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News round-up 18/1


FCC backs football academy; Holyrood makes resource efficiency pledge; Business fined for illegally burning waste; Fourth US success for Balca

FCC backs football academy

FCC Environment has signed a sponsorship deal with Forth Valley Football Academy in Scotland, meaning the company’s logo will appear on the under 11 to under 17 teams’ home and away kits.

Educational sessions will also be organised for the young players to help to inform them about the world of recycling.

The deal, which will start this month, was officially announced at Falkirk Stadium. The regional academy is the first of its kind.

Press release

Holyrood makes resource efficiency pledge

The Scottish Parliament has become the latest organisation to take part in Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficiency Pledge scheme.

By signing up to the scheme, Holyrood has committed to embedding resource efficiency in its own operations and actively contributing to achieving a low carbon economy for Scotland.

The scheme works with businesses to help them reduce both their running costs and carbon emissions.

Press release

Business fined for illegally burning waste

A Sheffield business that illegally burned waste has been ordered to pay out £355, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council.

Following an interview under caution, Vision Trade Frames’ managing director pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates Court to one count of illegally burning waste.

Magistrates fined the company £135 for the offence, and ordered them to pay costs of £200 to the council, as well as imposing a victim Surcharge of £20.

Sheffield City Council

Fourth US success for Balcan

The North American recycling company, Lighting Resources has began to use the fourth recycling system delivered by Balcan Engineering.

Lighting Resources, which provides a range of recycling services across California, Indiana, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Tennessee, has been using Balcan lamp recycling systems since 2011.

The custom built, Balcan MP8000 lamp recycling system, which can handle up to 5,000 linear tubes per hour, left Horncastle, Lincolnshire in November and managing director Alistair Rinfret commissioned the plant at the end of 2015.

Press release

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