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News round-up 26/8

Reading Festival camping recycling trial; ING increases lending for green clients; Isle of Wight new waste contract collections; Fly-tipping witness appeal

Reading Festival camping recycling trial

Festival Republic, the Knowledge Transfer Network and Julie’s Bicycle will be trialling a new waste project at Reading Festival this weekend, funded by a grant of £20,000 from Innovate UK.

It aims to encourage campers to take away their equipment rather than leaving it behind.

In 2014, 19 tonnes of abandoned equipment was salvaged.

Press release

ING increases lending for green clients

ING Commercial Banking has increased financing of sustainable projects by 7% in the first half of 2015, reaching over €20.9bn (£15bn) in comparison to year-end 2014.

The company plans to increase loans for sustainability clients and projects while introducing new restrictions on financing mining and power stations.

Press release

Isle of Wight new waste contract collections

Amey has released details of a new service on the Isle of Wight after receiving the 25 year waste contract in July, which will commence in November.

Weekly collections will remain in place with recycling and household waste continuing to be picked up on alternate weeks.

The council plans to introduce new bins for household waste and seagull-proof sacks next year as part of its drive to increase recycling rates.

Island Echo

Fly-tipping witness appeal

Walsall environmental health officers are appealing for witnesses after piles of rubbish were dumped in Aldridge, West Midlands, on 22-23 August.

A gate erected to deter fly-tipping was also removed.

Walsall Advertiser

 

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