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Issue : 7 August 2009

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  • MRW's non-ferrous guide prices Subscription

    News3 August, 2009

    There was a printing error on the Non-ferrous guide prices page of the 31 July issue of MRW. Please click here to for access to the corrected version of the page.

  • High Court backs Government in WEEE caseSubscription

    News3 August, 2009

    Compliance scheme Repic has lost its court case over waste electrical and electronic equipment rules against the Government. However, the judge confirmed that compliance schemes must have a viable plan in place to collect no more and no less WEEE than is necessary to meet it obligations.Mr Justice Wyn Williams ruled (31 July) that the UKs regulations governing the collection, treatment and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment are lawful and entirely ...

  • Tesco diverts 100% of its waste from landfillSubscription

    News4 August, 2009

    The UKs biggest supermarket chain is diverting 100 per cent of its waste from landfill a year ahead of its own 2010 target. But it has published misleading figures giving the impression that it has met industry targets to halve the use of plastic bags. Tesco executive director Lucy Neville-Rolfe ...

  • Viridor acquires plastic bottle reprocessorSubscription

    News4 August, 2009

    Viridor has bought plastics reprocessing company Intercontinental Recycling for a cash consideration of £8.1 million. The acquired firm, based in Lancashire, processes high density HDPE and PET plastic bottles at its facility. The plant has a capacity to treat 40,000 tonnes of recovered plastics each year. Viridor chief executive Colin Drummond said: The UKs waste strategies demand ever-increasing levels of recycling and plastics are an important ...

  • Rogue tyre collectors target EssexSubscription

    News4 August, 2009

    The Tyre Recovery Association is urging tyre retailers to be vigilant when disposing of waste tyres after rogue tyre collectors hit the Essex area.First reported in South and South-East London, according to the TRA, illegal traders have been masquerading as established tyre reprocessors by using forged collection notes. The TRA learned that Surrey-based member, Willow Tyres was targeted earlier this ...

  • Lib Dems publish waste proposalsSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    The Liberal Democrats has published its environmental paper Our natural heritage: Policies on the natural environment  (31 July), which includes proposals to set up an independent committee to recommend binding targets ...

  • Environment Agency cracks down on illegal export of WEEESubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    The Environment Agency is urging the public to report suspected criminals involved in the illegal export of WEEE. Speaking to MRW, EA intelligence manager Trevor Parish said that it had launched an illegal WEEE crackdown project called Securing Compliant Waste Export last September ...

  • GMWDA secures planning applications on 23 sites for 36 facilitiesSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, working in partnership with nine of the Greater Manchester districts and consortium Viridor Laing, has secured planning applications for reconstruction and redevelopment of 23 sites for 36 facilities across Greater Manchester. This forms part ...

  • Public report over 2,000 sightings of motorists litteringSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    Since launching a car litter awareness campaign, Keep Britain Tidy has received over 2,000 sightings. Launched on 9 July (see MRW story), the public reported 2,400 litter louts on the charitys website with the highest sightings reaching 452 in the South East.According to the results, Ford drivers are the worst ...

  • Brazil port policing toughens up after illegal UK waste foundSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    Tougher policing of Brazilian ports regarding environmental crimes is to be implemented after around 100 containers of illegally exported UK waste were found at its ports. (see MRW story)The Brazilian minister of the environment Carlos Minc said he will reinforce environmental surveillance at Brazilian ports using the Inter-ministerial Committee to Fight Against Environmental ...

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