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News round-up 21/8

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

Cleansing Service Group has new waste collection contract

Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has a new contract to collect waste from Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset. It was awarded by Balfour Beatty services and will involve collecting hazardous and non-hazardous materials. The waste will be transported to CSG’s treatment and disposal facility in Manchester.

Biffa upgrades Maidstone service

Biffa has expanded the range of services in its £86m recycling contract with the Mid Kent Waste Partnership, a tri-council group that includes Maidstone, as well as Ashford and Swale. It will collect a wider range of dry recyclables as well as WEEE and waste textiles in kerbside collections. Its fleet will have 14 new vehicles capable of collecting food waste alongside refuse and recycling.

Flies infest waste site in Salford

The BBC reports that a waste site in Salford has a severe infestation of flies. The Environment Agency has ordered contractors Land Restoration Northern to meet required standards by November. No new waste is allowed to enter the site until the problem is resolved.

British Plastic Federation condemns use of Chinese lanterns

The British Plastic Federation’s  Recycling Group (BPFRG) has joined a campaign to stop the use of sky lanterns. The floating lamps pose a serious fire risk as reported by MRW in the West Midlands in June. The Don’t Let Go! Campaign is run by the Marine Conservation Society.

Symphony Environmental Technologies develops anti-microbial plastic product

Symphony Environmental Technologies has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica (a division of Johnson & Johnson) to provide anti-microbial and anti-fungal technology for plastic products.  When applied to plastic packaging it will protect against bacteria and keep foodstuffs and pharmaceutical products fresh.

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