Defra’s new data round-up; Award for EfW scheme; EA ‘day of action’; Grundon vie for award;
Defra’s new data round-up
Defra has published the second edition of its digest of waste and resource statistics, based on data published by Defra, WRAP, the Environment Agency, the Office for National Statistics and Eurostat.
It contains sections on: resource, including flows and consumption of raw materials, such as metals, minerals; waste generation and sources; destiny of waste; composition; food; infrastructure and crime.
Award for EfW scheme
The energy-from-waste facility at Great Blakenham in Suffolk (pictured) has been named as one of the greenest buildings in the country after achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating.
It is the first industrial building in East Anglia to be awarded the top grade from BREEAM, which aims to encourage low-carbon, low-impact designs.
The EfW, launched in December 2014 and run by Suffolk County Council and SUEZ, uses household and business waste as a fuel to generate enough electricity for 30,000 homes. Metals are recycled and ash left after the incineration process is used as an aggregate for building projects.
EA ‘day of action’
The second in a series of four days of action to target illegal waste sites across the south east was carried out on 21 January.
Environment Agency officers visited more than 60 sites as part of Operation Rooster, which will continue over the coming months.
Visits were made to sites that are known to be, or suspected of, operating illegally.
Grundon vie for award
Grundon Waste Management has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Apprenticeships 4 England Employer Awards 2016.
The awards recognise outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 25 February at the Emirates Stadium, London.
In its category, Grundon will be competing against companies including Siemens, VISA, the RNLI and Mitie Property Services.