Domestic RHI; Second Liverpool HWRC; Tata appoints FCC; Evercan debut.
DECC rolls out domestic RHI
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (d-RHI). This incentive scheme pays households for the heating and/or hot water they supply themselves with new renewable heating systems.
It is designed to make renewable home heating, including biomass systems, affordable for the UK’s three million homes off the gas grid. On-grid homes are also eligible for the scheme.
Liverpool gains new £1.4m HWRC
City planners have given Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority the go-ahead for a new £1.4m Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) off Cheadle Avenue in Old Swan.
It will provide facilities for the north of the city and relieve pressure on the Otterspool site in Aigburth – currently the only HWRC within the Liverpool City Council boundary.
It will be equipped to collect a wide range of household materials for recycling, including: car batteries, cardboard, engine oil, garden waste, paper, furniture, rubble, scrap metal, textiles, drinks cans, timber, glass and soil.
Tata appoints FCC
Steel manufacturer Tata Steel has appointed waste management company FCC Environment to collect and treat all waste streams from its South Yorkshire sites for a period of two years
The deal, which started at the beginning of 2014, will see FCC roll out multiple recycling services across the sites whilst supporting Tata Steel to achieve recycling targets highlighted in its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
Commercial debut for Novelis’s Evercan
US micro-brewery Red Hare craft beer is to be packaged in Novelis’s Evercan aluminium sheet product. Evercan sheets contain 90% recycled content. Red Hare beers using Evercan will be on shelves in May throughout the southeastern United States.
“This introduction marks the commercial availability of the world’s first certified high-recycled content aluminum beverage can,” said Phil Martens, president and chief executive at Novelis.