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Issue : 29 May 2009

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  • Manchester's recyclers get choice of serviceSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Manchester City Council has given its residents in south Manchester the option of selecting what type of recycling services they want.The new services will go to nearly 10,000 residents, based on what they told Manchester City Council  officers during a survey earlier. Residents currently get a kerbside recycling box, but this is set to change.More than 2,000 households ...

  • Budget Pack plans to run a battery compliance schemeSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Packaging and waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance scheme Budget Pack is planning to run a battery compliance scheme and has made an application to register its scheme.The programme to attract potential members will be called the Cube Initiative with different sides of a cube representing the different features the activities it will take if it wins approval. Budget Pack has 400 members on its books including big guns such as ...

  • Quinn glass appeal against enforcement noticeSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Quinn glass has lodged an appeal against the enforcement notice brought by Chester West and Cheshire Council.The enforcement notice orders Quinn to dismantle the factory and cease production. Quinn has lodged the appeal believing that its planning application for the plant should be granted soon. If this application is approved, the enforcement notice will be unnecessary.The ...

  • Welsh First Minister urges all Welsh people to play a role in its sustainable developmentSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Welsh First Minister Rhodri Morgan stressed that all parts of Welsh society will have to play a role to meet its Sustainable Development Scheme targets, which aims to achieve zero waste by 2050.As he launched the One Wales:One planet scheme at the Hay Festival on 22 May, he said: This is not just an issue for the green lobby. It is not just about recycling ...

  • First of eleven pioneering mixed plastics plantsSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Recycler 2K Manufacturing is to open the first of 11 mixed plastics recycling centres, which will produce what they claim is the worlds first environmentally-friendly plywood substitute board.Multi-award winning product, EcoSheet, is a pioneering invention that is also entirely recyclable. The Luton site will be capable of recycling almost 25,000 tonnes of waste plastic, normally sent to landfill. ...

  • Scotland aims to deliver a greener GovernmentSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    The Scottish Government has reduced its waste and increased its recycling rates, according to new figures from its Environmental Annual Report for 2007-2008.According to the report, the Scottish Government recycled 76 per cent of its waste last year but had a six per cent increase in business travel emissions. It plans to recycle 80 per cent of its waste by 2011 with help from its waste ...

  • Three banks in for Wakefield waste PFI dealSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    The £700 million Wakefield waste management private finance initiative is set to reach financial close without requiring intervention from the Treasury. According to MRWs sister publication Infrastructure Journal, a club of three commercial banks is now understood to have come ...

  • Novelis recycles record 39 billion cansSubscription

    News29 May, 2009

    Aluminium giant Novelis has broken a company record by recycling an estimated 39 billion aluminium drink cans in the past year. Through recycling the company has reduced the need for 530,000 tonnes of primary aluminium avoiding five million tonnes of greenhouse gases. Novelis president of global procurement and metal management Nick Madden said: The GHGs avoided ...

  • Celebrating 10 years recycling yellow pagesSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Paper and cardboard reprocessor Smurfit Kappa Recycling is celebrating 10 years of recycling Yellow Pages directories into new packaging materials.It was one of the first UK firms to accept the telephone directories for recycling and it is now reprocessing more than ever.Yellow pages publisher Yell UK environment manager Adam Billiald said: As a business committed to sustainability, it is important ...

  • Boris Johnson must help Londoners to recycle 'on the go'Subscription

    News28 May, 2009

    The Mayor of London must introduce a consistent on the go recycling scheme to help people tackle waste and increase recycling in the city, according to the London Assembly.The On the go recycling report produced by the London Assemblys Environment Committee says more recycling bins should be made available in public places because the public appetite for recycling is increasing.

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