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Issue : 29 May 2009

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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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