Paint remanufacturing hub; Recycling depot victim named; ‘Iconic’ Leeds EfW; FCC top landfilling firm; Japanese town’s 34-stream recycling
Remanufacturing hub launched in Cambridgeshire
AkzoNobel with Community RePaint, have launched the first UK paint remanufacturing hub for social reuse at the Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network.
The hub was formally opened by the local MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Steven Barclay, pictured, with other representatives.
The technology behind the remanufacturing process has been developed by NewLife Paints Ltd and, through AkzoNobel’s ongoing sponsorship, has been licensed and funded to the Community RePaint Network.
Recycling depot victim named
Police have formally identified a man who died at a recycling depot in County Durham, Northern Ireland, on 13 December.
Forty-seven-year-old Simon Hogg, from Darlington, was killed after becoming trapped in a machine at Wades Ltd in Newton Aycliffe.
Emergency services were called to Wade’s Quarry just after 12 noon to reports of two men with serious injuries.
Mr Hogg was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 46-year-old man, also from Darlington, was taken to James Cook Hospital with leg injuries. His condition is described as stable.
‘Iconic’ EfW building in Leeds
An award winning recycling and energy-from-waste recovery facility has become an eye-catching addition to the Leeds skyline.
The Cross Green Incinerator is being built by Clugston-CNIM and will be operated by waste management company Veolia, who won a contract with Leeds City Council to manage municipal waste.
Processing equipment is being installed at the facility, which is due to open in spring 2016.
FCC Environment is UK’s top landfill firm
IN their latest annual report on the waste industry, BDS Marketing Research confirmed that FCC Environment continues to be the largest landfill operator in the UK.
The other leading companies include Viridor, Biffa, Suez, Veolia and Cory. Together, these businesses represent more than an estimated 55% of all wastes commercially landfilled in 2014.
Japanese town’s 34-stream recycling a success
Kamikatsu, a town of 2,000 residents in southwestern Japan has achieved an 80% reduction in residual waste since 2003 after introducing 34 distinct categories for recycling.
If the trend continues, town officials hope that 2020 will be the landmark year in which it officially becomes zero-waste.