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News round-up 12/11

Welsh minister support ‘Trolibocs system’; New British Glass president; Metal recycling mark; South Northamptonshire’s reward scheme

Welsh minister supports ‘Trolibocs system’

The Welsh minister for natural resources has expressed support for a collection system that is being trialled in Conwy.

The scheme, which has been dubbed ‘Trolibocs’, consists of three boxes that stack together on a trolley.

Carl Sargeant said: “Conwy was the first council in the UK to use the system and the Trolibocs will help its environment team to collect more high quality recycling.  By separating materials in the separate boxes, more materials can be recycled in Wales rather than sent across the border or abroad, bringing benefits to the Welsh economy.” 

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First woman president for British Glass

Davia Walmsley

Davia Walmsley, creative ‎director at Daedalian Glass, is the new president of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation.

Walmsley, whose two-year-term starts in the new year, is the first female President of British Glass in its 100 year history.

She says she is keen to support the organisations’ Women in Manufacturing initiative, which aims to attract, support and retain women into roles in manufacturing across all job roles and levels.

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Metal recycling mark launched

Trade association Metal Packaging Europe has launched a recycling mark to help consumers understand the importance of recycling metals.

The signage reads “Metal recycles forever”.

The organisation has encouraged producers to use the mark on packaging and for other applications to increase customers’ awareness.

The mark and guidelines for its use are available here.

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South Northamptonshire Council to reward recycling with family day out

South Northamptonshire Council has launched an incentive scheme that will reward recycling with a family day out.

Participants have been given a stamp card and a laminated fact sheet which to be attached to their bins. Each week council officers will inspect their refuse, recycling and food caddy and give householders a sticker if everything is in order.

After they have collected four stickers, householders will be entered into a prize draw to win a family day out at a local attraction.

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