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News round-up 21/5

ISO technical committee appoints UK expert; ZWS launches SME fund; Widnes recycling firm enters administration; EfW firm appoints national accounts director

ISO technical committee appoints UK expert


George Bradley, business manager of environmental testing firm ESG’s energy services division, right, has been announced as the principle UK expert on the International Standards Organisation (ISO) technical committee.

When published, the new ISO standards will supersede the European measures in use across Europe and some North American locations.

The ISO Technical Committee for Solid Biofuels is developing standards for the sampling and analysis of wood pellets, woodchip, straw, logging residues and other renewable products.

Bradley previously sat on the European Commission for Standardisation committee, which set out the current European solid biofuel sampling and analysis standards.

Press release

ZWS launches SME fund

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has launched a fund to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to implement resource efficiency measures.

The cash will support SMEs and third sector organisations to employ someone temporarily to undertake a project with a focus on energy, water and raw material efficiency or waste prevention.

Businesses can also use loan funding to install biomass boilers, upgrade lighting, insulating or more efficient equipment to reduce raw material use and waste production.

Press release

Widnes recycling firm enters administration

A Widnes recycling firm, which has been investigated as a potential source of a recent fly invasion, has entered administration, a regional newspaper has reported.

A spokesman for local MP Derek Twigg said that administrators for Centrol Recycling Limited now have the responsibility of clearing the site.

Twigg raised concerns that his constituents’ homes were infested with flies with the Environment Agency (EA) and met area manager John Leyland on 15 May.

The EA, which has received around 170 complaints about flies in the area and is making unannounced visits to the site, confirmed that SFP Restructuring is the site’s new administrator.

Liverpool Echo

EfW firm appoints national accounts director

Olleco has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Duncan McLaren as national accounts director.

This follows a period of significant growth in the company’s provision of fresh oils, used cooking oil, food waste collection and recycling services.

McLaren brings a wealth of sales experience from the recycling sector having worked previously for WasteCare and Brocklesby.

Press release


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