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News round-up 30/8

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

Plastics recycling firm fined after worker injured

Preston Plastics Ltd was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £4,533 in prosecution costs after a worker was injured by a topping bale of recycled plastic. The firm was procecuted by the HSE after an investigation found the firm had failed to plan the lifting operations properly. The worker suffered a frature to his spine, and Preston Magistrates’ Court hear he could have been killed.

Spate of lead thefts in Belfast

Police are investigating a number of recent lead thefts from businesses on the Lisburn Road, south Belfast, the BBC reports. Repairs to the roof of one business cost almost £3,000, while some businesses reported damage to their properties as water had seeped through their damaged roofs.

FCC Environment launches online service

Waste management company FCC Environment has announced a service allowing organisations and businesses to book and pay for waste and recycling collections online. FCC said it hopes their service will help SMEs to easily find a cost-effective recycling service.

Edinburgh recycling system to be simplified

The Scottish capital’s complex recycling system, whcih sees housholds issued with up to ten different containers for materials will be scrapped in favour of a simpler system to encourage recycling, reports the Edinburgh News. From early 2014, the city will operate a commingled collection plus a seperate box for glass.

Scottish firm fined £2,250 for illegal waste disposal

H & M CRAIG and John Craig, a partner in the firm, were fined a total of £2,250 for the illegal depositing, keeping and burning of controlled waste at Kirkland Farm, Springside between March 2011 and April 2012. The waste included plastics, tyres and carpet.

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