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Issue : 30 October 2009

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  • Local authority waste and recycling employees take more sick days than private sectorSubscription

    News30 October, 2009

    Local authority waste and recycling employees take almost double the amount of sick days compared to those in the private sector. A report published by the Health and Safety Executive has found that the average number of days absence by workers at local authorities was 12.8 per person per year and 13.2 days for those recorded as ...

  • Mouchel to support innovative waste and recycling fundingSubscription

    News30 October, 2009

    Consulting and business services group Mouchel has been awarded a business support services contract by the London Waste and Recycling Board.Under the contract Mouchel will provide business support to applicants seeking funding from the LWaRB for innovative waste and resource efficiency projects in the capital.Mouchel will support the Board, chaired by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, to deliver value for ...

  • JCB announces £39M profitSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    JCB has announced pre-tax profits of £39 million last year and a turnover of £2 billion in very difficult market conditions. As a result, the firm remains the worlds third largest construction equipment brand, as it has secured 10.8 per cent of global market share with total sales of 57,000 machines.Profits of £187 million and turnover of £2.25 billion were reported ...

  • REY funding triples tyre recycler processing rateSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    Funding from Resource Efficiency Yorkshire has enabled a tyre-recycler to triple its processing speed. Recyclers Swiers and Grainger received £25,000 from REY to help purchase new equipment including a pre-shredder. The firm will now be capable of treating an extra 6,284 tonnes over the next three years.Swiers and Grainger director Rowena Grainger believes the production ...

  • House of Lords recycles e-wasteSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    The House of Lords donates its old IT equipment and other electronic equipment to charity. Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith asked the House of Lords Chairman of Committees what arrangements had been made for the re-use or recycling of computer and electrical equipment no longer ...

  • Essex Waste Partnership gets £100m PFI credit boostSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    The Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council waste disposal partnership has been awarded more than £100 million in private finance initiative credits. The funding will help the Essex Waste Partnership to divert 185,000 tonnes of municipal waste from landfill per year by 2020. ...

  • WRAP gives separate food waste collections the thumbs up!Subscription

    News29 October, 2009

    Councils that offer separate weekly food waste collections with fortnightly refuse collections achieve higher capture rates than authorities that do not offer that scheme, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme. Speaking at the MRW Food Waste Conference in London (27 October) WRAP local ...

  • Mobile asphalt recycler trialled in DorsetSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    A vehicle that both recycles and re-lays old asphalt for footpath resurfacing is being trialled by Dorset County Council. Manufactured by RSL, the VEB Hot Asphalt Recycler is on loan from Cornwall Council as North Dorset trials it on two footpaths in the area. The process works by skimming off existing layers of asphalt from the footpath and loading them into the machines hopper. Once ...

  • Benn launches new waste campaignSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    UK consumers are being urged to rethink their approach to waste, in a new campaign launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (29 November). The £800,000 campaign looks at everything from food waste to furniture ...

  • NEW MRW CAMPAIGNSubscription

    News28 October, 2009

    The commingled versus source separated ...

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