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News round-up 16/6

Ireland claims WEEE scheme success; AeroThermal partners with Jones Celtic BioEnergy; Mick George acquires Recycle Force; Crews tackle recycling centre blaze

Ireland claims WEEE scheme success

According to the latest figures from the Irish Republic, almost 250,000 tonnes tonnes of electrical equipment has been diverted from landfill since a national WEEE scheme came into operation in 2005.

Since 2005, WEEE Ireland has increased the take-back rate in its collection areas to over 50% of household WEEE, meaning the scheme has already passed the 2016 EU target of 45%.

Ireland hopes to hit a 65% collection for recycling level by 2019.

Irish Examiner

AeroThermal partners with Jones Celtic BioEnergy

AeroThermal Group, the aerospace and green energy-from-waste firm based at Poole in Dorset, has entered a partnership with Jones Celtic BioEnergy (JCBE) to develop waste and renewable energy, signing a memorandum of understanding.

AeroThermal’s autoclaves and expertise will be used alongside JCBE, who deploy anaerobic and aerobic biomass and waste technologies. 

JCBE has experience and expertise in the delivery of engineering rocurement construction contracts in this field.

Press release

Mick George acquires Recycle Force

Mick George has announced the acquisition of the trade waste division business of Corby-based Recycle Force.

The takeover includes five collection vehicles and 1,600 bins which service around 500 businesses across Northamptonshire.

Northampton News

Crews tackle recycling centre blaze

Firefighters tackled a blaze at Bracknell Household Waste Recycling Centre for two hours on 15 June.

Crews from Bracknell and Ascot fire stations had to dig to the bottom of a pile of material to ensure the blaze was extinguished after the centre’s sprinkler suppression system had dampened it.

It is not thought to have been started deliberately. Services at the waste centre have returned to normal.

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