Uniform recycling at McDonalds; Aberdeen commingling trial; Wirral EfW plant; Kellogg’s sustainability targets.
Uniforms recycled into mattresses
McDonalds has launched a new recycling scheme in the UK to recycle staff uniforms.
The fast food giant will collect the uniforms on a yearly basis, and then passed onto textile recyclers who will shred them into mattress stuffing.
The scheme is part of a number of green projects McDonalds is implementing around the globe, including a new mixed recycling system in Sierra Leone.
Aberdeen to trial commingling
Aberdeen City Council is trialling a new recycling system, according to the Aberdeen Evening News.
The council is testing a commingling scheme in parts of the city that will see residents receive a new 240-litre wheelie bin to replace the existing bag and box system.
The trial is part of a short term project designed to pave the way for mixed collections.
Biossense plans Wirral EfW plant
Amended plans by Biossense for a £180m energy-from-waste complex using gasification technology are to be considered by Wirral planning authority next week.
Construction is likely to take 28 months during which 300 people will be employed on the site. On completion 68 permanent staff will be employed there.
The local newspaper’s website reports residents’ concerns over an increase in traffic in the area.
Kellogg’s sets sustainability targets
Kellogg’s has announced a new set of global sustainability goals including a commitment to responsibly source its top 10 ingredients by 2020.
The company said by 2020 corn, wheat, rice, oats, potatoes, sugar (beets and cane), cocoa, palm oil, fruits and honey will be responsibly sourced using a combination of certification and documented ongoing improvement.
It has also pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15% per tonne of food produced, expand the use of low carbon energy in its plants by 50%, and increase to 30% the number of plants sending zero waste to landfill.