Countrystyle wins Smurfit Kappa contract; Whitham Mills’ Veolia baling deal; Eurokey partners Tesco plastic bag scheme; New online look for Shred Station
Countrystyle wins Smurfit Kappa contract
Countrystyle Recycling has been appointed by Smurfit Kappa to provide recycling services for waste streams arising from the packaging provider’s new machine at the Townsend Hook site in Snodland, Kent.
The contract, worth about £6m, will run until April 2018 with Countrystyle providing services for around 30,000 tonnes of material a year, including ragger rope, small and heavy rejects, fine rejects, plastics and sand.
Countrystyle is also providing total waste management services for all non-processed waste streams at the Snodland site. Each waste stream is collected separately by Countrystyle’s own fleet and transported to various treatment and disposal sites including its recycling facility in Ridham.
Whitham Mills secures 10th Veolia baling deal
Whitham Mills has been appointed by Veolia to provide waste processing machinery at the company’s MRF at Armoury Road, Birmingham.
The 25m conveyor and baler, pictured, is the fourth installation Whitham Mills has installed for Veolia in recent years, and the 10th to date.
The system will be used to separate and bale mixed recyclable municipal waste collected at the kerbside. The system can process 20 tonnes of material an hour.
Eurokey partners Tesco plastic bag scheme
Tesco’s single-use carrier bags are now all made with recycled plastic under a partnership between the retailer, Papier-Mettler and Eurokey Recycling.
The bags, which were introduced to Tesco stores from 5 October, are sold for 5p each under the new English bag levy.
Post-consumer plastic waste and plastic material collected from the retailer’s stores are used for the carrier bags, made by Papier Mettlers. The waste material is collected and sorted by Eurokey before being processed and granulated by Papier Mettler at its recycling facility in Morbach, Germany.
New online look for Shred Station
Secure shredding specialist Shred Station has unveiled a new customer facing website, www.shredstation.co.uk .
One of reasons for the new site is to display the company’s green credentials and demonstrate its commitment to corporate responsibility.
The site is said to be fully responsive and able to work on all popular handheld devices, such as smartphones and tablets.