Used tyres for Irish cement plant; Homeless receive reused PCs; Greece referred to court over illegal landfill; Glass deal struck; Alupro Christmas giveaway; Yorkshire recycling fire
Used tyres for Irish cement plant
Irish Cement is to burn used tyres in a bid to cut costs and secure jobs at its Limerick plant. The company plans to switch to dry waste material such as rubber from used tyres and plastic to heat the kiln at the plant.
A spokesman for Irish Cement said that the company would shortly be lodging a planning application with Limerick City and County Council for the replacement of fossil fuels with alternative fuels and raw materials to improve the sustainability of their operations.
Reused PCs to for homeless project
Hundreds of homeless people are being offered the chance to be involved in a project providing them with refurbished laptop computers and training.
The Laptops for Homeless Support Initiative is the brainchild of Socialbox.biz, a social enterprise company specialising in innovative storage and ground-breaking recycling solutions for business, in partnership with the charity Thames Reach.
Greece referred to court over illegal landfill
The European Commission has referred Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU over poor waste management on the Greek island of Corfu.
The Commission’s concerns relate to the Temploni landfill which has been operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation (Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, and Council Directive 1999/31/EC) since at least 2007, and represents a serious risk for human health and the environment.
Glass deal struck
Middlesbrough-based WRL Glass Media has entering into an agreement to supply a Slovenian coatings specialist with its glass-based abrasives, which will be used on a number of international shot blasting projects.
Following an initial order for 24 tonnes, WRL has gone onto establish a strong relationship with Tehnični Sistemi, and has since delivered a further three large orders.
Alupro Christmas giveaway
The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has launched a range of free resources to help local authorities encourage residents to recycle aluminium packaging over Christmas.
Chief executive Rick Hindley said: “Alupro is reminding everyone to put drinks cans, pie cases, wrapping foil and turkey trays in their recycling.”
Alupro has produced a video to promote the recycling of aluminium during the festive season.
Yorkshire recycling fire
Firefighters have spent almost eight hours tackling a large blaze at a waste recycling plant in Wath in South Yorkshire.
Four crews from Dearne, Cudworth, Barnsley and Rotherham stations were at Shaw’s Waste Recycling on Derwent Way throughout the night.