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News round-up 18/2

Covanta back in black; Hamleys to hold toy mending workshop; Council trials food waste campaign; Fly-tipper appeal; Whitham Mills hails MRF contract

Covanta back in black

US energy-from-waste specialist Covanta Holding Corporation has closed 2015 with a net profit of £53m. A year earlier, the company had posted a net loss of £1.4m.

The company’s annual revenue fell £25.9m over the same period to £1.15bn, according to unaudited figures released on Tuesday.


Hamleys to hold toy mending workshop

Hamleys will hold a teddy bear mending day at its Glasgow’s St. Enoch Centre, as part of Zero Waste Scotland’s (ZWS) Pass it On Week.

The events will take place on 5 and 6 March and include demonstrations and workshops on 3D printing, lego swapping, jewellery making, sewing, repairing items and fashion shows.

Press release

Council trials food waste campaign

WRAP has given Northamptonshire Council £30,000 to road test a food waste campaign.

Stickers and leaflets will be delivered direct to 37,000 South Northants homes, adverts will be placed on petrol pumps, buses, mobile billboards, and in local papers and magazines.

The majority of the promotion will take place during the first two weeks of March. To measure the success of the campaign recycling officers will be closely monitoring food caddies in the build-up, during and after the promotion, and door-to-door research among a representative sample of properties will take place once it has ended.

Press release

Council launches fly-tipper appeal

Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire has appealed to members of the public to help trace a flytipper who dumped more than 60 bags of textiles at a recycling bank.

Last week it received a report from a resident that dozens of rubbish and carrier bags had been dumped at the recycling bank at Ferriston in Hardwick, Banbury.

Although the majority of the bags contained recyclable textiles, the incident is being investigated as a flytip as the bags had been dumped in the car park.

Press release

Whitham Mills hails MRF contract

Todmorden-based Whitham Mills, the waste management machinery designer and manufacturer, has been appointed by Blaenau Gwent Council to provide waste processing machinery at the council’s purpose-built MRF in Ebbw Vale.

Costing nearly £500,000, the process machinery for the new MRF will be the largest public sector waste equipment procurement of the past ten years for a local authority recycling system.



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