition will further strengthen Sims Recycling in delivering global solutions for unwanted IT systems, according to the firm.Sims Recycling global chief executive Graham Davy said: Technorecycles in house expertise and infrastructure ideally compliments ...

  • Wolseley UK renews Greenstar UK contractSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    Supplier of heating plumbing and construction materials firm Wolseley UK has renewed its contract with Greenstar UK for a further three years.Since the contract was first awarded in 2006, Wolseleys recycling rate has increased from 3 per cent to an estimated 50 per cent and it has saved 20 per cent in waste-related costs.Across the next three years, ...

  • Finalists announced for National Recycling Awards 2009Subscription

    News27 August, 2009

    The finalists for the prestigious National Recycling Awards have been announced. Over 170 entries, from across  UK industry and the public sector, were received and the judges have whittled these down to a shortlist. MRW editor Paul Sanderson said: The National Recycling Awards has been going for over ten years now and year after year the standard of entries gets higher. By moving the Awards to a permanent London home, we have expanded ...

  • EA gives go-ahead to Viridor's EfW proposalSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    The Environment Agency is satisfied with Viridors planning proposal to build an energy from waste facility at its landfill site in Oxfordshire, removing the local planning authoritys objection to the application.Recently, the EA confirmed to the planning authority that it consider(s) all significant environmental impacts have been properly assessed.The ...

  • Commercial food waste collection success in BradfordSubscription

    News27 August, 2009

    A commercial food collection and composting scheme in Bradford is on the right track to divert 600 tonnes of food waste from landfill this year.Promoted by Bradford Environment Action Trust with funding from Resource Efficiency Yorkshire, the scheme collects food waste from local businesses and schools ...

  • Eden Council leader quits over alleged recycling fraudSubscription

    News26 August, 2009

    The leader of Eden District Council has resigned following his arrest last week as part of an investigation into alleged fraud at Eden Community Recycling where he is managing director. Councillor Colin Nineham (pictured) has not been charged but is on bail until November. At a special meeting of  Eden District Council Executive on 25 August, he tendered his resignation.Council deputy leader Councillor Keith Phillips said: Councillor Nineham offered his resignation ...

  • Veolia takes Nottinghamshire council to courtSubscription

    News26 August, 2009

    Nottinghamshire County Council has been criticised for making accounts relating to a £850 million waste management contract open to public inspection.It is in court as part of a judicial review hearing prompted by Veolia Environmental Services, which complained that disclosing details of its contract with the council breached confidentiality.The council issued details of the contract to local resident Shlomo Dowen of the action group People Against Incineration ...

  • New mattress recycling firm reuses 97 per cent of materialsSubscription

    News26 August, 2009

    A mattress recycling firm capable of recycling 97 per cent of the recovered material has begun operating in South London. Matt UK, which is a subsidiary of HTL Recycling and Waste Management Services, extracts the steel springs inside the mattresses and then strips the mattresses separating the material into foam, felt and polyester. The materials are then distributed for recycling.Owner of the HTL Group, Pedro Connolly said: The ethos behind ...

  • China's import controls affecting price of plasticSubscription

    News26 August, 2009

    Industry experts are predicting the price of plastics may fall this month due to varying issues including Chinas import controls.Over the past month the duty on imports into China has increased. Container prices have also risen sharply, roughly doubling charges compared to four months ago. Additionally, it is felt that more stringent checking of imports into China from Hong Kong is restricting materials entering the country therefore weakening ...

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