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News round-up 9/12

Asda increases food waste pledge; Residents in recycling protest; Taylor appoints new cheif executive; Jaguar XE to contain recycled aluminium

Asda increases food waste pledge

Supermarket Asda has extended a scheme to cut food waste to include its manufacturers.

In June 2013 the retailer pledged to send 1,500 tonnes of food a year to charity FareShare, which redistributes the goods among partner organisations.

The new scheme will mean an extra 2,600 tonnes of surplus food will be saved from the waste bins and donated to people living in poverty.

Asda has also pledged £200,000 to help cover manufacturers’ food transportation costs to FareShare partners.

Press Release

Residents in recycling protest

Residents living in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council area have challenged changes made to recyclable waste collection.

Some have threatened not to recycle any waste after the council said some plastics, such as black plastic and plastic bags, could no longer be recycled and would be collected alongside normal household waste.

A local primary school site manager told the Hinckley Times the institution had decreased the amount of waste it sent to landfill to 18% over the past five years, but was now increasing its black bag waste capacity.

A council spokesman said the changes were necessary because some plastics could not be separated from others easily, and resulted in lower quality recycling of the material.

Hinckley Times

Taylor appoints new chief executive

Brendan Murphy CEO Taylor

Container and recycling solutions manufacturer Taylor has appointed former building industry director Brendan Murphy as its chief executive.

Murphy joins the company after two years as group sales director at ventilation supplier Volution Group PLC, and ten years with Dutch plastic pipe manufacturer Wavin.

Taylor’s former chief executive, David Williams, stood down from the firm in June 2014 after eight years at the business.

Press Release

Jaguar XE to contain recycled aluminium

A new car released by Jaguar Land Rover in 2016 will be the first mid-sized vehicle to include a high recycled content aluminium alloy in its structure, Novelis has announced.

Novelis will provide the metal for the Jaguar XE, which it developed specifically for the vehicle in partnership with the manufacturer.

Novelis recycling plant in Latchford has provided Jaguar Land Rover with a closed-loop recycling solution by converting the car manufacturer’s aluminium scrap metal into new material for automotive sheet since 2013.

Press Release

Readers' comments (1)

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council may be correct re black plastic trays but many councils now send their plastic bags , sacks and film packaging to the PlasRecycle recycling plant with substantial cost savings .

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