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News round-up 29/9

Precious metal probe; Investment for recycler expansion; Coke recycling at rugby event; Refuse workers ‘at risk’ from poor air quality

Precious metal probe

Switzerland’s competition authority has opened an investigation into possible collusion between some of the world’s biggest banks over the pricing of precious metals.

The Bern-based Weko commission said there were suspicions that the banks may have colluded on the level of ‘spreads’, the difference between bid and offer prices.

The markets under investigation are in gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

Financial Times

Investment for organic recycler

Keenan Recycling, an Aberdeenshire organic waste management company, has secured a £2.2m investment from the Business Growth Fund to help fuel an expansion.

Keenan opened a base in Linlithgow earlier this year, and said the new investment would help it to grow in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The firm processes more than 60,000 tonnes of waste each year, transforming it into compost.

BBC Scotland

Coke recycling at rugby event

Coca Cola plans to boost recycling around key Rugby World Cup games with an interactive awareness programme, pictured.

Four special vending machines activated with a smile will serve cokes to fans who will then be able to try out a recycling challenge with a recycling related gift at the end of it, designed to encourage recycling.

Press release

Refuse workers ‘at risk’ from poor air quality

The health of street cleaners and refuse staff are being risked by high levels of nitrogen dioxide, according to a GMB report.

The union has highlighted 18 areas across London, Belfast, Luton and Birmingham where N02 is higher than EU legal limits.

Press release




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