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News round-up 15/3

Viridor backs Welsh community projects; Ward revamps Derbyshire site; Research into logistics for biomass; Dundee buys Taylor bins; Scotland told to raise climate target

Viridor backs Welsh community projects

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd have launched a 25-year, £50,000 per annum Community Fund to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan.

Charities, and not-for-profit groups, will be able to apply for funding up to £3,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community.

The launch of the Community Fund marks the formal start of the Prosiect Gwyrdd partnership whereby non-recyclable household waste from the five local authorities in the partnership is sent to Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility.

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Ward revamps Derbyshire site

Swadlincote-based metals and waste recycler Ward Recycling is investing £4m into upgrading its Chesterfield depot with support from environmental, engineering and planning specialist Caulmert.

The Derbyshire company is redeveloping a 7.5-acre site in Old Whittington with new facilities and equipment.

Once developed, the Chesterfield site will be able to process 60,000 tonnes of waste metal from the construction and demolition industries every year.

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Research into logistics for biomass

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for a new bioenergy project to improve understanding of the future of biomass logistics in the UK.

ETI says its analysis shows that bioenergy can play a significant and valuable role and delivering the greatest value depends on the ability to source and distribute sufficient biomass from sustainable sources, either domestic or imported.

The deadline for proposals to reach ETI is 29 April.

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Dundee buys Taylor bins

Dundee City Council has bought over 1,000 bins as part of Egbert Taylor Group’s new asset-management focused programme.

Under the programme’s voucher scheme, organisations purchasing new bins receive a £5 voucher per unit to reinvest in the group’s spare parts, accessories and refurbishment services.

The scheme means that Dundee City Council now has over £5,000 to invest in the maintenance of its Taylor bin fleet.

Press release

Scotland told to raise climate target

The Scottish Government should maintain its current ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.

The committee’s Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032 report recommends emissions reductions of 61% by 2030 in order to meet the requirements of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act.

In 2013, Scotland’s emissions had fallen by 38% on 1990 levels and are on track to exceed the target of 42% by 2020 set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act.

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