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News round-up 27/8

Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry

Moves at the top of Grundon Waste Management

Clayton Sullivan-Webb, who has been with Grundon for 24 years, has been appointed as managing director. Bradley Smith, formerly a sales manager, has been appointed to the board as sales and marketing director. Clayton and Bradley will both take up their new roles from 1 October 2013.

Waste machinery manufacturer Kiverco completes Birmingham MRF

Kiverco Recycling Systems completed a multi-million pound materials recycling facility (MRF) in Trinity Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, for Weir Waste (see pic above). The project was part funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and managed by WRAP.

Zero Waste Scotland litter poll

Zero Waste Scotland has launched an online poll to gather intelligence on litter. Iain Gulland, director of ZWS, said: “Over 250 million items of litter are dropped each year, resulting in a direct cost of £53m and indirect costs of £25m. At least 50% of litter that is dropped each year could have been recycled.”

Biffa offers zero waste services

Biffa has said it can help Scottish businesses become compliant with the Zero Waste Regulations due to commence in January 2014, because it is already well-established in Scotland. Biffa said one client, Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and gin business of Pernod Ricard, had already met the requirements.

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