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News round-up 18/8

Scottish Biofuel Programme funded; Awards for Smurfit Kappa; DS Smith plant upgraded; Swindon recycling centre turmoil

Scottish Biofuel Programme funded

Scottish Biofuel Programme

The Scottish Biofuel Programme has received £219,000 from funders Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland.

The Programme focuses on the development of next generation biofuel from renewable resources. 

Director Martin Tangney said: “Our work has been focused on sustainability, where we view industrial and agricultural biological residues as a resource and not a waste.”

Press release

Awards for Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa has won six of the 12 awards at the Accolade Wines Supplier’ Awards, in Bristol.

Smurfit Kappa were recognised for their work with Accolade Wines, which is home to brands such as Hardys and Echo Falls, to change their UK wine packaging with hundreds of Stockkeeping Units being redesigned.

Terry McGivern, managing director, said: “We are honoured to be recognised at the Accolade Wines Supplier Awards.”

Press release

DS Smith plant upgraded

DS Smith has completed an upgrade to their sheetfeeder plant in Blunham, Bedfordshire.

The rebuilding and re-equipping of the plant cost £12m and took six months.

Sheetfeeding Managing Director Adrian Swindells said:” We’ve effectively built a new plant inside the old one without losing a day’s production.”

Press release

Swindon recycling centre turmoil

Plans to expand Swindon’s recycling centre have been criticised, with calls for a second one to be built.

Councillor Brian Ford, who is responsible for waste, said he accepted the Cheney Manor site had struggled to cope as the town has expanded.

He said a number of improvements were planned and webcams had been installed to monitor the queues.

But former councillor John Short said the town needed a second site as more homes are built.


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