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News round-up 23/9

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

Fly-tipping on Tooting Common

Travellers have left ‘tons of waste’ behind after a day at Tooting Common, Wandsworth, London, the Wandsworth Guardian has reported. Rubble, mattresses, a sofa and other materials were fly-tipped on the common (see image above). Wandsworth council said it would cost thousands of pounds to clear up.

Shoe recycling campaign

Almost a tonne of children’s old shoes were collected in a local drive to recycle and reuse shoes to raise money for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, reported the Andover Advertiser. Forty-two schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight participated in the ‘Reuse Ya Shoes!’ campaign.

NI landowner fined for illegal tyre dump

A landowner in Norther Ireland has been fined £1,000 for two breaches of waste management law. Martin Mallon of Milltown Road, Benburb, kept a ‘substantial quantity of waste tyres’ on his land, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) found between September 2012 and January 2013.

Reclaim art auction fundraiser announced

An art auction is to be held to help rebuild a charity’s plastics recycling centre in Sheffield after it burnt down in July, the BBC reported. Reclaim’s plant in Attercliffe offered work experience for adults with learning difficulties. The auction will be at the end of September.

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