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News round-up 28/8

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

Zero waste campaign focuses on food waste

National Zero Waste Week is encouraging individuals to reduce their food waste by making pledges online. It has support from WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign and The Rubbish Diet. WRAP research shows that UK households waste 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink per year.

Food waste roadshow starts in September

Waste Awareness Wales is running a cookery roadshow for the second year running. The events, running September 2 to October 5, will teach people how to reduce food waste by cooking with items they would normally throw away. Around 400,000 tonnes of food and drink is wasted in Wales each year.

Recycling company processing battleships

Swansea Drydocks, which has a permit to dismantle ships for parts recycling, has bought Royal Navy ship HMS Cornwall for dismantling and recycling, the BBC reported. It will not be completely dismantled until 2014. The HMS Cornwall is one of four ships sold for scrap by the Ministry of Defence for a total of £3m.

Leinster Environmentals awarded ISO14001

Plastics recycling company Leinster Environmentals has earned an internationally recognised award for its environmental management systems. It was awarded ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 14001. It also received ISO 9001 a Quality Management System accreditation.

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