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News round-up 17/7

Stewart announces waste prevention funding; EA investigates tipping in Yorkshire; Half Guernsey’s household waste recycled; Whitham Mills hires two sales managers

Stewart announces waste prevention funding

Resource minister Rory Stewart (above) has announced that six organisations have been selected for funding from the Innovation in Waste Prevention Fund.

One, Keep Britain Tidy’s (Re)Love Our Stuff project, works with primary schools to set up pop-up shops for families to exchange outgrown children’s clothing.

The other winners are Bicester Green, Create UK, Fareshare South West, Garage Sale Trail Foundation and Re-considered.

Press release

EA investigates tipping in Yorkshire

Investigating officers at the Environment Agency (EA) have discovered large-scale tipping of waste in Leeds and Sheffield at three sites where waste permits are not in place to allow such operations.

The EA said a waste operator deposited more than 1,000 tonnes of waste across the three sites by gaining access through signing leases, before disappearing.

Press release

Half Guernsey’s household waste recycled

Latest figures show 50.2% of Guernsey’s domestic waste was recycled rather than dumped in landfill.

This means it has hit its 50% rate target. Other targets of 60% by 2018 and 70% by 2025 have also been agreed.

The figures include the 12 months that kerbside recycling has been running in the island, which the authorities believe is behind the rise.

BBC News

Whitham Mills hires two sales managers

Waste management machinery designer and manufacturer Whitham Mills Engineering has appointed two sales managers to its business development team as part of its expansion plans.

Peter Koller will cover new system sales, bringing his expertise in commercial and industrial recycling and baling systems to the company.

Michael Barker will be based at the company’s Todmorden headquarters and will lead a new division of the business – equipment rental and consumables sales.

Press release

 

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