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News round-up 14/9

McCarthy to shadow Defra; Balcan helps Dubai start-up; Luxus appoints director; EA staff help clean up beach

McCarthy to shadow Defra

Kerry McCarthy has been appointed shadow Defra secretary as part of newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.

McCarthy recently introduced her Food Waste (Reduction) Bill in Parliament.

The MP tweeted she was “very excited about new role”.

Balcan helps Dubai start-up

Lincolnshire based Balcan Engineering, which designs and manufactures bulb and lamp recycling systems, is supplying a Balcan MP4000 to start-up business, Lamps4U in Dubai.

Lamps4U is a light fixtures, bulbs and LED manufacturer and distributor that is expanding to cover collection, disposal and recycling of spent lamps.

The Balcan MP4000 will be operational in October and will allow Lamps4U to fulfil contracts with hotels, commercial and industrial organisations and the United Arab Emirates’ Government.

Press release

Luxus appoints director

Technical plastics compounder and recycler Luxus, in Lincolnshire, has appointed Sajid Mohammed (pictured) as its new associate commercial director.

Mohammed has spent 25 years working in the engineering sector - including at Sanvik Materials Technology and BA Tubes - and at Luxus will manage its commercial activities including, sales and procurement.

Press release

EA staff help clean up beach

Environment Agency and Northumberland Wildlife Trust staff picked litter at Druridge Bay, one of the county’s most popular beaches, on 10 September.

Northumberland County Council staff also helped by removing the rubbish collected.

Environmental monitoring officer Laura Corrigan, who organised the event, said: “Hopefully it will encourage beach users to take note and make sure they dispose of their litter responsibly, or better still, reduce, reuse or recycle where possible.”

Press release

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