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News round-up 23/7

Co-op Bank recycling improves; Enfield awards plastic sack contract; Fire at Manchester recycling site; More recyclate in fabric care bottles

Co-op Bank recycling improves

The Co-operative Bank recycled 70% of its waste last year, its annual Values and Ethics Report has stated.

It also drew 99% of its electricity from renewable sources and maintained ‘beyond carbon neutral¹ status for the eighth year running, with more than 100,000 tonnes of carbon offset.

Committee chair Laura Carstensen said: “The values and ethics which underpin the Bank¹s business are the golden thread that runs through everything it does, and are vital to rebuilding the business and restoring trust.”

Press release

Enfield awards plastic sack contract

The London Borough of Enfield has awarded Cromwell Polythene a contract to supply it with up to four million waste and recycling sacks.

Tendered through the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation framework, the two-year contract, with an option for a further two years, is for the supply of grey sacks for domestic refuse and blue recycling sacks, all manufactured to the council’s specific requirements.

Recyclable materials are sorted at Biffa’s MRF in Edmonton.

Press release

Fire at Manchester recycling site

A fire broke out at a recycling plant in Bayley Street, Stalybridge, in the early hours of this morning.

Flames took hold of household waste in three bays inside the one-storey building, a fire service spokesman said.

Firefighters used hose reels to contain the fire and bring it under control.

Manchester Evening News

Fabric care maker to use more recyclate in bottles

Procter & Gamble Fabric Care is to make 230m bottles a year out of recycled plastic.

In the UK this will see bottles of fabric softener Lenor use 25-50% recycled content and washing scent beads, Unstoppables from 35-50% recycled composition. 

Gianni Ciserani, group president of P&G Global Fabric and Home Care said, “The increase in post-consumer recyclate in the packaging of our brands is a huge step in the right direction.”

Press release

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