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JTA to operate WEEE fee scheme; Food Waste Bill delayed; Catford to leave Viridor; Cardiff warns residents; Football club sponsorship

JTA to operate WEEE fee scheme

The Business Secretary has approved the WEEE Compliance Fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association for the second year and it will again be administered by Mazars.

More information about how to access the fee will be available shortly.

BIS introduced the scheme in an attempt to discourage producer compliance schemes from collecting WEEE significantly above their targets and then seeking to sell that surplus at excessive prices to others short of their obligations

Press release

Food Waste Bill delayed

The hearing of a private member’s Bill calling for a scheme to establish incentives to implement and encourage a food waste reduction hierarchy has been postponed until next month.

Labour MP Kerry McCarthy’s measure was due to be heard third on Friday, 29 January but ran out of Parliamentary time. It has been re-scheduled for 4 March but will be lower down the order paper.

The Food Waste Bill also includes measures to encourage individuals, businesses and public bodies to reduce the amount of food they waste.

It would also require large supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors to reduce their food waste by no less than 30% by 2025, and for large supermarkets and food manufacturers to disclose levels of food waste in their supply chain.

Catford to leave Viridor

Viridor’s human resources and regulatory director, Simon Catford, pictured, is to retire at the end of the year, having joined the company in 1991 and served on the board since 2010.

Compliance and regulatory responsibility will be passed to Inder Poonaji, director of sustainability, and a director of HR will be appointed later in the year.

Ian McAulay, chief executive of Viridor, said: ”[Catford’s] vision in developing Viridor’s progressive approach to nurturing the skills and development of its employees has been vital for the progress of the company in recent years.”

Press release

Cardiff warns residents

More than 4,000 warnings and 109 fines have been issued to Cardiff residents who put the wrong waste out for collection since new rules came in.

The notices have been given to residents for issues including overloading refuse bins, since waste collection changes started last July - the council said residents had generally embraced them.

The changes include the roll-out of garden wate bins and smaller resdual bins.

BBC report

Football club sponsorship

Tranmere Rovers Football Club has announced a three-year shirt partnership with B&M Waste Services.

From next season, B&M Waste swan logo will appear on the front of Tranmere’s new Puma shirts on both the home and away shirts and the training kit for the first team and the development squad.

Graham Curtis, director at B&M Waste Services said: “Partnering with Tranmere Rovers will give us additional national brand exposure but, more importantly, a platform to work together to support the Wirral community in key projects which are close to our hearts. We hope to forge a partnership which will benefit both the footballing side of the club and the expansion of its community initiatives.”

Press release

Tranmere sponsorship

Tranmere sponsorship

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