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News round-up 30/1

IKEA waste rises; Colin Church’s brother on BBC; Envirowaste Services rebrands; garden waste charges in Denbishire

IKEA waste generation rises

Swedish retailer IKEA generated 477,714 tonnes of waste worldwide in 2014, a 13% increase on 2013.

Overall it recycled 77% of its waste and sent 12% to incineration.

Some 89% of the total waste generated was recycled or energy recovered, up from 88% in FY13.

An IKEA sustainability report said: “In the majority of countries where we have stores, food waste from customer restaurants and co-worker canteens is sorted for composting or sent to a third party to convert it into biogas that can be used as fuel for cars and buses, or as animal feed. But this still leaves some countries where food waste is sent to landfill because they do not have the necessary infrastructure.”

Press Release

Colin Church’s brother to present BBC programme

The brother of Defra director for resource & waste Colin Church is presenting a history programme on BBC 4 at 9pm on 9 February.

It will cover medieval kingship, the Magna Carta and King John.

Church tweeted: “My brother, Prof S Church, is presenting. Unlike me he is clever and handsome!”

BBC News

Envirowaste Services rebrands

West Yorkshire recycling specialist Envirowaste Services has unveiled a new logo, website and uniforms.

The new green brand identity has been launched ahead of ‘Go Green Week’ on 9-15 February, which promotes climate action in the UK. 

The company’s new tagline is ‘Achieving Through Recycling’.

Envirowaste Services’ 40,000 square foot waste transfer station in Halifax was completed in 2013, enabling the company to process over 75,000 tonnes of material per year.

Press Release

Garden waste charges in Denbighshire

Charging for garden waste collections could generate more than £360,000 for Denbighshire Council.

Council bosses expect 10-15,000 households to sign up for the collection service which will have yearly charge of £24.

The charge will be introduced in March and was approved as part of cost-cutting measures intended to save the authority £17m between 2015 and 2017.

The Free Press

 

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