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News round-up 11/10

Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry.

Powerday appointed as one of Carillion’s preferred suppliers

Waste management firm Powerday have won a contract with Carillion Construction as one of its preferred construction waste operators in London. Powerday will deliver 100% diversion from landfill of waste arising from Carillon’s sites in the capital. The firm will provide onsite segregation or sort it at their Willesden Junction MRF. 

HSE/WISH risk prevention event

The HSE and WISH forum are holding a free leadership event for the waste and recycling industry themed “Working together for risk prevention”. Directors of SMEs and council service managers will be invited, and it will be held on 13 November in central London. To request an invitation contact:

NI council fined £75,000 over waste worker death

Coleraine Borough Council in Northern Ireland has been fined £75,000 over the death of a worker in July 2011, the BBC reported. Alan Devenney was crushed to death under an 11-tonne industrial skip full of compacted waste at Loughanhill waste disposal depot. The council pleaded guilty to health and safety legislation breaches.

WRAP Cymru project manager honoured in Brussels

Bettina Gilbert, WRAP Cymru’s European Projects Manager, has been presented with the European Projects Association (EPA) 2013 Award for “outstanding achievement” in regional and local development. Gilbert manages WRAP Cymru’s Accelerating Reprocessing Infrastructure Development (ARID) project, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh Government.

ARID provides grants of up to £500,000 for reprocessing infrastructure and up to £50,000 for recycling collections. It also helps promote a domestic market for high quality recyclate with grants of up to £50,000 for manufacturers wanting to use recycled content in their products.

Palm Recycling secures ISO quality certifications

Palm Recycling has secured ISO International Management standards for Quality Management (ISO 9001), Environmental Management (ISO 14001) and Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001).

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