New FEAD president, John Warren AB contract win, new waste event in China, ACE awards
Palmer-Jones appointed FEAD president
Sita UK chief executive David Palmer-Jones (above) has been appointed president of the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, replacing Peter Kurth at the helm of the organisation. Kurth had held the role for three years but will now serve as one of two vice-presidents.
Palmer-Jones said: “The challenge facing Europe’s industries today is how to achieve sustainable growth in a resource-efficient and environmentally sound way. The key to doing this is to make the European economy more “circular”, so that waste is reduced and what remains is re-used or recycled into new products, or used to generate energy. I am very much looking forward to this challenge.”
Palmer-Jones was named chief executive of Sita UK in 2008 after previously having spells with Sita Sweden and Sita France.
John Warren ABP awarded food waste contract
County Durham-based food waste company John Warren ABP has struck a deal with caterer Taylor Shaw to collect leftover food from 200 Durham schools and send it away for anaerobic digestion.
The food waste will be sent to a plant in Newton Aycliffe where it will be turned into heat and energy for local homes and organic fertiliser for farmers.
WasteMET to make China debut
Solid waste management and environmental technology exhibition WasteMET will be held in China for the first time in 2015.
The show was launched in Singapore in 2012 with the aim of providing a platform for policymakers and industry practitioners to meet, share knowledge and explore investment opportunities.
Golden Carton Awards 2013 winners announced
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has announced the winners of the Golden Carton Awards 2013 which reward local authorities that have achieved the biggest improvements in drinks carton recycling.
Mid Devon District Council won the award for Greatest Percentage Increase in Beverage Carton Recycling while Harrogate Borough Council won the award for Best Communications Campaign.