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News round-up 20/8

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

Sinfin incinerator delayed again

Legal challenges to a new waste plant in Sinfin, Derby have cost councils £20m and have delayed construction until 2017, This is Derbyshire reports. RRS plans to build the plant as part of its waste management contract with Derbyshire County Council. Sending waste to landfill is costing the council £337,000 a month. Courts will hear the latest legal challenge from Friends of the Earth in October.

First companies commit to Zero Waste Resource Sector agreement

Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment, a voluntary scheme for resource management industry organisations to show their support for Scotland’s zero waste ambitions, has its first four signatories. Representatives from Changeworks, William Tracey Group, Lowmac and South Ayrshire Council have all agreed to the conditions of the document. 

Anaerobic digestion technology deal signed

Monsal, a technology supplier to the anaerobic digestion industry, has made a deal with Tamar Energy to provide all the technology for its new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Halstead, Essex. The plant will process 45,000 tonnes of food waste and provide two Megawatts of electricity a year.

SABMiller joins the Circular Economy 100

Global brewer SABMiller is the latest company to join the Circular Economy 100, joining 40 companies including BT, Coca-Cola, Unilever and the National Grid. The project, run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, aims to accelerate the transition into a circular economy over a three year period.

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