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MP visits Axion Polymers’ ELV recycling plant
Kate Green MP has visited Manchester-based plastic reprocessor Axion Polymers and praised the company’s progress in expanding its technical resource recovery capabilities and creating skilled employment opportunities. The facility can deliver more than 95% recycling and recovery of materials from end-of-life vehicles.
EIC appoints Matthew Farrow as executive director
UK environmental technology and services trade association the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has appointed Matthew Farrow as its new executive director. Before joining EIC, Matthew was director of policy at the waste management industry’s trade association, the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
Five communities in running to be Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town
Zero Waste Scotland has announced that Campbeltown, Dumbarton, Dunbar, Girvan and Mull and Iona have been invited to investigate how higher recycling rates and greater local resource efficiency can contribute to achieving zero waste by 2020. The towns have been awarded seedcorn funding in order to support the preparation of business cases.
Departing London Metal Exchange CEO to be honoured
Martin Abbott, chief executive of the LME, will be honoured for his long-standing support to the recycling industry by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) at the upcoming World Recycling Convention in Warsaw. Abbott resigned from the HKEx group in June while agreeing to stay in his current positions until the end of the year to insure a smooth transition.
Scottish environment secretary opens resource efficient house
Richard Lochhead officially opened a blueprint resource efficient house at the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in a bid to reduce construction waste - the largest source of waste in the country. The house produced fewer than five tonnes of construction waste, compared to an average of 15 tonne for a three-bed.