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News round-up 10/9

£10m low carbon battery prize awarded; Bute opts for zero waste; Resources minister to deliver RWM keynote; NI recycling centre to close temporarily

£10m low carbon battery prize awarded

The chancellor George Osborne and business minister Anna Soubry have awarded a consortium led by Warwick Manufacturing Group a £10m low carbon battery prize.

Soubry also announced a £20m low carbon vehicle research and development initiative led by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Press release

Bute opts for zero waste

Scotland’s Isle of Bute has become a zero waste island after joining the country’s waste towns initative.

It is the second part of Scotland to be officially recognised as a zero waste area after Dunbar in East Lothian.

The initative aims to harness the efforts of local residents and businesses to reducewaste, recycle more and use resources more efficiently. A local charity has been given £200,000 to implement the new initiative over the next two years.

Press release

Resources minister to deliver RWM keynote

Resources minister Rory Stewart is to deliver the keynote ministerial speech at RWM’s annual conference.

The MP for Penrith and the border’s message will be broadcast on the first day of the conference on 15 September. The speech will also be delivered via video each day at the show in the popular Circular Economy Connect Theatre.

Barry Dennis, RWM chairman, said: “We are delighted that Stewart is addressing the conference at such a crucial time for circular economy aims, with proposals due to be refreshed by the European Union in the autumn.”

Press release

NI recycling centre to close temporarily

The Household Recycling Centre at Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Northern Ireland is to close for four weeks from 14 September to allow for essential maintenance work to be carried out at the site.

Regular users are asked to make use of alternative facilities in Derry city for the duration of the closure.

Derry Journal

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