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News round-up 20/8

CSG acquires Tradebe; Green bin fall-off boosts landfill; Low recycling figures for Portsmouth; DS Smith award from heart charity

CSG acquires Tradebe

Waste management operator, Cleansing Service Group has announced its acquisition of Tradebe Industrial Services.

The Fareham based company has acquired the business and assets of Medway-based firm from international environmental services group Tradebe.

Press release

Green bin fall-off boosts landfill

The withdrawal of green bin collections by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has resulted in a 5% increase in the proportion of the region’s household waste going to landfill.

In an update to SBC’s executive, waste manager Ross Sharp-Dent reported that 63.46% of household waste collected by the council in the first quarter of this year went to landfill, compared to 58.35% in the corresponding three months of 2014.

Southern Borders

Low recycling figures for Portsmouth

Recycling rates in Portsmouth are nearly half the national average.

In the city, just 23% of household waste is recycled, against a national average of 43%.

Portsmouth News

DS Smith award from heart charity

DS Smith has been awarded a Bronze Healthy Heart Mark by national charity Heart Research UK for supporting healthy lifestyle habits among its employees.

Working with Heart Research UK, the packaging firm offered healthy heart checks at its 31 sites.

Press release

 

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