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News round-up 12/9

Rogerson at RWM; Low risk waste activities; Lipp System partners with Shanks; Wirral bin death.

Resource minister to speak at RWM

Resource minister Dan Rogerson will deliver the ministerial keynote at RWM next week. He will be speaking in the new Circular Economy Connect Theatre on Thursday 18 September, at 14.45.

Sarah Porter, divisional director for the environment events at i2i Events, which includes RWM in partnership with CIWM, said: “We’re delighted to announce Dan Rogerson as one of our keynote speakers in the new Circular Economy Connect Theatre at RWM.

“He will be appearing alongside a host of big names from the Government and across the supply chain, such asn Eric Pickles, Stuart Rose and Walter Stahel, making 2014 our strongest conference line-up for RWM yet.”

Press Release

EA amends list of ‘low risk waste activities’

The Environment Agency has updated its guidance on “low risk waste activities”, widening the list of operations that do not require an environmental permit.

“We recognise that certain operations involving waste present little risk to the environment and that it is not in the public interest to require the operator to have a permit,” said the EA.

The list is available here

Lipp Systems to supply tanks to Shanks AD scheme

Wakefield-based Lipp Systems UK has been chosen to supply the tanking system for an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility that is part of the city council’s 25-year, £750m PFI waste contract awarded to Shanks (photo above).

Six individual tanks are being supplied to the project, with the largest tanks forming the three main digesters in the AD plant.

The order has resulted in the company employing five new skilled engineers and metalworkers from the local area. Shanks’ project is being delivered by a joint venture including Spanish environmental technology firm Ros Roca and the UK engineering company Imtech Water, Waste and Energy.

Press Release

Wirral bin death was ‘horrific accident’

The inquest into the death of a homeless man found at a Wirral recycling plant in 2012 concluded that the man died from injuries sustained in what was described as a “horrific accident”.

The inquest concluded that the man had climbed into a skip, which had been “inadequately secured” and received “sustained extensive fracturing of the skull which proved fatal” as a result of the mechanical grabber in the wagon.

CIWM Journal

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