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News round-up 17/10

Tesco food redistribution; vehicle sustainability; plastic bag levy funds projects; Kent metal theft drop; Kirk to build new facility

Tesco steps up food redistribution

Tesco is to divert all its surplus fresh food to more than 1,000 UK charities. It will distribute the equivalent of seven million meals a year through its partnership with food charity FareShare.

Automotive industry sustainability success

Vehicle manufacturers have been shown to be the most consistently sustainable companies in the Dow Jones top 50. Research revealed automotive businesses scored an average 70% on the Tomorrow’s Value Rating sustainability scale, ahead of the energy and ICT sectors.

NI plastic bags

Northern Ireland environment minister Mark H Durkan has announced £1m from the Carrier Bag Levy will go to fund environmental projects. The money will be ploughed into the Challenge Fund scheme, which supports communities and organisations.

Kent metal thefts drop

The number of reported metal thefts in Kent has more than halved in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2012, according to the police.

Kirk set to complete new waste facility

Kirk Environmental, part of Kirk Group, is to build a waste facility plant in Manvers, South Yorkshire, for Luddon Construction. The project consists of a mechanical biological treatment plant at three sites.


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