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News round-up 16/7

Airport achieves 90% recycling; TRA certifies Conica; Textile recyclers win Norfolk contract; Collection warning for Worcestershire residents

Glasgow Airport achieves 90% recycling

Glasgow Airport has seen its recycling rate soar to over 90% with help from Biffa since making a resource efficiency pledge with Resource Efficient Scotland (pictured).

The airport is now encouraging all businesses on its campus to follow its lead and boost their green credentials.

The airport has introduced a new terminal recycling system, with double bins which separate general waste from recycling which has helped to boost recycling levels and reduce recycling bin contamination saving the airport over £8,000 per year.

Zero Waste Scotland

TRA certifies Conica

Conica, the tyre recycler, has said it is the first company in the UK to be awarded a PAS 107 QP certificate for the way it manufactures, stores and distributes recycled rubber granulate created from waste tyres.

In December 2014, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) added a new Quality Protocol option to PAS 107 to support sustainable tyre recycling.

After passing the audit and inspection process, Conica was awarded the certificate during the TRA’s Recycling Day conference on 19 June.

Press release

Textile recyclers win Norfolk contract

Cookstown Textile Recyclers have been awarded a framework contract for the collection of material from bring banks from four Norfolk councils.

Under the four-year deal, Cookstown will provide and maintain bring banks and collect textiles from approximately 75 sites across Norfolk. Once collected, the material will be taken to its depot in Hertfordshire where it is bulked up and transported to a facility in Ireland.

Broadland District Council is the lead authority on the framework contract, with North Norfolk District Council, Breckland Council, and Great Yarmouth Borough Council also taking part. Under the agreement, other councils in Norfolk have the option to opt into the framework.

Press release

Collection warning for Worcestershire residents

Residents in Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, are being warned their recycle bins will not be emptied if they put unrecyclable items inside.

The district council waste team has recently launched an education campaign aimed at tackling the issue of contaminated recycling bins in the area.

Some residents will have noticed a red sticker or a yellow tag on their bin. This indicates that their bin contains unrecyclable items.

Once residents have removed the items which cannot be recycled from their green bin, the team will empty the bin on the next scheduled collection day.

Kidderminster Shuttle

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