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News round-up 8/1

One million tonnes of PRNs; Brighton urged to increase recycling; O’Donovan drivers’ training; Manchester PFI construction completed

One million tonnes of PRNs traded in 2014

t2e has traded over one million tonnes of PRNs in 2014. Some 42% of this was traded through the Forward Markets service, while 58% was traded in the Spot Market.

With less than one month to go until the 2014 compliance year comes to an end, t2e is anticipating a busy January as participants finalise their positions.

t2e managing director Angus Macpherson said: “2014 has been another very interesting year. Challenges remain for 2015. Our forward markets offer certainty in otherwise uncertain times.t2e would like to thank all of its participants for their continued support over the year and are looking forward to being of service to them in 2015.”

Press Release

Minister urges Brighton to increase recycling

Kris Hopkins, minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, has urged Brighton and Hove City Council to improve its recycling rates.

Hopkins noted that the council’s recycling rate was 25.8%, while similar coastal towns such as Bournemouth Borough Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are now recycling around 50% of their household waste.

He said that those councils demonstrated that switching to fortnightly collections was not necessary to improve recycling rates.

Parliament.uk

O’Donovan launches drivers’ training course

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has launched a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training to promote industry best practice and facilitate knowledge sharing across the waste sector.

The training aims to improve drivers’ understanding of waste, customer relations, legal obligations, compliance, health and safety, efficiency and the environment.

The firm believes this is the first training of its kind in the waste industry.

Press Release

Costain completes Greater Manchester Waste PFI construction

Engineering solutions provider Costain has announced the completion of all 46 waste facilities part of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority PFI contract, which was awarded in 2007.

The plants are now either fully completed or in the post-completion (warranty) period under the terms of the contract, during which some further work and modifications will be carried out.

CIWM Journal

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