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News round-up 4/12

Officers tackle wood fire; Waste filled trailer dumped in street; Danone and Veolia join forces; Award for glass company

Officers tackle wood fire

Fire officers are tackling about 20,000 tonnes of woodchip waste on fire at South Wales Wood Recycling’s Newport Docks site.

A number of hot spots within the waste have been exposed during the past week and this has resulted in some fire break outs, Natural Resources Wales announced yesterday. Smoke is being created through the efforts of extinguishing these breakouts.

The operator is removing waste from the facility to try and reduce the amount of wood that could potentially catch alight.

Press release

Waste filled trailer dumped in street

Residents are being asked for information about illegal operators who dumped a trailer packed with nearly 90 tonnes of household waste on an east Manchester street.

Council officers had to remove the 44 foot trailer after it had been left on South Street in Openshaw with more than twice the legal amount for a trailer of its size.

Investigations are continuing to identify the drivers using CCTV, but council officers are appealing for Manchester residents’ help in tracking down the criminals who had left it there.

Press release

Danone and Veolia join forces

Major food company Danone and waste firm Veolia have announced a strategic partnership focusing on the water cycle, waste management, sustainable agriculture and energy efficiency.

Their aim is to “meet the challenge of climate change”.

This is part of Danone’s drive for a zero net carbon footprint by 2050 for sites under the company’s direct, shared and expanded responsibility.

Press release

Award for glass company

Glass manufacturer, Encirc, is celebrating after claiming gold in the sustainable manufacturing category at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015.

The judges praised the manufacturer’s innovative and progressive approach to minimising its environmental impact, commenting that it “lived and breathed sustainability”.

Encirc has consolidated its deliveries into fewer loads to take lorries off the roads, and modified its warehouse to hold larger pallets, which has reduced its use of plastic packaging by 146 tonnes and significantly cut the waste it sends to landfill.

Press release

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