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Chris Wood

Stories

  • Livingstone to appeal High Court decisionSubscription

    10 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    The mayor of London is set to appeal against the High Court decision to allow West London Waste Authority (WLWA) to tender for a contract to incinerate waste. Ken Livingstone has already issued two directions to the body to ensure it properly considers his municipal waste management strategy and to make sure that when it tenders for a new waste contract, it takes the most energy efficient option. But WLWA sought a judicial review of the directions and was suc

  • M&S first to adopt new packaging technologySubscription

    10 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    An innovative new way to seal flexible film bags and pouches could save at least 10% of the packaging material used on products. Marks & Spencer (M&S) is the first retailer to adopt the technology which uses a new method of sealing the top and bottom of the bags to use less material, produce a stronger seal and give a cleaner appearance. Following trials, it will now implement the packaging called Integrity Seal across all salad bags, with it expected to be i

  • Phone recycler teams up with lastminute.comSubscription

    10 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Mobile phone recycler Envirofone.com has teamed up with online travel and leisure retailer lastminute.com. The two have joined forces with the launch of www.recycle.lastminute.com which went live on April 2 and will promote the recycling of mobile phones as well as carbon management. Envirofone.com is operated by Eazyfone Group, whose chief executive Pete Petrondas said: Hundreds of thousands of people use lastm

  • Bristol aims to become UK's green capitalSubscription

    5 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Plans to make Bristol the UKs green capital have been approved by the city councils cabinet. Following the launch of an initiative at the start of March, organisations were invited to commit themselves to developing and implementing action plans that make a significant contribution towards a more sustainable future for all in the city. Bristol City Council (BCC) is one of 24 organisations to have signed up to the pledge and progress has already been made in a

  • Go-ahead given for first ELV centre of its kindSubscription

    5 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Permission has been granted by Salford City Council for the UKs first End of Life Vehicle (ELV) centre run by a not-for-profit organisation. The Approved Treatment Facility to be developed at Woodrow Way, Irlam will be run by Socially Minded and Responsible Trading (SMaRT), which is part of the First Step Trust (FST). A main priority is to provide training and work experience in the automotive trade for those who have been out of work for a long time or have

  • UPDATE: Grosvenor fined £55,000Subscription

    5 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Grosvenor Waste Management has been fined £55,000 for illegally exporting household waste destined for developing countries in South East Asia. After sentencing at Maidstone Crown Court, Environment Agency (EA) ports projects manager John Burns said: This is one of the largest cases of its kind and shows we wont hesitate to pursue companies who export waste illegally. There is a legitimate and growing market abroad for recyclables, but there are rules coverin

  • White appointed new recovered paper sector presidentSubscription

    5 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) in Coventry, Chris White was appointed president of the recovered paper sector. The Aylesford Newsprint general manager takes on the role from SCA Recycling managing director Ken Stevens after his two year term ended at the same event. White said: I am very happy to accept the presidency of the recovered paper sector. I look forward to presiding over an active council and memb

  • Bolton's efforts secure 95 new treesSubscription

    4 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Residents in Bolton have seen their efforts secure 95 new trees after recycling six million aluminium cans as part of an environmental project. Eighty five new alder trees have already been planted in the Middlebrook Valley by students from Bolton Community Colleges independent living skills course. This is after it joined an Alupro initiative which will also see ten trees such as mango and cashew planted in the Gabio Forest, Burkina Faso, West Africa. These

  • Concerns raised over first compliance periodSubscription

    4 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Concerns have been raised over the effect of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fees during the first year of the directive. Accreditation costs £2,590 and must be paid annually by Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) and Approved Exporters (AEs) to provide a trail of how and where the equipment is dealt with. But with the directive set to come into effect this July, M Baker Recycling business development manager Julie-Ann

  • Proposals published for reducing annual 109 million tonnes of wasteSubscription

    4 April, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Proposals have been published for reducing the 109 million tonnes of waste produced by the UK construction industry each year. At present, around 13% of all solid material delivered to sites goes unused, and up to one third ends up in landfill. On top of this, 33% of all fly tipping includes waste from the construction, demolition and excavation sectors. In light of this, a consultation carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has

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