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News round-up 24/4

Zero Waste Scotland campaign; Taylor CEO steps down; Sita site to expand; recycling label recognition; royal recycling fans

Zero Waste Scotland launches efficiency drive

A new scheme aiming to help Scottish businesses reap their share of an estimated £2.9bn worth of savings by using energy, water and raw materials more efficiently has been launched.

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) (pictured) is the first venue to make the Resource Efficiency Pledge, which is also being officially backed by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The scheme is being delivered by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Taylor CEO steps down

Steel container manufacturer Taylor has announced that chief executive David Williams has decided to step down after eight years at the business, effective 30 June 2014.

The move will also see Sellers Containers become a full component of the Taylor Group under the name Taylor Containers.

Sita UK to expand north east site

Sita UK is aiming to bolster its existing plant in Billingham, near Stockton.

The company already employs more than 100 workers at its North-East Energy Recovery Centre, which burns waste to generate electricity for tens of thousands of homes.

Bosses are now submitting plans to build an extension, which would create 30 jobs and support hundreds of regional supply chain posts.

On-Pack Recycling Label is now recognised by two in three shoppers

Six in ten people find the On-Pack Recycling Label very helpful, easily identifiable on packaging and clear and easy to understand, according to market research. 

The most recognised label is the ‘widely recycled’ label, with 70% of those who recognise it automatically putting the relevant piece of packaging into their recycling collection.

Launched in March 2009, the scheme has over 155 members, including major retailers and brands, and appears on over 75,000 product lines.

Press release

Royals ‘fanatical’ about recycling

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge told children they are “fanatical” about recycling during a visit to Canberra.

The royal couple were visiting Australia’s National Arboretum in the capital on the penultimate day of their antipodean tour.

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