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News round-up 26/2

Mellor electrics

Metal can recycling in the EU rises again; Motor firm buys waste baler; Industrial shredder company hires three; Compliance company’s car-share website

Metal can recycling in the EU rises again

Metal Packaging Europe reports that in 2013 over three million tonnes of steel packaging and aluminium beverage cans were recycled, bringing the recycling rate of rigid metal packaging in the EU to a new record of 74.7%, 1.1 percentage points higher than 2012.

In 2013 aluminium beverage cans were recycled at a rate of 71.3%. The steel packaging rate was 75.2%.

As in the previous three years, the original data provided by the Packaging Group of European Aluminium and the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has been reviewed independently by Eunomia.

Packaging Europe

Motor firm buys waste baler

Specialist motor and gearbox manufacturer Mellor Electrics has invested in a mill size baler from Riverside Waste Machinery, pictured.

The firm hopes to achieve a return on investment in as little as 15 months due to a £400 net saving per month, thanks to reduced skip collection fees and the revenue stream generated from the sale of the baled recyclables.

The baler will enable the firm to produce paper and cardboard bales of up to 500kg.

Press release

Industrial shredder company hires three

Industrial shredder company Untha UK has recruited a further three employees as the company continues to expand.

Paul Lowden joins the team of nationwide service engineers responsible for the installation, servicing and maintenance of clients’ shredding technology.

Cameron Mitchell will join Lowden in the firm’s after sales department while Caroline Brown has been appointed to provide office support.

Press release

Compliance company’s car-share website

A new website to help business parks and organisations cut congestion and traffic queues has been launched by compliance and waste management company ecosurety.

joinmyjourney links commuters travelling by car, bicycle or on foot to find others to share journeys to work, either regularly, or as a one off.

The website has been funded by South Gloucestershire Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, with support from North Bristol SusCom.

Press release

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