New skip loader from Dennis Eagle; Italy introduces food waste law; Council adds reward scheme; Chambers refurbishes recycling facility
New skip loader from Dennis Eagle
Dennis Eagle has launched an urban skip loader vehicle, pictured, aimed at the construction market.
The model, due to be trialled by operators this spring as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) project, features the company’s low-entry Elite 6 4x2 chassis fitted with skip-loading equipment, with future plans to a range of other body options.
In 2013 Dennis Eagle was approached by TfL to take part in the CLOCS project due to its expertise in developing large trucks with high visibility, low entry cabs for use in urban environments.
Italy introduces food waste law
Italy is set to pass a law that will require supermarkets to donate waste food to charities.
It will become the second European country to pass such laws after the French introduced a bill in February which bans supermarkets throwing away or spoiling unsold food.
The bill has received widespread support and is expected to pass the lower house of the parliament on Monday before a final vote in the Senate.
Council adds reward scheme
Waltham Forest Council has appointed waste and recycling engagement provider Local Green Points to provide an incentives and rewards scheme for its 17,000 purpose-built flats.
The scheme has been made possible by a £243,470 grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s recycling reward scheme.
The council is also to introduce a food waste collection service to flats and estate properties, following a successful trial in the borough.
Chambers refurbishes recycling facility
South east England recycling and quarrying company Chambers Waste Management has refurbished its recycling facility at Aldershot, Hampshire, creating employment for eight people.
The site was formerly a transfer station where waste was stored before being transferred to other facilities for processing.
It has now installed a recycling plant to enable the company to segregate paper, wood, cardboard, plastics, aggregate and both ferrous and non-ferrous metals on site.