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News round-up 3/3

Attendees of the reuse store opening

NRW clears illegal dumps; China buys German waste giant; FCC opens reuse store; Herts extends HWRC opening hours

NRW clears illegal dumps

Natural Resources Wales has taken part in a clean-up day in Cwm Taf Fechan, a woodland Site of Special Scientific Interest, where over two tonnes of waste was collected.

The event was organised by Pontsticill Community Group in February to help tackle the fly tipping in the area.

The clean-up day targeted two areas most affected by illegal waste dumping but left the bridge at Blue Pool due to health and safety reasons.

Press release

China buys German waste giant

China has bought Germany’s largest waste management company for 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion), the media reported on Thursday.

The waste management company EEW has been acquired by Beijing Enterprises, an investment group controlled by the Beijing municipal government, Xinhua news agency reported.

This is the largest Chinese acquisition of a German company, Beijing Enterprises said on Wednesday.

“By using the latest German waste-to-energy technology and management expertise, we will help environmental protection in China and contribute to green development,” said Zhou Si, vice chairman of Beijing Enterprises.

Business Standard

FCC opens reuse store

A reuse shop has opened at FCC Environment’s recycling centre in Suffolk.

The shop, in Brightwell, Ipswich, allows FCC Environment staff to salvage items that have been taken to its recycling centre by residents. The public can also choose to donate items.

All items are cleaned and safety tested in order to be sold at the reuse shop run by local charity, The Benjamin Foundation, which supports families, children and the homeless.

Press release

Herts extends HWRC opening hours

In addition to the normal weekend opening times, Amey operators, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, will be opening all household waste recycling centres on Good Friday to meet the demands of a traditionally busy weekend.

Press release

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