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News round-up 4/2

Pyrolysis plan refused; ACE appoints senior recycling manager; Metal recycler fined after worker injured; TRA launches buying guidelines

Pyrolysis plan refused

Plans for a new waste processing and energy generation facility in Carmarthenshire have been rejected by councillors.

Clean Power Properties hoped to build a plant in Cwmgwili for a pyrolysis unit which uses heat treatment of organic waste to generate gas and electricity.

The company said it would reduce the amount of waste going to landfill but Carmarthenshire councillors voted unanimously to reject it after council officers recommended refusal.

BBC News

ACE appoints senior recycling manager

Mandy Kelly has joined The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK as its new senior recycling manager.

Kelly (pictured) joins the firm from Palm Recycling, where she was business development director, and brings over 30 years’ experience in the recycling industry.

She replaces Fay Dashper, who after four years in the role has moved on to new challenges.

Press release

Metal recycler fined after worker injured

A London-based metal recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured whilst replacing a seal on a scrap metal baling ram.

Metal & Waste Recycling Limited, of Kenninghall Road, Edmonton was fined £20,000, and ordered to pay £2,500 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation found the company had failed to carry out a risk assessment of the activity, had failed to devise and implement a safe system of work and had not provided its employees with suitable work equipment.

Press release

TRA launches buying guidelines

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has issued guidelines for consumers buying part worn tyres to ensure they are not illegal.

TRA says 98% of part worn tyres sold fail to meet basic regulations but the protocol will demonstrate to consumers that the part worn tyres they are purchasing have been through a rigorous safety check to ensure they are roadworthy and fit for purpose.

Participating TRA members will work to a detailed list of examination standards by qualified operatives who will be subject to regular technical audit.

Grove Road Tyres in Chadwell Heath, Essex is the first in the country to have adopted and introduced the new protocol, which inspects every second hand tyre and is independently audited.

Press release

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