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News round-up 18/3

Delegates visit reuse project; Stobart buys loading shovels; Recyclate prices hit Welsh council budgets; Bin group sets up in Dubai

Recyclate prices hit Welsh council budgets

A collapse in the global price paid for recycled waste has cost Welsh councils more than £1m in lost income.

Six authorities have told BBC Wales a meltdown in waste markets has hit their budgets.

Pembrokeshire council has seen the price it gets for steel drop by 88% over the year - while Flintshire has seen the price for plastics halved.

BBC News

Delegates visit reuse project

Industry figures from across the waste and resource management sector have visited FCC Environment sites in Warwickshire to study reuse stores and their success.

Delegates from organisations including the Environment Agency, local authorities, waste and resource management companies and the third sector visited Judkins reuse store and Lower House Farm Recycling Centre.

Answering questions like how the sites operate, the types of goods they sell and technicalities around retail legislation and PAT testing, the visit was designed to encouraged other regions to adopt the reuse model.

Press release

Stobart buys loading shovels

Stobart Biomass Products Limited has ordered 18 Volvo L120H loading shovels for six locations across mainland Great Britain.

The first machines have arrived and are at work on the company’s waste wood-fuelled biomass plant at Pollington near Doncaster

Head of vehicle sales and replacements, Dale Foster said the deal was awarded following a successful competitive tendering process.

Press release

Bin group sets up in Dubai

Egbert Taylor Group, the umbrella company behind Taylor and Sellers, is celebrating the launch of its presence in the Middle East following the opening of a new customer experience centre in Dubai.

Paul Fox, Consul General in Dubai, was present to mark the occasion and welcome the group as it embarks on an extensive regional development programme.

The opening follows increased investment in new product development and an export programme, which was launched in 2012 and has since seen the Group increase its market share in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and India.

Press release

 

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