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Issue : 8 May 2009

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  • Shanks to work on the Northampton Schools PFISubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    Environmental services provider, Shanks will provide the waste collection services for the Northampton Schools PFI project.Shanks has been chosen by Amey to manage the waste of 41 primary and secondary schools as part of Ameys Northampton Schools PFI project.Amey quality manager for Northampton Schools Richard Varley said: We have undertaken a re-evaluation of the contract with the result that Shanks offered the most cost-effective service for ...

  • Oshkosh to sell Geesink NorbaSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    Large vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corporation are selling refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Geesink Norba.Oshkosh Corporation, parent company to Geesink Norba agreed the takeover with American investment company Platinum Equity. The deal is to be finalised by September.Geesink Norba UK business director Geoff Rigg said: This is great news for us and the timing couldnt be better. Were currently launching revolutionary new products that are ...

  • Reusable PVC to be used at Olympic ParkSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    The UK PVC industry will help London 2012 find a sustainable solution for a PVC material to use on temporary buildings at the games.The British Plastics Federation has welcomed the idea as the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee hope to find PVC materials with the highest environmental and social standards for temporary buildings and temporary parts of the permanent buildings, ...

  • Energos gets green light to build £40m energy-from-waste plantSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    Energy technology firm Energos has been given the green light to build its energy-from-waste facility at Knowsley, Merseyside.The £40 million facility will take two years to build and construction is expected to start in 2010. The plant will use gasification technology to turn non-recyclable municipal waste into electricity and gas. The electricity will be used to power 10,000 homes.A Knowsley Council spokeswoman said: Local authorities ...

  • WRAP survey shows positivity for recovered paper and plastic UK-China exportsSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    Chinese recovered paper and plastic imports from the UK are looking more positive according to a survey commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.The China Market Sentiment survey is the first of its kind conducted among Chinese reprocessors. WRAP questioned 104 reprocessors for each material from December ...

  • Crown and Impress join forces to encourage paint can recyclingSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    Crown Paints has joined forces with metal packaging supplier Impress to recycle 400 tonnes of used metal paint cans in a customer bring-back initiative.The scheme, which supports the UK Trade Decorator request to reuse paint cans, is already underway in Crown Paint Centres.Together the two firms hope to raise awareness among Crowns customers ...

  • Peter Mandelson concerned over possible mothballing of Corus's TCP plantSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    Peter Mandelson has given Corus full Government support as consultations begin due to the possible mothballing of its Teesside Cast Products plant.Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said: It is essential that Corus does everything it can legally, and with the Governments assistance, to reinstate the Offtake Framework Agreement. It is unacceptable that such a development should threaten jobs on such a scale, with such a potentially devastating impact on the ...

  • Defra expresses concern over battery obligation targetsSubscription

    News8 May, 2009

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has acknowledged that it will be difficult for battery producer compliance schemes to precisely meet their obligation targets to collect batteries.Under the battery regulations, that came into force on 5 May, battery producers who place more than one tonne of portable batteries on the UK market per year need to join ...

  • Plastics industry to launch major campaign in UKSubscription

    News7 May, 2009

    The plastic industry is to launch a major campaign this summer aimed at engaging ministers, MPs, opinion formers and the general public in a wide-ranging debate on plastics and waste management issues.Three trade bodies: the British Plastic Federation, Plastics Europeand the Packaging and Films Associationare sponsoring ...

  • Defra: England's recycling rates improveSubscription

    News7 May, 2009

    Provisional figures published by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs show that Englands recycling rates have increased by 2 per cent. Defra published provisional estimates from the departments survey of municipal waste, incorporating the second quarter of the 2008/2009 financial year (July to September 2008). These results are based on information supplied by local authorities to WasteDataFlow. The WasteDataFlow is a web-based ...

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