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News round-up 11/3

Saria bought; Aggregates recycling increases; Nampak invests in bottle plant; ZWS funds repair charity

Saria Ltd bought

Germany’s Saria Group has acquired UK animal by-products processing and collection specialist, Saria Ltd.

Already the majority shareholder, the British firm is now wholly owned by the Saria Group.

In 2009, the two companies merged their expertise in the processing and recovery of food and kitchen waste, establishing ReFood UK.

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Aggregates recycling increases

The level of aggregates recycling continues to increase.

Around 45 million tonnes of aggregates were recycled at processing plants in 2015, according to marketing specialist, BDS Marketing Research Ltd. Recycled aggregates now represent an estimated 20% of the total aggregates market in Great Britain.

These conclusions form part of the BDS Directory of Aggregates Recycling Plants which lists all known operations in the country. The consultancy has identified around 650 plants, operated by 460 companies.

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Nampak invests in bottle plant

Nampak has concluded a lease on a manufacturing plant at Springkerse Industrial Estate in Stirling, Scotland to manufacture plastic milk bottles.

Graham’s The Family Dairy will finance the facility, which has created 20 new full time jobs in the area. The company says the decision to invest was driven by the business opportunities in Stirlingshire within the food and drink sector.

Nampak’s most well-known innovation is the Infini bottle, released in 2012.

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ZWS funds repair charity

A Scottish social enterprise, which repairs and refurbishes mobility equipment for elderly and disabled customers, has received funding from Zero Waste Scotland to train staff in essential repair skills.

Recycle Mobility Centre been awarded a £1,800 grant to train staff in reuse and repair skills.

It will be used to help an engineer achieve SVQ level 2 in Electrical Engineering.

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