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News round-up 6/8

Fire household recycling centre; Grundon and Viridor sign long-term contract; GIB sets up shop at RWM; Call for landowner vigilance; Smurfit Kappa launches communication tool

Fire investigated at household waste plant

Fire chiefs are investigating the cause of a fire at a household waste recycling centre (above) in Wandsworth, south London.

Six fire engines and 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Western Riverside Waste Authority site on Smugglers Way.

The fire, which damaged some machinery, was under control within two hours.

London Fire Brigade

Grundon and Viridor sign long-term contract

Grundon Waste Management and Viridor have signed an agreement to secure long-term capacity at Viridor’s newly-opened energy recovery facility in Ardley, Oxfordshire.

The move will mean Grundon can add to its current collection and treatment services to help meet rising demand from commercial customers.

The £205m facility was opened in June.

Press release

GIB looks for recycling schemes at RWM 2015

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is hosting a ‘meet the investor’ event at RWM 2015 for innovative recycling projects.

GIB is interested in projects that require between £5m-£50m of funding for capital investment in infrastructure.

GIB says the project should be based on proven technology and at a reasonable stage of development.

Press release

EA calling for landowner vigilance

The Environment Agency (EA) is calling for landowners to be vigilant about leasing our land that could be used for illegal waste operations.

Responsibility for removing it can fall to the landowner or property landlord, leaving them facing significant clean up bills.

Earlier this year the EA prosecuted a Gloucestershire man for operating an illegal waste site on land that was leased.

Environment Agency

Smurfit Kappa launches communication tool

Smurfit Kappa has launched a tool to help customers select optimum packaging solutions.

For manufacturers and end customers, the tool takes into account all possible packaging considerations and constraints, from supply chain to product safety, sustainability and print and finish needs.

It is intended for use alongside the company’s software design tools and services.

Press release

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