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North east partnership awarded £73m PFI credits

A partnership of three north east councils has won £73.525 million in private finance initiative (PFI) credits.The South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership, comprising Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside councils, aims to increase recycling rates from its current rate of 26% to 50% by 2020. As well as improving waste reduction, the Partnership plans to improve its facilities to deal with the remaining waste.Partnership chairman Michael ...