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News round-up 5/9

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

Manufacturers selling less heavy metal

Despite a slow manufacturing industry recovery, the basic metals industry in the UK is still one-fifth below its 2008 sales value in real terms, according to the Financial Times. Fabricated metals have lost more than £5bn in sales during the last five years.

Police and EA raid suspected illegal waste site

The Environment Agency (EA) raided a site suspected of large-scale illegal importation and disposal of waste, the Ely Standard reported. Evidence was found of waste burning and potentially asbestos. The site operator is expected to be interviewed by EA officers.

Plans for green belt waste site

Planning officers are to recommend the building of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and a materials recovery facility (MRF) on green belt land in Surrey. This comes after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles released new guidance aimed at preventing waste sites being built on green belt land.

365 days wearing reused clothing

Christina Dean, a former journalist and founder of ReDress, is half way through a 365-day project in which she wears only reused clothes coming from recycling centres. She is promoting the value of textiles that are sent to landfill when they could be reused. Each day wears different clothes.

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