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News round-up 5/12

Food waste faces closure; EU ministers support circular economy; Parc Adfer consultation; waste transfer station in Crewe

First food waste cafe faces closure

A cafe in Yorkshire that was the first in the country to serve food destined for landfill is in danger of closing down.

The Real Junk Food Project in Armley, Leeds, needs more than £100,000 after its premises were put up for sale.

The project has served 3,000 people hot meals in the cafe, and diverted more than 10,000 kilos of waste destined to landfill since opening in December 2013.

BBC News

EU ministers express support for circular economy package

Ministers from 11 EU member states, including France and Germany, have written to the European Commission calling on it to press ahead with a tougher air quality law and new and the policy package in the circular economy, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Environment ministers from Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden wrote in the letter to Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and his team that the draft laws had benefits beyond the environment.

Reuters

NRW consults on Parc Adfer EfW plant

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has launched a public consultation on a permit application by Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. for an energy-from-waste facility at Parc Adfer, Flintshire.

NRW will now begin an in-depth assessment of the application, to investigate whether the company’s detailed plans will demonstrate that it can comply with environmental laws.

The proposed facility would accept up to 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable household, industrial and commercial waste per year.

The consultation runs until Tuesday 3 February.

Press Release

New waste transfer station in Crewe

Cheshire East Council has said that as part of car-maker Bentley’s expansion in Crewe a new waste transfer station will be built in the borough.

Michael Jones, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This is the right deal and is yet another piece in the jigsaw of our vision to create a world-class automotive research and development centre and rail hub in Crewe.

“The council and Bentley came together to develop this opportunity as we were aware of their ambitions and we are committed to their success.”

Crewe Guardian

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