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Issue : 5 June 2009

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  • Cash-strapped councils offered financial package to install Vantage Waste ProcessorSubscription

    News2 June, 2009

    Waste-to-energy solutions firm Reclaim Resources has introduced a new financial package aimed at UK councils to allow them to install its technology the Vantage Waste Processor.Cash-strapped councils will not have to raise funds for the project as Reclaim Resources will do it.The VWP takes household waste and transforms it into biomass ready for conversion into a range of resources, including electricity and bio-ethanol. The VWP reduces raw, ...

  • PR Masterclass 6Subscription

    News1 June, 2009

    Over the last six months this column has looked at some of the tools and techniques that go into many successful PR campaigns. In my final masterclass of this series Id like mention a factor often overlooked but none-the-less vital in achieving PR success: the development of a strong collaborative working relationship with your chosen adviser/consultancy. As basic as it sounds, its surprising just how many businesses fail to grasp the importance of investing time and energy ...

  • Scotland's recycling rates increaseSubscription

    News1 June, 2009

    Scotlands recycling and composting rate has risen to 33.5 per cent for the year January to December 2008, according to new figures published by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.The provisional figures show that Scotland has exceeded its recycling target of 30 per cent for 2008. The next target is 40 per cent by the end of 2010.Data submitted to the Scottish Governments WasteDataFlow shows that the recycling and composting rate for ...

  • Liberal Democrats visit Viridor's recycling facilitySubscription

    News1 June, 2009

    Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg has visited recycling facilities in Taunton, Somerset, owned by waste management firm Viridor.Clegg and Lib Dem MP for Taunton Jeremy Browne paid a visit to the recycling centre at Priorswood Crown Industrial Estate to take a tour of the facility (28 May).It comes after MRW recently reported that the main political parties put waste and recycling issues, after ...

  • Energy-from-waste set to attract investmentSubscription

    News1 June, 2009

    Energy-from-waste will make an important contribution to the UKs renewable energy programme and is expected to generate substantial investment in the next five years, according to new research.The UK is obliged to meet targets set out by theEuropean Union Renewable Energy Directive enacted in December 2008. Under the directive one third of EU electricity must come from renewables ...

  • Corus secures loan lifelineSubscription

    News1 June, 2009

    Steelmaker Corus has secured a deal with its banks that will see the firms lending agreements relaxed.A banking syndicate led by seven banks including Citigroup, Standard Chartered and Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to reset the banking covenants (relaxing terms and conditions of loans) on £3.7 billion of debt used by Indias Tata Steel in its £6.2 billion takeover of Corus in 2007.Some media reports ...

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