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News round-up 3/10

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

EuPR to launch packaging guidelines

European Recyclers Europe (EuPR) is to launch guidelines for plastic packaging recycling after saying that today’s packaging designs are threatening the EU recycling targets. RecyClass guidelines will classify packaging in seven groups comparable to EU energy efficiency classes, says EuPR.

Recycling company to be charged for corporate manslaughter

Sterecycle is to be charged with corporate manslaughter over an explosion which killed an employee, the BBC reported. Michael Whinfrey was fatally injured in the blast at Sterecycle on Sheffield Road, Rotherham, on 11 January 2011. Three men will also be charged with health and safety breaches.

Loans for Scottish SMEs

Loans of up to £100,000 are available from Resource Efficient Scotland to help SMEs in Scotland to be more resource efficient and save money. This will extend loans previously provided by the Energy Saving Trust in Scotland to also include measures to save on water and materials as well as energy.

£120m recycling facility for West Yorkshire town

A recycling complex with three recycling plants is to create 600 jobs at Keighley, Yorkshire. Already-processed commercial and industrial waste will be brought to the facility, which will be capable of producing 80,000,000 kWh of electricity a year.

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