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News round-up 26/8

Cory adds bin weighing system; DECC at RWM; Morrisons trials wine screw caps; Eastham EfW decision put back.

Cory adds bin weighing system

Cory Environmental has appointed C-trace to provide a bin weighing system and radio frequency identification bin-tagging programme for their commercial waste division in Essex and London.

The new system enables Cory Environmental to provide transparent and clear billing for their trade waste customers on utilising the weight data instead of the traditional pay-by-volume arrangement.

Ian Martin, UK sales manager at C-trace said: “Accurate and transparent disposal costs are a key to any profitable commercial waste operation. Since we dispose of waste by weight it makes sense to collect it on the same basis.”

Press Release

DECC official to speak at RWM

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it will participate at the RWM show in September. Stephen Brooks, investment director and head of the heat networks delivery unit will assess the scope for district heating in the UK and its potential to maximise opportunities in energy from waste in the Energy from Waste (EfW) theatre, providing opinions from waste companies, technology owners and developers.

Other new speakers include Louis Meyer, director of process industries at Mitsubishi Electric, Kirstine Hansen, market manager at ARC, Paul Winstanley, project manager - carbon capture and storage at the Energy Technologies Institute and Lis Broome, knowledge transfer manager at Knowledge Transfer Network.

Sarah Porter, divisional director for the environment events at i2i, said: “The first half of 2014 has been a pivotal time for energy from waste and we are really pleased to have such a high calibre of speakers appearing this year. Along with recycling, energy from waste is a key strategy for meeting the EU’s 2020 waste to landfill targets, making the debate ever more salient as they draw nearer.”

Press Release

Morrisons trials wine screw caps

Supermarket chain Morrisons is trialling a new wine screw cap that is designed to make bottles easier to recycle.

The Green Leaf cap, manufactured by Inoplastic in Italy, contains 64% less aluminium than a standard screw cap and can be completely removed to aid recycling.

Morrisons will trial the new cap on its own brand of Soave wine.

Press Release

Eastham EfW decision put back

A decision on plans for a £180m EfW plant in Eastham has been put back until after a site visit has taken place, according to the Wirral Globe.

Wirral planning authority was due to discuss Biossense’s scheme to build the plant, which uses gasification technology, at Hooton Park.

If approved, construction is likely to take 28 months during which time 300 people will be employed on the site. On completion 68 permanent staff will be employed there.

Wirral Globe

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