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News round-up 11/9

Viridor appoints business development chief; Permit consultation launched; Commons publishes food waste paper; Costa staff take part in litter pick

Viridor appoints business development chief

Viridor has confirmed that Chris Jonas (pictured) has been appointed its director of business development.

Jonas, who joined in 2003, will be responsible for business research interests focused on increasing energy generation and improving recyclate quality, and will chair the firm’s technology and innovation steering group.

Press release

Permit consultation launched

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has launched a consultation on an environmental permit for an exploratory oil and gas borehole in Neath Port Talbot.

It will assess whether the company will ensure waste from the drilling can be removed from the site without harm to the environment.

Planning permission for exploratory drilling was granted to UK Methane Limited in March 2015.

Press release

Commons publishes food waste paper

The House of Commons has published a briefing paper on food waste. It covers:

  • Overview of food waste in the UK
  • Implications of food waste
  • Policy and legislation
  • Initiatives to tackle food waste
  • Future approaches

House of Commons

Costa staff takes part in litter pick

Volunteers from 654 Costa stores are to take part in the Big Tidy Up, England’s biggest-ever litter pick campaign on 13 September.

Costa will sponsor the campaign for the next 12 months after signing Keep Britain Tidy’s Litter Prevention Commitment, along with McDonald’s, Wrigley, Waitrose and Coca Cola.

Press release

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