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News round-up 11/8

Biomass plant construction firms chosen; ZWS business efficiency tool; New recycling logo on cans; FCC plans new reuse shop

Biomass plant construction firms chosen

Abengoa and Toshiba have been chosen to build MGT Teesside’s biomass power station.

The 299MW renewable energy plant will generate electricity and heat by burning wood pellets and chips.

Sustainable technology developer Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction phases for a contract valued at more than €600m (£425m).

Bloomberg

ZWS launches business efficiency tool

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a package of support for businesses to encourage staff to use energy, water and materials more efficiently.

The package – from the Resource Efficient Scotland service - includes training workshops and webinars for managers to involve staff in reducing waste. 

Workshops take place at Edinburgh Zoo on 19,20 and 25 August.

Businesses can get the toolkit here.

Press release

Rexham printing recycling logo on cans

The global can maker Rexam has said it will be the first company to use the Metal Recycles Forever logo (pictured) in the UK market, appearing on cans produced for micro-brewer Concrete Cow. 

The logo, endorsed by all members of Metal Packaging Europe, provides a definitive symbol for the metal packaging industry.

Its creation is part of a behavioural change campaign, intended to inform consumers about the inherent recyclability of metal packaging to encourage them to recycle more.

Press release

FCC plans recycling centre reuse shop

FCC Environment have submitted plans to Wrexham Council’s recycling contractors to construct a ‘reuse shop’ to sell unwanted goods collected from three household waste sites.

The shop will be run by the Nightingale House charity which will be contracted to receive 35% of the profits from the sale of unwanted but “fit for purpose” items.

The remaining money will be split between the council and FCC Environment.

Daily Post

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