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News round-up 15/5

Inquiry into Averies Recycling fire; Conference to explore industry challenges; Road recycling scheme; Golf club replaces sand with recycled glass

Inquiry into Averies Recycling fire

Residents and businesses affected by the fire that burned on the Averies Recycling site in Swindon eight weeks last summer, above, are being invited to tell the local authority how they were affected by the incident.

The fire started in July and is estimated to have cost £500,000.

The feedback will go to councillors on the local scrutiny committee looking at events leading up to the fire, its impact, and how to prevent reoccurrence.

Swindon Advertiser

Conference to explore industry challenges

This year’s Resourcing the Future 2015 joint conference between CIWM, ESA and Resource Association in will focus on politics, austerity, markets, economics and crime within the UK waste and resource management sector.

The Defra waste and resource minister, anticipated to be Rory Stewart, has been invited to provide an opening keynote address at the two-day event on 24- 25 June in London.

Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for environment, food and rural affairs, will open the second day’s proceedings.

DS Smith CEO Jim Malone, Norma Lett from Ball Packaging and Dominic Hogg of Eunomia will be among those presenting.

Press release

Road recycling scheme

Lincolnshire County Council has begun a three-month road recycling project by which excess material from major roadworks in the county is used to fix damaged unclassified roads.

The project is expected to save the authority around £1m on traditional methods.

The work will be undertaken on 29 sections of unclassified, pot hole damaged roads, totalling 19km, with work taking between one and four days at each site.

The Lincolnite

Golf club replaces sand with recycled glass

The sand in the bunkers of Beauchief Golf Course in Sheffield is now made of recycled glass.

The initiative, which began last month, has seen the club become one of the first in the country to take the plunge and replace traditional sand with glass, typically from recycled beer bottles.

It is part of the golf course’s new energy and environment policy, which is focused on increasing levels of recycling.

Green bottles from the bar at Beauchief are being ground to a fine sand at a special processing factory.

Golf Club Management

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