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News round-up 17/9

EA fines recycling firm; Zero Waste Scotland issues bag advice; Waste revenues to double; Ex-offenders employed by recyclers

EA penalises Middlesbrough waste company

S B Recycling Ltd, based in Normanby Road in Middlesbrough, has been fined £14,400 for operating a waste facility without an environmental permit.

The company was sentenced at Teesside Magistrates Court on 16 September following an Environment Agency investigation into a South Bank site known as the Junction Works.

Prosecuting for the Environment Agency, Ros Scott-Bell told the court that illegal activities at the site were reported in 2012.

Press release

Scottish retailers offered bag charge advice

Shops have been urged to visit Zero Waste Scotland’s website to help them to prepare for and understand their requirements ahead of the introduction of a national carrier bag charge on the 20 October.

Comprehensive retailer guidance has been published on the website, as well as a number of tools including a staff training video, online FAQ database and customisable materials for customer-facing communications, for example artwork for posters and till receipts.

Retailers looking to find out more about the charge and access this support should visit www.carrierbagchargescotland.org.uk

Press release

Waste management revenues ‘to double by 2020’

Analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Industrial Waste Management Services Market, has found that the market earned revenues of $387.40bn in 2013 and estimated this to reach $750.09bn in 2020.

The firm said regulations that facilitate a shift away from landfill towards more value-adding segments such as recycling are lending momentum to the global industrial waste management services market.

Press release

Dagenham recycling plant giving ex-offenders a helping hand

Closed Loop has employed four ex-offenders full-time on its production line after linking up with social enterprise Blue Sky.

 “We help them reintegrate into society and get their chins off their chests,” said head of operations Gerry Martin. “We encourage and don’t discriminate.

Barking and Dagenham Post

 

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