Paper cup recycling scheme adds members; Ardley EfW operational; Bryson’s charity pledge; Cremation remains recycling
New members for paper cup recycling scheme
WRAP and coffee grounds recycler bio-bean have joined the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) as “supporter members”.
The supporter membership extends the reach of the group to organisations indirectly associated with the paper cup supply chain.
Dee Moloney, managing director of LRS Consultancy, which coordinates the PCRRG, said: “We expect to see all sorts of organisations accessing and joining the Group now, including venue operators, facilities management companies, transport hubs, trade associations, charities and the media.”
PCRRG has also announced that Starbucks Coffee Company has become the group’s first new member of the year.
Ardley EfW becomes operational
Viridor has announced the completion of its energy-from-waste facility in in Ardley, near Bicester.
The facility is now fully operational under the management of Viridor.
Construction of the £200m EfW plant began in November 2011. The company said that only two lost-time accidents occurred during the project.
Paul Rowland, regional manager at Viridor, said: “Thanks to everyone’s hard work and determination, our time spent without lost-time accidents has enabled us to put £18,000 back into the local community through donations to charitable projects and schools.”
Bryson in charity pledge
Bryson Recycling is encouraging homeowners in Northern Ireland to recycle for a good cause through their annual ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign.
For every tonne of material recycled through Bryson’s kerbside box collection from now until March 2015, £1 will be donated to a hospice rebuild at Somerton House in Belfast.
Families informed of recycling of cremation remains
Belfast City Council has taken measures to better inform relatives that precious and other metals will be separated from the cremated remains of their loved ones.
Since 2010, Belfast’s crematorium at Roselawn has shipped metals worth £30,000 to the Netherlands where a specialist company sorted the material, which was ultimately reused in road signs and aircraft engines. Some £7,000 of the proceedings has been donated to charity each year.
A new form issued to funeral directors now asks families to acknowledge they have been informed of, and understand, the process.