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News round-up 19/8

Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry.

Grants for Welsh small-scale recycling and reuse

WRAP Cymru has launched grants of up to €200,000 (around £170,400) for SMEs looking to invest in small-scale reprocessing infrastructure or equipment. Grants of £50,000 will also be available for commercial reuse collection services handling textiles, furniture and waste electrical and electronics (WEEE).

Funding for a zero waste society

Zero Waste Scotland has announced: Grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 are available for projects trialling ways of tackling litter and flytipping; councils can apply to finance schemes that engage communities and encourage behaviour change; and innovative food waste projects could be awarded between £3,000 and £30,000.

Large waste wood recycling plant under construction

Building work is underway at wood recycler Plevin’s £5m plant at Hazelhead, South Yorkshire. The plant will process up to 150,000 tonnes of waste wood a year and create 20 jobs. The facility will mainly manufacture wood chips for E.ON’s £120m renewable energy plant at Blackburn Meadows near Sheffield.

Boost to carpet recycling association

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has increased its number of members by 15, which it said will help industry reach its target of 25% landfill diversion by 2015. CRUK said “just 1.4%” of carpet tiles were reused or recycled in 2011, despite Desso’s take back scheme and Greenstream Recycling’s recycling/reuse collections.

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