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News round-up 9/3

Chinook wins innovation award; New member for Alupro; Smart Solutions’ new permanent division; Bywaters wins new London contract

Chinook wins innovation award

Chinook Sciences, the renewable clean-tech group, has won the innovation category at the annual Midlands Business Awards. The award recognises Chinook’s patented and proven advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technology.

The judges said: “Using its unique technology, Chinook Sciences is making a difference to the environment - its innovation is impacting our lives.”

Director Harry Perry said: “I am delighted that we have won against such a distinguished group of participants. This award celebrates the hard work and dedication of our talented workforce in Nottingham and it also reinforces the position of our technology as the clear worldwide leader in the advanced thermal treatment market.”

Press release

New member for Alupro

Scunthorpe-based Can-Pack UK has become the newest member of the Aluminium Packing Recycling Organisation (Alupro).

The company is owned by the Can-Pack Group, which is based in Krakow, Poland and is a leading manufacturer of aluminium beverage cans supplying domestic and export clients.

Philip Fisher, managing director of Can-Pack UK said: “Having supported Alupro’s Every Can Counts scheme for the past three years, we have seen the real value that can be added in supporting the use of this fantastic material. Aluminium is an almost infinitely recyclable material and joining Alupro, through the many recycling programmes and initiatives it runs, we are supporting its efforts in recovering as much of the valuable material as possible.”

Press release

Smart Solutions starts permanent recruitment division

Newport-headquartered waste and recycling sector recruitment specialists, Smart Solutions, is launching a new division dedicated to permanent recruitment.

The firm has appointed consultant Simon Purchase, from Port Talbot, on permanent staff recruitment across a range of sectors, with a particular emphasis in the waste and recycling sector.

Purchase has more than 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector in South Wales, primarily focusing on the manufacturing, technical and engineering sectors. This includes 10 years as technical permanent manager with Acorn Recruitment.

South Wales Argus

Bywaters wins new London contract

Bywaters has secured a two-year materials recycling facility (MRF) contract with Tower Hamlets Borough Council.

Bywaters will sort around 12,000 tonnes of commingled dry recycling per year collected from Tower Hamlets households, businesses and household waste and recycling centres at the Bywaters MRF at Lea Riverside, East London.

Press release

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