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News round-up 3/9

Novelis partners with EMR; FPA joins Simply Cups; Shanks and Cumbria Waste Management deal; TV presenter supports waste prevention event.

Novelis partners with EMR

Aluminium recycler Novelis has opened two new aggregation centres to serve London and the South East.

The new sites are in Erith, Kent and Brentford, Middlesex and are part of a partnership between Novelis and European Metal Recycling.

Keith Guest, leader of scrap procurement UK at Novelis said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with European Metal Recycling. Their ethos and goals are closely aligned with those of Novelis, and we look forward to a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.”

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FPA joins Simply Cups

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) has signed up as a supporting partner of cup recycling scheme Simply Cups.

Simply Cups is operated by Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Simply Waste Solutions and offers to collect cups from business premises, initially within the M25 and the Thames Valley. 

Other Simply Cups members include the John Lewis Partnership, Costa Coffee and contract caterers Baxter Storey and ISS.

FPA secretary Martin Kersh said: “This is an excellent initiative and is very welcome in the market place which is in need of a cost efficient paper cups recycling scheme.  We wish the scheme every success.”

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Shanks and Cumbria Waste Management extend deal

Cumbria Waste Management (CWM) and Shanks Waste Management have agreed a new 10-year contract to manage household waste recycling centres across the county

CWM has been managing the 14 sites for the past five years, and will continue to do so for another decade as a result of the new contract.

Nick Blake, contract director at Shanks Cumbria, said: “I’m delighted that Cumbria Waste Group will continue to operate the sites. Our two companies have formed a strong partnership over the past five years which has led to a significant increase in the percentage of waste recycled.”

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Location, Location, Location star ready for Keep Britain Tidy event

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp (above) is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s annual ‘Waste less, Live more week’ at the end of September.

Allsopp, who is an ambassador for the organisation, said: “The Be Resourceful Challenge is a 21st-century interpretation of ‘make do and mend’ – it’s about learning new skills, meeting other people and having fun at the same time as being respectful of the stuff we buy, use and eventually throw away.

“I love finding new ways to be resourceful. This September, during Waste less, Live more Week, the Be Resourceful Challenge is encouraging people to explore different aspects of resourcefulness.”

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