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News round-up 14/12

Viridor’s Christmas toy scheme; Resource team makes health & safety pledge; TOMRA launches triple-sorting product; County Durham recycling plant death

Viridor’s Christmas toy scheme

Trafford-based Viridor staff will collect donated toys from Greater Manchester residents from over 300 locations to support Key 103’s Cash for Kids, Mission Christmas campaign.

The donated toys will ensure over 30,000 Greater Manchester children living in poverty get to open a gift on Christmas Day.

The campaign is aiming to collect over £1m-worth of toys by asking people to buy one extra present during their Christmas shop.

Press release

Council team makes health and safety pledge

Moray Council has become the first resource management team in Scotland to sign up to a national commitment to prioritise health and safety it was announced today.

The Scottish Resource Sector Commitment, managed by Zero Waste Scotland, is a kite mark for quality in the waste and resources sector, backed by the Scottish Government.

Earlier this year the scheme was expanded to include excellence in health and safety. It’s open to any organisation involved in providing waste or resource management services to commercial customers in Scotland.

Press release

TOMRA launches plastics triple-sorting

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has launched its AUTOSORT FLAKE, which features simultaneous triple-sorting capability.

The product launch was originally planned to take place at the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) in Brussels, on 25-26 November 2015, but instead became a digital launch at www.upgrade-your-flake.com when the PRS how was cancelled.

Press release

County Durham recycling plant death

One man has died and another has been seriously hurt at a recycling centre in County Durham, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to an incident at John Wade’s Quarry, Newton Aycliffe, at midday on 12 December.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said officers from the Health and and Safety Executive were later called to the scene and a joint investigation was launched.

BBC News

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