Cardboard lighter as production increases; NI concern for illegal dumping; EfW to power Bombardier; Veolia bids for TV recycling site
Cardboard lighter as production increases
Corrugated board weight has reduced by 12% to 464gsm since 2005, according to the Confederation of Paper Industries.
CPI expects the long-term downward trend in average board weight to continue while production of the material has increased.
It reported that the total area of corrugated board produced by its members rose by 4% in 2015 compared to 2010. However, the weight of paper used to make this increased amount of corrugated board decreased by 3% during the same period.
NI concern for illegal dumping
Northern Ireland’s households have named illegal dumping of waste as their biggest environmental concern.
The Northern Ireland Environmental Statistics Report found the level of public concern for the environment was 70%, lower than the peak of 82% in 2008-09.
The total amount of local authority collected municipal waste arisings declined by around one-tenth between 2005-06 and 2014-15 while less than half (43%) of all municipal waste was sent to landfill in the latest year.
EfW to power Bombardier
Northern Ireland’s first large scale energy from waste facility has commenced construction in Belfast’s Harbour Estate (pictured).
Creating up to 250 jobs during construction with an additional 20 employees during operational stage, the 14.85 MW Full Circle Generation facility will provide Bombardier’s wing-building plant with a predictive energy source.
It will have the capacity to process up to 180,000mt of feedstock derived from household waste and is due to be completed and operational by late 2017.
Veolia bids for TV recycling site
Veolia has bid for its first flat screen television recycling site in Shropshire.
The new plant would be set up in an empty warehouse at Bridgnorth’s recycling centre in Faraday Drive, and a planning application has been drawn up by the firm as Shropshire Council’s waste contractor.
The new recycling operation will provide jobs for up to 50 people on a two-shift system. If planning is approved, a recruitment day to find members of staff to join Veolia will take place.