Carlisle blaze; Energos profits; Guernsey’s waste export plans; Cash for training.
Fire at Cumbria Waste Management site
Five fire engines were called out to tackle a blaze at Cumbria Waste Management’s facility in Carlisle.
The police warned local residents to stay indoors and not touch the “small amount of debris” that had been blown into surrounding streets.
The fire is now under control, but smoke remains an issue.
Energos profits grow
Energy-from-waste technology company Energos has posted increases in pretax profits and revenues to £1.6m and £8.8m, respectively, for the past year.
On the back of these results, Energos said that it is looking to double its workforce and quadruple turnover over the next year.
The company has also unveiled an image of the new 96,000-tonne facility at the Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Plant which uses Energos’ technonlogy and will come online in 2016.
Guernsey waste export plans attacked
Plans to store around 2,000 tonnes of waste at St Sampson’s Harbour in Guernsey while it waits to be exported have been criticised by two politicians.
Deputies Barry Paint and Tony Spruce said the strategy’s impact and costs needed to be investigated further. Plans to manage the environmental impact of exporting waste are due to be voted on later this month.
It has not yet been agreed where the waste will be exported to or how it will be dealt with.
BPF welcomes cash for training
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has welcomed a £32.6m cash injection for training in the UK’s science - based industries and urged companies in the plastics industry to access it.
The funding, which will be called the Science Industry Partnership, will be administered by Cogent.
BPF director general Philip Law said: “There’s really no time to lose. This funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Interested plastics companies should contact Cogent quickly to open a Science Industry Partnership account.”