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News round-up 30/7

Poole extends Viridor deal; Compost certification scheme revived; Science Museum rubbish revealed; Distillery to add biomass boiler

Poole extends Viridor deal

The Borough of Poole has extended its waste and recycling contract with Viridor until 2027. Viridor started working for Poole in 2004 and under the new contract will use its material recovery facility at Crayford.

The firm will also work with partners at the Lakeside Energy Recovery Facility and New Earth Solutions’ Canford mechanical and biological treatment facility to recycle and recover renewable energy from the borough’s residual waste.

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Compost certification scheme revived

The Compost Certification Scheme (CCS), formerly managed by the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR), has been relaunched by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL).

The CCS ensures the safety and quality of compost made from source separated organic waste, such as food waste and green waste, in line with the criteria set out in the PAS100 specification and the Compost Quality Protocol. Certified compost can be used in a range of applications, such as farming, forestry, horticulture and growing media.

REAL has gradually been taking over responsibility for AfOR’s certification schemes since the latter’s merger with REAL’s parent company the Renewable Energy Association in 2012.

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Science Museum rubbish revealed

The Science Museum has revealed the different sorts of rubbish that were collected at the site over a 30-day period.

The Rubbish Collection was a project run by artist Joshua Sofaer in which visitors collect, sort, photograph and document one month’s worth of rubbish produced by the Science Museum’s visitors, staff, contractors and exhibition projects, to help create a visual day-to-day archive of  rubbish.

Alongside expected items like food wrappers and drinks cans, project curator Sarah Harvey said that the haul included 16.5 pairs of shoes, two two-piece suits, a bra, three fridges, one dishwasher, a box of old floppy disks.

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Distillery to add biomass boiler

Balmenach Distillery in Scotland is to install a biomass boiler after receiving funding from the Green Investment Bank (GIB). The distillery is based in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands, and not on the National Grid. It had previously been using heavy oil to fuel the boiler.

Balmenach Distillery, part of the Inver House Distillers Group, currently produces Caorunn Gin and was launched in 1824.

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