Waste management company Onyx is changing its name to Veolia Environmental Services.
The firm is undergoing a re-branding exercise to greater reflect the different strands of its French parent Veolia.
Apart from Onyx, Veolia also owns companies such as Connex and Dalkia and will bring most of its brands under the Veolia umbrella.
He said: “This move is designed to strengthen the Veolia brand name across Europe.”
In the UK, Onyx will be gradually rolling out the new Veolia Environmental Services name from now and into the New Year. However, Onyx in France has already made the transition.
Meanwhile, Onyx has submitted a planning application to East Sussex County Council to deliver a state of the art Energy Recovery Facility at North Quay in Newhaven.
As part of an integrated and sustainable solution the facility will process East Sussex and Brighton and Hove’s household waste that us not recycled or composted.
Apart from helping to avoid sending waste to landfill, the facility is expected to generate electricity for 16,500 homes.
The site would process 210,000 tonnes of waste each year (50% of the total waste in the area) and would be designed to complement the recycling and composting efforts in the area.
Onyx South Downs project director John Collis said: “The reality is that doing nothing is not an option. The landfill sites in East Sussex are almost full. This means that there is nowhere for the waste to go and we have to work out new ways of dealing with it.
“The development of the Energy Recovery Facility, together with new facilities for composting and recycling, represents a progressive, integrated and sustainable solution.”
It is hoped the facility will be fully operational by 2009.