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News round-up 23/8

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

Worksop recycling plant fire

A recycling plant in Worksop has been hit by fire for the second time this month. On 21 August a pile of wood and wood chippings caught fire at the site in Shireoaks Road. The previous incident was 3 August, when household waste ignited. The incidents are not thought to be linked.

New contract for ReFood

Food waste recycler ReFood has a new contract with Italian restaurant Bibis in Leeds. All food waste from the venue now goes to ReFood’s anaerobic digestion plant in Doncaster. Bibis now claims to be a zero waste to landfill restaurant and has a reduced carbon footprint.

Planning permission for Cardiff AD facility

Kelda Water has received planning permission for a new AD plant in Cardiff. It will process approximately 35,000 tonnes a year of the city’s food waste and convert it into heat and power. Kelda is also considering installing new heat recovery systems at its existing AD plants and is working with Ramboll to explore feasibility.

Recovinyl recyclers at BPF seminar

Sajjad Karim, European Parliament representative on the VinylPlus Monitoring Committee will give the keynote address at a British Plastics Federation seminar on 3 October. Altro Floors will present a case study on the use of recycled PVC flooring in the 2012 Olympics.

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