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News round-up 31/10

Cup recycling scheme appoints chair; GW Butler acquired; Victim of truck accident identified; ‘Bin Police’

Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group appoints chair

Cross-industry body Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has appointed Neil Whittall, of Huhtamaki, as its chair along with fellow elected executive board members Adrian Pratt, of Benders Paper Cups, Oliver Rosevear, of Costa Coffee, Matt Spencer, of Caffè Nero and Bradley Smith of Grundon Waste Management.

The executive board has chosen to focus initial efforts on two key parts of the paper cup supply chain, “upstream” and “downstream”, and has set up working groups accordingly.

LRS consultancy continues to manage and coordinate the PCRRG and its activities and is supporting the implementation of the working group projects, which will be undertaken using controlled trials over the next three to six months. 

Press Release

Healthcare Environmental Group buys GW Butler

A Bradford-based business which provides clinical waste management services to the NHS has been acquired by a Scottish rival.

Healthcare and hazardous waste management company Healthcare Environmental Group (HEG) has bought GW Butler (GWB), which was founded in 1933 and employs 50 staff. It works with 13 major NHS trusts and a mix of public and private sector businesses throughout the UK.

HEG said the deal offers “huge potential” with the addition of GWB’s waste processing facilities located in Bradford, Nottingham and Rainham, Essex.

Insider Media

Victim of waste truck accident identified

Peter Coleman has been identified as the man who died after becoming trapped under a burning waste disposal truck in Watford.

Mr Coleman, 54, died in hospital hours after becoming trapped under the waste disposal truck he was driving during a collection at Woodside Leisure Park on 11 October.

CIWM Journal

Council officers to ‘police’ bin usage

Council chiefs in Aberdeen are to send “bin police” to households across the city who ask for extra waste containers.

Officials will visit properties the day before rubbish is due for collection to offer advice and make sure they are following green guidelines properly.

The Press and Journal

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