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News round-up 29/11

Viridor’s Glasgow construction; Veolia closes deal; NI waste stats; packaging firm buy-out; free bottle bags

Viridor kicks off £154m Glasgow project

Delivery of Glasgow’s £154m Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) at Polmadie has stepped up a gear as Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson joined newly recruited apprentices on the Viridor site to mark the start of construction.

Veolia closes deal

Veolia Environnement has now acquired the 50% stake held by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) in Proactiva Medio Ambiente. The transaction is worth €150m (£125), and makes Proactiva a wholly owned Veolia Environnement subsidiary.

Northern Ireland waste arisings fall to new low

A report has revealed waste arisings in Northern Ireland have fallen to 913,546 tonnes in 2012/13, down by 3.8% on 2011/12. Of this, 38.7% was sent for recycling (including composting), 53.6% was sent to landfill, with 6.9% being sent for energy recovery.

The data was based on returns made to WasteDataFlow, a system used by all UK local authorities to report municipal waste.

Huhtamaki acquires BCP Fluted Packaging

Huhtamaki has acquired BCP Fluted Packaging, a corrugated packaging specialist based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The company employs around 120 people and serves the cosmetics, food service and confectionery markets.

The acquired business will be renamed Huhtamaki BCP and will become part of Huhtamaki’s Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business segment.

Press release

Bring a bottle to the bank

To coincide with the opening of its 100th glass recycling bank, Cherwell District Council is encouraging residents to utilise its free glass recycling bags.

To help people recycle the increased number of glass jars and bottles generated during the festive party season, the council is offering the recycling bags at additional locations across the district.

The bags can be used to transport up to six jars, wine or beer bottles to any of the district’s glass recycling sites.

Press release

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