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Issue : 9 October 2009

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  • Welsh waste PPP ready to hit marketSubscription

    News9 October, 2009

    Five local authorities in the principality are set to bring the South-East Wales residual waste management PPP to market in the coming weeks. Industry sources say that they expect the scheme - known as Prosiect Gwyrdd, or Project Green in English - to have a tender notice ...

  • UK waste project no longer PFISubscription

    News9 October, 2009

    East Riding and Hull City Councils have scrapped plans to procure their proposed energy from waste (EfW) facility as a PFI and have withdrawn an application for PFI credits. The councils had applied ...

  • Econo-WEEE appeal EA's WEEE decisionSubscription

    News9 October, 2009

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance scheme Econo-Weee has made an appeal to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills against the Environment Agencys decision to decline its 2010 WEEE PCS application.Econo-Weees application to become a PCS for 2010 failed on 1 October. The EA also rejected its application to operate a battery compliance scheme, Econo-Batt.Other unsuccessful WEEE PCSs that failed to gain approval for 2010 included ...

  • Waste power!Subscription

    News9 October, 2009

    Britains energy watchdog has called for an investment of up to £200 billion over the next decade in power plants and other infrastructure such as biowaste plants to secure supplies and meet carbon reduction targets.The report is called Project Discovery: Energy Market Scenarios and it states The need for this investment arises at a time ...

  • Plastic converters' demand dropped for the first time in 34 yearsSubscription

    News8 October, 2009

    Plastic converters demand fell for the first time in 34 years in 2008.Global production of plastic packaging dropped back from 260 million tonnes in 2007 to 245 million tonnes in 2008 a six per cent reduction. Plastics demand by converters in Europe fell 7.5 per cent to 48.5 million tonnes in 2008, reflecting the economic crisis.Despite this, UK plastics packaging recycling rose two per cent in 2008, going from 24 per cent to 26 per cent, ensuring ...

  • New Earth gets first close on £15 million equity fundraisingSubscription

    News8 October, 2009

    Investment company Ludgate Environmental has put £5 million into waste treatment and renewable energy firm New Earth Solutions the first close of its £15 million equity fundraising.New Earth announced the fundraising in August to help grow its waste treatment and renewable energy business.

  • Bulky Bob's gets Liverpool contractSubscription

    News8 October, 2009

    Social enterprise and furniture recycler Bulky Bobshas successfully re-tendered to handle Liverpools bulky household waste collections.The six-year contract was publicly signed at the annual Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committees conference.Bulky Bobs chief executive Shaun Doran said: Even though we knew we had done an excellent job over the past nine years collecting, reusing and recycling ...

  • Beverage carton alliance disappointed by Defra's Packaging StrategySubscription

    News8 October, 2009

    Members of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment UK (ACE  UK) are disappointed the Packaging Strategy focused on end-use measures of recycling packaging rather than packaging production using renewable materials.Launched in June, the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs published its report Making the Most of Packaging: A Strategy for a Low Carbon Economy.

  • Call to ask more questions about UK battery recyclingSubscription

    News8 October, 2009

    Waste solutions provider Rabbitt Recycling director Michael Morris has questioned why the battery industry and the Government have not asked where and how batteries are going to be recycled in the UK to meet its European Union battery recycling targets. Speaking to MRW, Morris said: ...

  • Leeds' bin strike talks continueSubscription

    News8 October, 2009

    Representatives from trade unions and Leeds City Council are in talks to try to reach an agreement on how to end a five week old strike which is currently affecting refuse collection and street cleaning services across Leeds. The unions are arguing over pay cuts of up to a potential £6,000 ...

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