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News round-up 10/8

Anthesis Group raises funds; Warnings for Cardiff residents; Waste collection transferred; Employee accused of stealing 1.5m food waste bags

Anthesis Group raises funds

Anthesis Group has completed an investment round to fuel it growth in the sustainability consulting and technology sector.

The group raised over £4m in shareholder funding since it started trading two years ago and has expanded with seven acquisitions and 40% organic growth over that time period.

The group has more 130 staff worldwide.

Press release

Warnings for Cardiff residents putting out wrong waste

Almost 1,500 householders in Cardiff have been issued with warnings for putting out the wrong waste for collection since new rules came into force.

The council said 1,460 notices had been handed out since waste collection changes started on 27 July.

They included a roll-out of garden waste bins and smaller black refuse bins to boost recycling rates.


Waste collection transferred to firm

Waste collection and street cleansing in Bristol has transferred to the new city council-owned Bristol Waste Company (BWC) from contractor Kier (formerly May Gurney).

The council said no collection details should change but if a collection was missed it should be reported via the company website.

The new system will be operated by BWC for a year while the council looks in full detail at the best long-term service model.

Bristol Post

Bin man accused of stealing 1.5m food waste bags

A bin wagon driver has been charged with stealing thousands of rolls of biodegradable food waste bags.

An investigation by the council’s internal audit team discovered that 8,200 rolls of bags had disappeared, containing more than 1.5m individual bags.

It is alleged that Paul Strickland sold the rolls and made more than £11,500. He is due to appear at Salford Magistrates’ Court next week, charged with theft.

Manchester Evening News

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