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Issue : 30 October 2009

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  • Wrexham opens its new recycling facilitySubscription

    News27 October, 2009

    A new recycling facility has been opened in Wrexham as part of Wales first PFI project.The materials recycling facility, transfer station, in-vessel composter and Household Waste Recycling Centre known as Wrexham Recycling Park at Bryn Lane was opened by Welsh Environment Minister Jane Davidson.The PFI deal was signed in 2007 between Wrexham Council and Waste Recycling Group and also involved the refurbishment of HWRCs at Brymbo and Plas Madoc.Wrexham ...

  • 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 ...

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    Why we want Recycling UnitedSubscription

    Features24 October, 2009

    The commingled versus source separated debate has been going on for a few years and doesn’t seem to have got anywhere. MRW wants to unite the industry with a compromise solution. Paul Sanderson explains why MRW has taken this view

  • Who won a National Recycling Award?Subscription

    News28 October, 2009

    The winners of the National Recycling Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton in London on 27 October.With over 600 people in the room from small businesses, to local authorities, to major waste management companies, materials reprocessors and some of the worlds biggest companies, the awards celebrated everyone with a stake in the recycling and waste management sector.

  • Waste industry speaks out about WRAP 'super body' plans - UPDATESubscription

    News26 October, 2009

    The waste industry has given a mixed response to the Governments plans to give the Waste & Resources Action Programme the green light to become a super delivery body. From next April, WRAP will begin leading programmes currently run by the likes of the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme ...

  • Studsvik recycling goes nuclearSubscription

    News27 October, 2009

    The latest waste treatment at the Studsvik metals recycling facility in Workington, Cumbria, has recycled a record 98% of a load of low level radioactive waste.Consisting of 12 half height ISO shipping containers, the waste consignment would normally have been sent to the Low Level Waste Repository for nuclear waste near Sellafield, but only a tiny proportion has been sent to this facility.Studsvik metals recycling facility manager Mike McMullen said: This is a ...

  • Scrap traders facing worst market since collapse last yearSubscription

    News27 October, 2009

    Scrap traders are trading in the worst market since it collapsed a year ago.Those in the industry told MRW that since prices began to ease off in September, the ferrous market has carried on dropping due to a lack of construction and a fall in export demand. Over the past month, prices have fallen by around £15-20 across the board and this price cut may continue.A trader agreed the market is at its lowest point since its collapse in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Recession shopping habits may change household bin waste, says industry expertSubscription

    News26 October, 2009

    The UK could see a significant change in its household bin composition as shoppers become more careful about spending money after the recession, according to an industry expert. A new survey by grocery analysts IGD stated that regardless ...

  • Potato plant for BiogenSubscription

    News27 October, 2009

    BiogenGreenfinch is to build a new anaerobic digestion plant for Branston one of the UKs largest suppliers and distributors of potatoes.As revealed on on 14 September, Branston planned to build an AD plant to turn potato waste at the companys premises near Lincoln into green electricity and fertiliser and now BiogenGreenfinch has signed the agreement to build the plant.BiogenGreenfinch chairman John Ibbett said: ...

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