Appointments at OPRL; Scottish businesses ‘waste aware’; PM and Chancellor at CCE; Japanese fans.
OPRL adds non-executive directors
On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd (OPRL) has appointed five new non-executive directors to its board as it scales up its operations.
It appointed Axion Recycling founder Keith Freegard, consultant Anne MacCaig, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee chief executive Lee Marshall, the UK head of the Institute of Packaging Professionals Kevin Vyse, and Phillip Ward, a former WRAP director responsible for local authority relationships.
OPRL Ltd chair Jane Bevis said: “I am delighted to welcome Keith Freegard, Anne MacCaig, Lee Marshall, Kevin Vyse and Phillip Ward to the board to help us move into the next stage of the label’s development. They bring with them key skills and experience which will strengthen our links with the whole materials recycling community.”
Scottish businesses more ‘waste aware’
Research from Every Can Counts, a partnership between European and UK drinks can manufacturers, the aluminium recycling industry and drinks brands, has found that most Scottish businesses are on top of new regulations which mandate the separate collections of materials.
It indicated some 85% of Scottish businesses are now aware of the Waste (Scotland) regulations which came in to effect in January 2014. This compares to just 39% a year ago.
Andrew McFarlan, programme manager for Every Can Counts in Scotland, said: “Great progress has been made in the past year in getting Scotland’s businesses to meet the requirements of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations. However, our research suggests there is still work to be done.”
Prime Minister and Chancellor visit CCE
Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) is to install a combined heat and power system at its Wakefield facility as part of a £13m investment.
The announcement was made as Prime Minster David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visited the facility, which is the largest soft drinks plant in Europe.
Japanese fans clean up stadium
After watching their national team defeated in the World Cup, Japanese fans stayed behind to help clean up waste that littered the stadium.
Japan’s Blue Samurais lost 2-1 against the Ivory Coast in the Fifa World Cup on Saturday (21 June), after which Japanese fans shocked spectators from other countries by helping clean-up litter from the ArenaPernambuco in Recife.