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News round-up 20/2

Body found in Brentford bin; Howitt signs AD pledge; O2 Recycle hits £100m; Untha shredding videos;

Body found in Brentford waste depot bin

A body has been found in a bin at a waste depot in west London.

The body was found at the site in Brentford and police officers were called to the scene at about 12:40 on 19 February.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Officers have attended the scene and have confirmed that a body has been found.

“A search of the area is now underway. At this early stage the incident is being treated as an unexplained death and enquiries are ongoing. “

BBC News

Richard Howitt MEP signs AD pledge card

Richard Howitt MEP has signed up to the Anearobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s (ADBA) pledge card during a tour last week of Biogen’s new £12m food waste plant near Baldock, Hertfordshire.

ADBA said: “With party political manifestos due to be published, it is vitally important that we are pulling together to raise awareness of anaerobic digestion (AD) and its benefits amongst our representatives.”

“MPs are more inclined towards listening to constituents and local employers on policy issues.”

ADBA suggested AD developers engage with MPs by using the pledge card

Press Release

O2 Recycle hits £100m

The O2 Think Big initiative has given over £100m back to customers in cash, since launching in 2009 as a way for UK consumers to recycle their old gadgets in an environmentally friendly way.

O2 Recycle repurposes nine out of ten gadgets by extending their functional life of and cutting down their environmental impact. For every additional year of use, a phone’s carbon footprint is reduced by nearly 30%, meaning that it becomes more environmentally efficient. By avoiding the need to produce another phone, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with it are reduced.

Now four million devices have been repurposed through O2 Recycle removing 142,000kg of waste from landfill.

Press Release

Untha UK launches shredding videos

Industrial shredding technology company Untha UK has launched a new series of ‘How to Shred’ films.

The company will release one new video every month, and will visually showcase how to tackle a range of waste and recyclable materials, from familiar everyday objects through to seemingly unshreddable items. Films will relay detailed footage of a shredding scenario.

Untha UK’s managing director Chris Oldfield said: “We’ve read a number of blogs which predict that video will dominate as the social media content of choice in 2015. And last year video specialist Invodo published a statistic which claimed that in 2017, 74% of all internet traffic will be video.

“It’s therefore important that we communicate using media that our clients and prospective customers will most engage with and enjoy.”

Industry Today

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