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News round-up 24/6

Falkenberg to leave EU environment role; Smurfit Kappa wins award; Yorkshire recyclers claim safety award; Good Energy founder appointed to NERC

Falkenberg to leave EU environment role

Karl Falkenberg (pictured) will leave his post in September, the European Commission has announced.

The environment commissioner will become a senior advisor for sustainable development at the European Political Strategy Centre think-tank, where he will work across departments.

Daniel Calleja Crespo has been announced as his replacement, moving from his role as directorate-general for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs.

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Smurfit Kappa wins award

Nestlé has given Smurfit Kappa a European Innovation Recognition Award.

The award is judged by internal teams on the basis of a series of solutions demonstrating innovation, proactivity and practicality.

In April, the packaging firm launched its Global Experience Centre, the flagship hub of a network which harnesses local expertise to develop packaging solutions together with customers to maximise their business success.

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Yorkshire recycler wins safety award

Recycling specialist Riverside Waste machinery has been awarded a health and safety accreditation from SafeContractor.

The North Yorkshire business put itself forward for recognition following an audit of the team’s safety protocol.

Riverside supplies waste balers weighing up to almost eight tonnes, and with a press force of up to 70 tonnes.

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Good Energy founder appointed to NERC

Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and chief executive of the 100% renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has been appointed to the Council of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

NERC is the UK’s leading commissioner of environmental science research, investing £330m each year in research, postgraduate training and innovation in universities and research centres.

Its scientists study and monitor Earth’s physical, chemical and biological processes - from pole to pole and from below the Earth’s surface and oceans to the atmosphere and space.

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