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News round-up 02/11

Infrastructure priorities in the spring; Supermarket rolls out surplus food scheme; FCC waste transfer station completed; BMRA launches photography competition

Infrastructure priorities in the spring

The National Infrastructure Commission will issue its first report before next year’s Budget, according to the chair Lord Adonis.

Launching the eight-member commission at the National Rail Museum in York on 30 October, he revealed that it would report on its first suite of priority projects next spring.

The focus of the commission is initially expected to be on transport connectivity in the North of England; upgrading the London transport network, including kick-starting Crossrail 2; and creating a better energy balance.

Construction News

Supermarket rolls out surplus food scheme

Morrisons is to become the first supermarket chain to donate all its surplus edible food to local community groups.

The retailer is acting in response to public outrage over the amount of unsold food thrown away by supermarkets.

Meanwhile, chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall presents a programme on food waste on BBC1 this evening

The Times

FCC waste transfer station completed

Construction of FCC Environmental’s High Heavens waste transfer station, in High Wycombe, has been completed.

It will take all the household, commercial and industrial residual waste collected by the three district councils of Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks to send to the firm’s Greatmoor EfW site, due to open next spring.

The site is set to be operational in spring 2016 and will process over 100,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum for Buckinghamshire County Council for the next 30 years.

Press release

BMRA launches photography competition

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has launched a competition to find a photograph that captures the best of the metals recycling industry.

The winning photograph will be used to decorate an entire wall in the association’s new office meeting space and other photographs may be used in other areas.

To encourage entries, the BMRA are offering a case of champagne for the winning photograph and a bottle of champagne for every additional photograph used.

Press release

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