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News round-up 2/5

£100,000 community fund; Corrie waste, Closed loop tracks

Community Fund to boost innovation launched

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and its contractor, Veolia Environmental Services have today launched a £110,000 Community Fund to find the best ideas for reducing, recycling and reusing household waste across Merseyside and Halton.

The £110,000 is to be split, with £40,000 made available for up to three region-wide projects with a maximum award of £20,000 for any one project. The remaining funding will be awarded at individual district level for up to £10,000 per project.

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Corrie waste’s recycler meets target

McCrory Brickwork, a masonry contractor based in Manchester, has announced that on its most recent project, relocating the set of popular TV soap Coronation Street, 100% of masonry waste was recycled.

Closed loop railway tracks showcased

South Queensferry-based Progress Rail demonstrated how it is using 100% recycling materials in its manufacturing process to fellow Scottish businesses in an event organised by Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (photo above).

The company’s foundry and engineering facility uses electric arc furnace technology to recycle scrap metal to manufacture railway tracks and specialised components.

Zero Waste Scotland noted £3.8m is available through the Scottish Recycling Fund to support organisations interested in developing circular economy business models.

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