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News round-up 7/7

Circular Economy Planning; Tomra Sorting expands; Dublin strike; Largest timber frame.

ACR+ announces circular economy working group

The Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) is developing a working group on Circular Economy Planning by cities and regions across Europe.

It will aim to elaborate general and sectorial guidelines, including performance indicators, as a framework for improved planning and practical implementation. It will promote and facilitate the exchange of best practices and how they can be replicated, as well as develop new initiatives and new business models.

The group will meet for the first time in November. Any organisation wishing to take part should contact the secretariat at info@acrplus.org

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Tomra Sorting adds new customers

Sensor-based sorting technology provider Tomra Sorting has expanded its presence in the UK’s C&I recycling sector with a number of new contracts

They include four units to separate and recover mixed plastics, films, PE, PET and PP at Quercia Ltd and three units to separate and recover mixed paper and films at GSH Waste Recycling Ltd.

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Refuse collectors to march on Dublin City Hall

Members of the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) trade union are set to march to Dublin City Hall in a bid to end a dispute with waste management company Greyhound Household.

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Largest UK timber frame erected at RERF site in Leeds

The UK’s largest ever timber frame has been erected in Leeds as part of the construction of the city’s new Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF). The arched frame will stand 42m high and 123m long when completely assembled (photo above).

Once the RERF is completed in summer 2015, it will divert more than 200,000 tonnes of household waste away from landfill. Unrecyclable materials will be burnt to generate electricity.

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