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  • Free compost collections actually increase rubbishSubscription

    News23 April, 2004

    By Rebecca ThyerFree organic waste collections are popular with residents but can increase the amount of rubbish created, according to a new study. The results follow a two-year, £275,000 study into the kerbside collection of organic waste. It was run in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council, funded by the SITA Environmental Trust, and tested different collection methods on 3,000 homes in the region. The trials found that the free collection ...

  • Metal recycler wins Queen's AwardSubscription

    News23 April, 2004

    Metal recycler S Norton & Co has won a Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. It received the award in recognition of its consistent growth in exports between 2000 and 2002, in which its export business increased by £23 million an improvement of more than 50%. During the same period, the company expanded its UK operations with a £20m investment in new facilities, and a 43% increase in the workforce in Liverpool and Manchester.

  • Recycling genius at Guinness plantSubscription

    News23 April, 2004

    The firm that puts Guinness and Smirnoff Ice into bottles has teamed up with glass recycler Berryman to improve recycling at the drinks plant.Diageo Supply has formed a working party with members of Berryman and the firm it supplies Rockware Glass to maximise the efficiency of the recycling process. Berryman and Rockware formed a similar partnership with Lambrini filler Halewood International last year and improved safety and profitability at the plant.

  • Scrap dealer secures 580-tonne Channel Tunnel drill on internetSubscription

    News23 April, 2004

    By Greg PitcherAfter a high-profile eBay bidding war that saw prices soar to £10 million, a huge and historically significant drill has been sold to a scrap dealer.Reclamet managing director Tony Wilkinson bought the last Channel Tunnel Boring Machine left in Britain in the hope of profiting from the high value of steel.Eurotunnel put the redundant 580-tonne B6 (pictured) up for sale on the internet to raise money for charity, hoping for interest from ...

  • UK faces reproach for failures over waste oilsSubscription

    News23 April, 2004

    The UK should be censured by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to prioritise the processing of waste oils by regeneration where possible, ECJ advocate general Christine Stix-Hackl has advised. In a formal opinion (usually approved by the full court), she dismissed the UKs arguments that the Waste Oil Directive allowed it to avoid promoting regeneration if there were technical, economic or organisational constraints. Britain had cited high levels of ...

  • Trent agrees ELV deal with BMWSubscription

    News30 April, 2004

    By Rebecca ThyerVehicle recycler Charles Trent has joined forces with car giant BMW (GB) to provide disposal services for end-of-life vehicles.It means Poole-based Charles Trent will take back and recycle end-of-life BMW and Mini vehicles made since 2002 free of charge. However, environmental business manager Dr Charles Ambrose told MRW that this contract held the company in good stead for future contracts. From the middle of next year, vehicle manufacturers ...

  • Morley boosts Able's plan to scrap ghost shipsSubscription

    News30 April, 2004

    By Greg PitcherThe chances of four decaying US navy ships being recycled in Hartlepool rose significantly this week after Able UKs attempt was backed by Elliot Morley.The Environment Minister told the House of Commons that scrapping the vessels where they are docked on Teesside is best for the environment.Ables controversial contract to recycle the potentially toxic ships appeared doomed when the high court ruled it did not have the relevant licences.

  • Market remains calm despite lack of price risesSubscription

    News7 May, 2004

    Excitement has been at a premium in the UK recovered paper sector over the past month. Only a few, marginal price changes have been reported and little has happened to alter established flows of material. None of the mills are panicking but nobody (in the recovered paper sector) is sitting on stock, MRW was assured this week. Indeed, one leading merchant processor pointed to the continuing strength of export demand and confidently asserted we could sell double our output. Despite ...

  • Newspaper and magazine consumption rise by 22%Subscription

    News7 May, 2004

    UK recovered paper consumption achieved its first significant monthly increase for some considerable time in February thanks almost exclusively to the massive rise recorded by newspapers and magazines. Mill intake totals showed improvement across the board, while UK paper and board production for the month nudged 1.1% higher to break through the 500,000 tonnes barrier.It is difficult to overemphasise the impact of Class III newspapers and magazines on an overall recovered ...

  • No time to waste as recyclers sign new ELV dealsSubscription

    News7 May, 2004

    As the Government correlates responses to its End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive consultation, many vehicle manufacturers and local authorities are busy organising new contracts. Poole-based Charles Trent has just announced it has signed a contract with BMW (GB) to freely take back and recycle end-of-life BMW and Mini vehicles made from 2002. Meanwhile, Bedford-based Universal Salvage signed two abandoned vehicle contracts with local authorities in Luton and Hertfordshire. ...

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