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Weeks joins EA board; NI recycling rates; Circular Economy Connect.

Gill Weeks OBE

Gill Weeks OBE

Weeks joins EA board

Gill Weeks, OBE, has been appointed to the Board of the Environment Agency by the Secretary of State for the Environment.

Weeks is currently joint owner of Dean Weeks Consultants,  consulting on business operations, strategy, environmental regulation, and sustainability having previously (2006-2013) been a regulatory affairs director at Veolia Environmental Services. She was the acting policy director at the Environmental Services Association from 2010-2011.

She was awarded the OBE in 2011 for services to the waste management sector. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institutes of Waste Management, and is a Chartered Environmentalist.

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Highest ever winter recycling rates for NI

Nothern Ireland has recorded its highest ever winter recycling rate for municipal waste in the period between January and March this year.

The latest figures showed a one percentage point increase compared to the same period last year (35.4%). The household recycling rate also increased by the same amount from 36% to 37%.

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan said: “The sustained increase in recycling is good news with the highest ever municipal winter recycling level recorded. The increase in compostable waste recycled shows that the public is increasingly using organic recycling kerbside collection services.”

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Business leaders lined up for Circular Economy Connect

Ocado chairman Sir Stuart Rose, Hewlett Packard’s director of social environmental responsibility Kirstie McIntyre, Rolls-Royce’s global head of Nigel Marsh and Walter Stahel, founder-director of the Product-Life Institute are the latest names to join the panel at the inaugural Circular Economy Connect zone at RWM in September.

The event will give industry leaders from several sectors the opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts on the circular economy.

John Hutton, head of sustainability at BAM Nuttall Ltd and James Walker, group head of innovation at Kingfisher will also be speaking.

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