Guernsey Landfill to close; Tory pledge for on-farm AD; Printwaste contract win; ‘Pay as you feel’ cafe
Guernsey Mont Cuet landfill to close in 18 months
Guernsey’s only landfill is expected to close in 18 months, according to the island’s recycling officer.
Tina Norman-Ross said the new waste strategy, which involves bailing and exporting the island’s waste, was “well under way”.
The Mont Cuet landfill will be flattened and used for composting.
No export destination has yet been announced for the waste.
Tory funding pledge for on-farm AD
This week the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the Conservative Party’s long term economic plan for the south-west, which included a pledge to support tech clusters, green energy, and promoting skills development and an innovative rural economy.
As part of that plan, funding has been prioritised to include £9.4m to support agriculture through diverse projects, including a £1.4m grant for on-farm AD which could serve as heat distribution networks or energy storage in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
National contract win for Printwaste
South-West business Printwaste Recycling and Shredding has been appointed as the ‘bring-bank’ contractor for ACE UK, to collect and service beverage carton drop-off points across England, Scotland and Wales.
The company will be servicing recycling centres from the Orkney Islands to Devon.
Ace UK (The Alliance of Beverage Cartons and Environment) works with manufacturers of beverage cartons including Tetra Pak, Elopack and SIG Combibloc, to drive their environmental initiatives.
They have been running the beverage carton bring-back scheme since 2007, supporting local Authorities and waste management companies across the UK.
‘Pay as you feel’ cafe against food waste
One of the men behind a new cafe in Bradford which recycles waste food says he is horrified at the amount of food that’s thrown away each year. The Saltaire Canteen operates on a “pay as you feel” basis for the food it serves.
It is the second cafe if its kind to open up in our region and is part of a growing trend nationwide.