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Issue : 29 May 2009

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  • "Reckless" Biffa fined £60,000Subscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Waste management company Biffa has been fined £60,000 for breaching permit conditions at its hazardous waste installation in Wednesbury.Three charges were brought by the Environment Agency on 22 May in relation to poor storage of containerised hazardous waste and inadequate management of third party contractors -  breaching its Pollution Prevention and ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Calls for more electrical recycling campaignsSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    UK electrical recycling rates will increase when the public is better informed about what to do with its waste, say industry experts.Speaking to MRW Dell recycling manager Jean Cox-Kearns said there needed to be more visible messages about how consumers can recycle their electronics. She said: There has to be responsibility from Government, responsibility from producers and retailers to get the message out to consumers to recycle electrical goods.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Firms show exciting waste management initiatives in the Sunday Times' 60 best green companiesSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    The Sunday Times 60 best green companies 2009 showed businesses demonstrating huge innovation across many sectors to reduce their waste and recycle more.Revealed on 24 May, the survey showed that 45 companies achieved at least a 10 per cent increase in recycling or 10 per cent decrease in waste production in 2008 compared with the previous year.

  • 'First' biomass plant to supply 100 percent village energySubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Plans to potentially generate the total energy supply for a UK village with 100 per cent sustainable electricity have been submitted.Sustainable woodchip supplier for the biomass industry, Ahs Energy, has proposed to build a biomass CHP plant in Northiam, Sussex, which will power the whole village. Ahs managing director Nick Guest said: The proposed plant represents a ...

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