New president at BIR Ferrous Division; NI companies fined £29,000; Birds Eye in food waste campaign; ZWS at ecoConnect conference
Sims executive appointed president of BIR Ferrous Division
A Sims Metal Management executive has been appointed president of the Bureau of International Recycling Ferrous Division.
Bill Schmiedel is president of global trade at Sims Metal Management and is responsible for all ferrous export sales of deep sea and container shipments worldwide, representing circa 10 million tonnes traded annually across six continents.
He will also serve on the advisory council of BIR.
Dungannon companies fined £29,000
Two Northern Irish companies have been found guilty and fined £20,000 and £9,000 respectively for waste offences at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court.
Tullyroan Oval Limited of Derryscallop Road, Dungannon, the site operator, was found guilty of four charges of permitting the deposit of controlled waste without there being in place an exemption or licence.
R Heatrick Limited of Church Street, Portadown, was found guilty of three charges of depositing controlled waste without there being in place an exemption or licence.
Birds Eye in food waste campaign
Birds Eye’s parent firm, Iglo Group, has launched Forever Food Together, a European wide sustainability initiative aimed at tackling food waste.
The company will highlight the key role that freezing and frozen food can play as a way of both preserving more food and reducing food waste.
Elio Leoni Sceti, chief executive at Iglo Group, said: “Freezing food, as a means of preservation, is a key solution in the fight against food waste. As the leaders in frozen food across Europe, it is our responsibility to use the relationships we have all the way up the supply chain and with our consumers to take a leadership role and encourage people to use freezing and their freezers to waste less food.”
ZWS to present at ecoConnect conference
Zero Waste Scotland chief executive was to outline the benefit of developing a circular economy at a conference of the UK’s green industry business network in Glasgow.
Iain Gulland was due to speak at the ecoConnect forum and promote more sustainable business models.
“A circular economy will help shield businesses from fluctuations in price and availability of key resources, and provide huge opportunities for those who can capitalise on the need to repair, reprocess, and remanufacture materials and products,” he said.