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News round-up 20/9

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

Baby’s body found on Shipley waste site

The body of a newborn baby has been found on a rubbish tip in Shipley, West Yorkshire, the BBC has reported. West Yorkshire Police said the baby was found on 18 September by staff at the Valley Road waste site. Police said they had concerns for the health of the mother and asked her to contact officers.

Recycling fire insurance controversy

The chairman of Lawrence Recycling has been unable to comment on whether the company had appropriate insurance to cover the damage caused by its recent blaze (pictured above). £250,000 of public money could be used to demolish two fire-damaged bays at Forge Recycling facility, in Kidderminster, as the firm could not meet the costs, the Kidderminster Shuttle reported.

Colin Drummond moves on

Viridor has confirmed that Colin Drummond will retire as an executive director of the Pennon Group Board on 30 September 2013. He will become non-executive chairman of Viridor. His successor as Viridor’s chief executive, Ian McAulay, started on 9 September.  

Schoolkids’ aluminium sustainablity competition

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has launched the second yearly Alu Design and Technology challenge, a national competition for 11-14 year olds that encourages pupils to think about the significance of sustainable design using aluminium.

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