OCS director joins Augean board; Businessman fined for waste offences; Veolia manages district heating scheme; Kent plant fire tackled
OCS director joins Augean board
Rod Holdsworth is joining the board of Augean as a non-executive director on 23 March and will replace Rory Macnamara as chair of its audit committee.
Holdsworth, 50, has more than 20 years’ of board level experience in the support services, construction, manufacturing and healthcare sectors.
Since 2008, he has been group finance director of OCS Group, the privately-owned, international facilities management business with a 94,000 worforce across 50 countries.
Businessman fined for waste offences
Businessman Leslie Wright has been fined £2,000 for breaches of waste management legislation following a Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigation.
NIEA officers found large quantities of controlled waste at a site on Sandy Lane, Lambeth outside Belfast, made up of concrete, brick, timber and plastics, which had been sold by Wright to the landowner as recycled aggregate for building works, at a cost of over £5,000.
However, the material supplied did not meet the required standard of the Aggregates Protocol and was therefore still legally a waste.
Wright pleaded guilty to one charge under Article 4 (1)(a) of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, in relation to the unauthorised deposit of controlled waste.
Veolia manages district heating scheme
A combined heat and power based scheme to serve 305 homes in a new housing development at Erith, London Borough of Bexley has been announced.
The scheme for Orbit South Housing Association will see Veolia operate and maintain the Combined Heat and Power (CHP), based network that will deliver low carbon energy efficient heating, hot water and electricity to the community.
CHP plants work by effectively capturing and using the heat generated as part of the electricity generation process.
Kent plant fire tackled
Hoath Way household waste recycling centre in Kent has reopened after a fire involving a compactor yesterday caused it to close.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) sent two fire engines and used two hose reels and water from a hydrant to tackle the blaze in Gillingham, which started at 1pm yesterday.
Fashionably unwanted clothing modelled
Former Miss United Kingdom Nicola Mimnagh, pictured, has been modelling ’Zero Waste’ fashion collections in Glasgow in the window of the Salvation Army Trading Company’s flagship store.
Two Scottish designers, Aimee Kent and Black Cherry Studio, transformed unwanted clothing donated to the charity into striking high-fashion collections challenging perceptions of textile waste and said to be worth £4,000.
The project was designed to remind people clothing always has value and should never be thrown away.