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News round-up 23/2

Fcc greatmoor

FCC to appoint education manager; Council says collection access a problem; Denmark’s first food waste supermarket; Call for cardboard bins

FCC to appoint education manager

FCC Environment is seeking a new waste awareness and education manager at its Greatmoor Energy for Waste (EfW) site in Buckinghamshire.

The manager will run the site’s visitor centre and help explain the role of EfW in the recycling process to local residents, schools, colleges, community groups and other visitors.

Newly operational, the plant near Calvert will treat up to 300,000 tonnes of the Buckinghamshire County Council’s residual waste, generating 22MW.

Press release

Council says collection access a problem

North Devon Council’s head of waste and recycling Ricky McCormack has called on drivers to avoid blocking roads when they park, saying collection crews are often faced with poor access in the area.

McCormack said that poor parking and blocked access often meant collections were delayed or not completed.

This same issue is likely to impact on emergency services, whose vehicles may also struggle accessing certain streets and properties.

North Devon Journal

Denmark opens food waste supermarket

A charity has opened Denmark’s first ever food surplus supermarket.

The store in capital city Copenhagen called Wefood will sell produce at prices 30 to 50% cheaper than normal supermarkets.

France has recently passed a law banning supermarkets from throwing away or spoiling unsold food.

The Independent

Firm calls for cardboard bins

York-based recycling company has called for communal recycling bins on every street corner because of Britain’s online shopping.

The firm’s spokesperson Mark Hall said that British households were now producing so much cardboard that even generously-sized domestic recycling bins aren’t big enough for many homes.

Current paper and cardboard waste in the UK stands at 3,659 million tonnes every year, with approximately half of that coming from domestic, rather than commercial waste.

Press release

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