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News round-up 23/4

Three bin bag campaign reduces city rubbish collection by 25%; Manufacturers awarded for environmental efficiency; LWARB’s efficiencies programme ends; Adidas partnership

Three bin bag campaign reduces city rubbish collection by 25%

The amount of black bin bags placed out for collection around Swansea has reduced by more than 25% in a year because the local authority limted each household to three a week.

The council launched the Keep it to 3 campaign a year ago as a way of boosting recycling and reducing the amount of black bag waste sent to landfill.

Annual disposal figures show that in 2013-14 the council collected 30,660 tonnes of black bags from the kerbside. In 2014-15 the figure had dropped to 22,770 tonnes.

South Wales Evening Post

Manufacturers awarded for environmental efficiency

Three manufacturers picked up environmental efficiency awards at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

The Environmental Efficiency Award recognises manufacturers that are doing the most to improve their environmental performance.

Nestlé UK & Ireland won with an approach encompassing energy, water, waste, biodiversity, value chain and community and people, contributing positively to the environment.

Caparo Industries, an Oldbury-based steel products manufacturer, came second followed by Crown Paints, a Darwen-based paint manufacturer.

Press release

LWARB’s Successful Efficiencies Programme Draws to a Close

LWARB’s Efficiencies Programme formally closed on 31 March, although a number of projects continue to run.

The programme had a budget of £3.5m and ran for two years supporting London waste authorities to realise savings whilst delivering high quality services.

The programme identified savings in excess of £11m per annum over five years starting from 2015-16.

An Efficiency Review Fund made the largest contribution to these savings,  £8,827,000 annually over a five year period, as well as £1,143,600 one-off capital savings.

Press release

Adidas partnership with Parley for the Oceans

The Adidas Group announced a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to collaborating on projects that can end their destruction.

They will implement a long-term partnership programme that builds on three pillars: Communication and Education, Research and Innovation as well as Direct Actions against Ocean Plastic Pollution.

This collaboration will accelerate the creation of innovative products and integration of materials made of Ocean Plastic waste into the product offer of the Adidas brand as of 2016.

Press release

 

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