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News round-up 22/11

NI food waste talks; Dorset energy plant; Scotland glass recycling; Egypt e-waste

Northern Ireland action on food waste

Food and drink business leaders and WRAP have met in Belfast to discuss action to reduce and prevent food waste.

‘Too Good to Waste: Realising the Value of Food’, organised by WRAP, Business in the Community and Northern Ireland Environment Link examined the true costs of food waste throughout the supply chain from field to fork, and set out practical steps to reduce it.

Press release

Refuse-derived fuel plant in Dorset

Waste treatment and renewable energy specialist New Earth Solutions Group has been granted planning permission for a 10MW energy recovery facility.

The plant, at its existing mechanical biological treatment facility in Canford near Poole in Dorset, will treat refuse-derived fuel generated from black bag waste and processed by the facility.

Pioneering £5m glass processing plant opens.

Scottish environment secretary Richard Lochhead has opened the ‘revolutionary’ Dryden Aqua plant in Midlothian, which has the capacity to process a quarter of Scotland’s recycled glass.

The £5m plant in Bonnyrigg uses recycled glass to create a ground-breaking water filtration system capable of targeting and removing waterborne parasites and pollutants.

Egypt launches first e-waste recycling factory

According to official statement issued by Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the country has launched its first e-waste recycling facility in Cairo. The International Technology Group factory was inaugurated by the minister of communications and information technology, Atef Helmy and the minister of state for environmental affairs, Leila Iskandar.


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