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News round-up 28/7

Nestlés chief moves to Viridor; WRL Glass expands exports; New appointment at Cleansing Service Group; Recycling group beats carbon target; One millionth wrapper collected

Nestlés chief moves to Viridor

Viridor has appointed a senior Nestlé executive to head its sustainability and safety, health, environment and quality departments.

Inder S Poonaji (pictured) will take up the role on 1 September after seven years as food company’s head of sustainability.

In his new role he will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies and policies to meet the highest standards across the company and to ensure sustainability is at the forefront of all business decisions.

Press release

WRL Glass expands exports

WRL Glass Media has entered new export markets after securing agreements to supply its recycled glass products into Australia and Estonia.

Exports now account for more than 30% of business and the company is experiencing increased demand for products used for a range of applications including shot blasting and water filtration.

As a result of these latest agreements, a WRL Glass Media product is now being exported into Estonia for a company called Propritis for use in building restoration. 

Press release

New appointment at Cleansing Service Group

Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has appointed Helen Bentham as national accounts manager.

Her remit will be to expand the company’s portfolio of waste management customers as well as working with CSG clients operating nationally, including utilities, supermarkets and forecourt chains.

Helen joins CSG from industrial waste managers Tradebe where she spent eight years as UK total waste management contracts manager.

Press release

Recycling group beats carbon target

William Tracey Group has exceeded its 2014-2015 carbon reduction plan by 26%, 11% above the target.

The recycling and resource management group set out to reduce carbon emissions by 15% over a four-year period through initiatives including waterless urinals, rainwater harvesting and vehicle tracking.

Between 2010-11 and 2014-15 the company’s annual carbon tonnages dropped from 245 tonnes to 194with the group working to cut a further 20% of its carbon emissions by 2020.

Press release

One millionth wrapper collected

United Biscuits has collected one million biscuit wrappers in its drive to increase recycling of its packaging.

The McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Brigade scheme was launched in the UK in 2012 in partnership with TerraCycle.

Although biscuit wrapper material is recyclable, the partnership was established as UK councils currently do not have the infrastructure to recycle this type of waste packaging.

Press release

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