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News round-up 12/3

PlasRecycle becomes full RA member; Biogen attains PAS 110; EMR staff retrieve stolen plaque; Blaze at Scottish waste site; Sims help put out neighbour’s fire

PlasRecycle becomes full RA member

The Resource Association today welcomed post-consumer plastic film reprocessor PlasRecycle into full membership.  PlasRecycle’s application was approved at a meeting of the Association’s Board in Belfast.

Duncan Grierson, Chief Executive of PlasRecycle, said: “We are very pleased to join the Resource Association as a member. We are both part of the big move towards a circular economy, putting waste materials back into the manufacturing system. We are already recycling plastic bags from 50 local authorities, converting this waste stream back into granulate for making various products. We provide a UK based green solution which is an alternative to landfill, incineration or export.”

Press release

Biogen green energy plant awarded industry standard for fertiliser

Biogen’s food waste recycling plant near St Asaph, Denbighshire has been awarded the PAS 110 specification for its biofertiliser derived from the recycling process.

The 22,500 tonne anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, the largest of its kind in Wales, recycles food waste from homes and businesses to generate renewable electricity for the national grid along with the biofertiliser.

Press release

European Metal Recycling staff retrieve stolen First World War memorial

A damaged war memorial is set to be replaced almost a decade after thieves ripped it from a church wall.

The bronze plaque was taken from All Saints Church on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough in 2007 by thieves who sold it for scrap.

It was recovered after staff at the European Metal Recycling company in the town discovered the tablet in one of their skips and called police.

But sadly the First World War memorial, commemorating the lives of local men from Gjers Mills ironworks, was badly damaged as it had been heated and bent in half by the thieves.

Gazette Live

Warehouse blaze at Scottish waste site

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a recycling and waste management site near Glenfarg in Perthshire.

Scottish Fire and Rescue responded to a call at Binn Farm - the location of Binn Skips – at around 9.35am.

Compressed air breathing apparatus and thermal imaging devices are being used in addition to a main jet unit providing water to douse the flames in a warehouse building.

Evening Telegraph

Sims help to put out fire at adjacent site

Sims Metal Management has confirmed a fire occurred on Tuesday 10 March at MRW Skip Hire’s site in Long Marston, Stratford-upon-Avon, which is adjacent to the Sims site.

A Sims spokesperson said: “Fire crews were alerted at 8.00pm when the fire broke out at MRW Skip Hire’s site. Our supervisors helped the fire service to put the fire out.”

Press release


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