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News round-up 11/4

Refuse lorry death; Unilever landfill status; NHS cuts waste; Paterson backs MetalMatters

Man found in Nottingham refuse lorry dies

A man has died after he was found in the back of a refuse lorry.

It is not yet clear how he came to be in the vehicle which had been in Lyndhurst Road in Sneinton Dale, Nottingham.

Police said they were alerted at 05:10 on Thursday after a man had been seen in the lorry.

He was taken to the city’s Queen’s Medical Centre where he later died. A police spokeswoman said his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Unilever achieves non-hazardous waste to landfill status in Europe

All of Unilever’s factories throughout Europe have now achieved zero non-hazardous waste to landfill sites status, the company has claimed.

This means that the majority of the firm’s factories no longer send any form of non-hazardous waste to landfill sites, an increase from the 20% that didn’t three years ago.

Its European factories have now joined those in North America in having this status. 

NHS cuts down waste

Wigan hospital chiefs say they are working hard to drive down waste costs and improve its recycling rate.

Information released through Health and Social Care Information Centre shows that overall, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust spent less on removing waste and reduced its landfill rubbish in 2012/13, compared with 2010/11.

Paterson backs MetalMatters

The industry-funded MetalMatters recycling communications campaign has received backing from environment secretary Owen Paterson.

As it launched new campaigns in Lewisham, Shropshire and Glasgow, Owen Paterson, who is also MP for North Shropshire, gave his support to the launch of the campaign in his constituency

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