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Issue : 29 May 2009

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  • Dell: UK worst 'electrical recycler'Subscription

    News26 May, 2009

    The UK recycles less electronics than the rest of Europe, according to a new survey.Computer firm Dell researched the recycling habits of 5,000 consumers across, the UK (1,000 respondents), France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The firm hopes to address the issue of waste electrical and electronic equipment and get consumers to recycle more.The findings showed more than 80 per cent of German consumers ...

  • PRN market faces hard yearSubscription

    News26 May, 2009

    Key industry figures involved in the market for Packaging (Waste) Recovery Notes are cautiously optimistic about the year ahead but have acknowledged that it will be a difficult year.There has been a strong demand for aluminium beverage cans in recent months and last month aluminium can recycler Novelis increased the price it paid for the material by £100 a tonne.Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation executive director Rick Hindley said: We ...

  • LARAC: Pay-as-you-throw schemes are a "valuable tool in a tool box"Subscription

    News26 May, 2009

    Pay-as-you-throw schemes are a valuable tool in a tool box and can help to reduce waste, according to the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee.The Daily Express and The Daily Telegraph reported (24 May) on a paper commissioned by the Government and published by the Town & Country Planning Association called Towards zero waste: eco-towns ...

  • Plant and Waste Recycling Show expects more than 4,000 visitorsSubscription

    News26 May, 2009

    A breakaway exhibition to rival the Chartered Institution of Wastes Managements and Environmental Services Associations Futuresource is expecting more than 4,000 visitors this year.Last year, a group of disgruntled plant hire vehicle and waste disposal exhibitors decided to set up a show called the Plant and Waste Recycling show which will start from 15-17 June at Paignton, Torbay. They did it ...

  • Successful six-month trial of biomethane vehicleSubscription

    News26 May, 2009

    A six-month trial comparing compressed biomethane to compressed natural gas in street-cleaning vehicles has proven successful.The findings show a 56 per cent saving in CO2 emissions, which include emissions released during fuel production and distribution. Emissions savings of 53 to 59 per cent could also be achieved when compared to a similar size diesel vehicle. The trial - which took place in Camden - was carried out by waste management company ...

  • UK's 'first' nuclear scrap metal recycling plant openedSubscription

    News26 May, 2009

    The UKs first nuclear scrap metal recycling plant has opened in Lilyhall, West Cumbria.Opened by Swedish decommissioning service provider Studsvik, the plant was opened on 6 May and should be actively commissioning from mid-July. Furthermore, it is the first site to be granted a nuclear license in 20 years.Studsvik UK president Mark Lyons ...

  • Residents encouraged to bank on their recyclingSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services and recycling incentive company RecycleBank has announced the trial launch of a recycling reward scheme. The scheme, which will be trialled in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, hopes to encourage the 2,800 households to take part through rewards in goods and services from local and national businesses. ...

  • Corus takes actionSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Steel giant Corus has taken legal action to try to prevent a consortium from pulling out of a contract to buy the majority of the steel from its Teeside Cast Products plant.A spokesman for Corus told MRW: There have been legal proceedings, which sought an immediate solution for Teesside and which are now concluded. Those proceedings are unrelated to any future legal action that Corus might seek to take against the ...

  • China and the EU to share best practices on recyclingSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Recycling industries in the European Union and China will work more closely together to share best practices, according to officials attending the 5th China-EU Round table meeting on 18-19 May. Officials agreed that EU-China cooperation should be enhanced to strengthen exchanges of technical expertise and good practices on waste disposal and recycling.The meeting was held in the harbour of eco-city of Tianjin, China.About 130 million ...

  • Liquid waste centre opened in TauntonSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Viridor has added a new liquid waste collection centre to its recycling and waste facility in Taunton.Situated on the Crown Industrial Estate in Priorswood, the liquid waste centre transfers sewage, landfill lechate and commercial, industrial oil and waters and food washing and dairy waste to third party relevant treatment facilitiesViridor liquid waste supervisor Paul Sellick said: This ...

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