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News round-up 20/10

Welsh plants to help farm prawns; Award for Suffolk EfW; New outlet for Helistrat; Aluminium recycling for schools

Welsh plants to help farm prawns

Chinese investment group SinoFortone plans to invest £2bn in Orthios Eco Parks to develop waste power and food stations, initially at Holyhead and Port Talbot in Wales.

The two power plants in Wales will be developed over the next three years, after which the technology will be rolled out to China and developing countries.

The modular plants take waste heat from power stations that will be used to warm water for king prawn farming. The UK currently imports king prawns.

BBC News

Award for Suffolk EfW

Suffolk’s principal energy-from-waste facility, pictured, has won the Civil Engineering Project of the Year award at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards. Judges described the project as providing ‘an elegant solution’ to  waste management.

The £180 million facility, on the outskirts of Ipswich, processes 269,000 tonnes of waste a year.

The site, which began operating last December, is run by Suez on behalf of Suffolk County Council. The principal civil contractors for the three-year build were Lagan Construction Group.

Press release

New outlet for Helistrat

Helistrat has secured a three-year, £250,000 waste management contract with the Cheshire Oaks designer outlet.

The Cheshire based centre has a quarter of a million square feet in retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

Helistrat will introduce new mixed dry recycling service alongside segregation of cardboard, paper, food, glass and plastics.

Press release

Recycling resource for schools

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has launched new resources for schools with free curriculum-linked activities for pupils aged seven to 14.

The resources, which can be used across several subjects including geography, design and technology, English and ICT, are hosted on a new dedicated website

The project has been co-funded by Unilever and by Alupro members, Novelis and Contital i2R.

Press release



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