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News round-up 1/4

TEG buys Devon site; cricketer opposes EfW; Irish WEEE targets; FLI gas to grid project; EA website moves

EfW firm buys Devon site

The TEG Group has acquired a composting operation at Hillbarton, near Exeter

It has bought the site from Glendale Recycling, a subsidiary of Parkwood Holdings based in Preston.

The acquisition is on a cash-free, debt-free basis for a nominal initial consideration of £1 with a further potential deferred consideration of up to £400,000 depending on the profit performance over the next four years. 

Cricketer campaigns against Viridor EfW plan

Former England cricketer Mark Butcher is backing a legal bid to stop a multi-million pound incinerator being built on a park in south London.

The batsman voiced concern over the plan by waste management company Viridor to build a plant on land earmarked for Wandle Valley country park and wildlife reserve.

Sutton council approved the incinerator application on 14 March.

Irish WEEE compliance scheme backs new targets

WEEE Ireland, the largest compliance scheme in Ireland managing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), has welcomed new legislation to increase the amount of e-waste recycled annually.

Under the new rules signed into law Irish environment minister Hogan, Ireland will need to increase the amount of WEEE collected for recycling. From 2016, 45% by weight comparison of WEEE purchased will need to go through an authorised recycling system. This will increase further to 65% from 2019.

Press release

FLI Energy begins biomethane-to-grid project

FLI Energy, an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant contractor, has begun construction of the Euston biogas plant, a biomethane to grid AD project located on the Euston Estate in Suffolk.

Once operating to full capacity, the AD plant will generate 10 million cubic meters of biogas, the electrical equivalent of powering over 5,000 UK homes.

Press release

EA website moves

The Environment Agency’s revised web content has gone live on GOV.UK and the agency will  close its website on 8 April 2014.

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