Canary Wharf Group switches to LEDs; South Wales fire extinguished; EA consults residents on IBA plant; RREUSE responds to EU consultation
Canary Wharf Group switches to LEDs
Canary Wharf Group has announced that the lighting in its Canada Place, Jubilee Place and Cabot Place malls, as well as associated car parking areas, has been replaced with a light-emitting diode (LED) system.
The upgrade is estimated to have saved 3.7m kWh of energy annually, saving more than £400,000 and over 1,951 tonnes of carbon.
South Wales fire extinguished
A fire at a South Wales recycling centre has finally been put out.
Fire officers left Llandow Trading Estate, near Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan following the blaze which started on Sunday.
Natural Resources Wales remains on the estate and is working to prevent pollution of water.
EA consults residents on IBA plant
The Environment Agency is to hold a drop-in session for local residents to discuss the environmental permit application for an incinerator bottom ash recycling facility in Worcestershire.
An environmental permit application has been applied for by Ballast Phoenix to operate the plant on Sandy Lane, Bromsgrove.
The session will be held on 10 September to feed into the consultation process, which closes at the end of the month.
RREUSE responds to EU consultation
In response to the European Commission’s recent consultation on a new circular economy package, RREUSE - which represents social enterprises active in reuse, repair and recycling - has published an analysis of how EU policy could be better implemented to ensure products entering the EU market are easily and cheaply repairable.
Director of RREUSE, Michal Len said: “To make repair cheaper we need products that are easily and rapidly repairable, together with reduced costs for labour in the repair sector such as no VAT on repair activities.”
The European Commission is expected to publish a revised Circular Economy Package by the end of 2015.