Casepak renews its vows with Rutland with three-year waste contract
UK recycling company Casepak has been awarded a three-year contract to process 3,800 tonnes per annum of Rutland County Council’s mixed recyclables after the contract was put out to tender earlier this year.
The contract began at the start of May 2017 after the competitive selection process and continues Casepak’s relationship with Rutland County Council. with the two having worked together since 2011.
Shipbreaking must take place in safe recycling facilities after at least 52 workers lost their lives preparing vessels for recycling in 2016, according to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s annual report.
The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch project conceived to clear some of the oceans’ most polluted areas of plastic, has raised $21.7 million since November 2016, allowing the project to begin large-scale trials of its cleanup technology.
Associated Waste Management has been named as the preferred bidder for Bradford Council’s new 12-year waste treatment contract, with a ‘significant portion’ of the waste collected annually going to SSE’s Ferrybridge facility.
North London Waste Authority has responded to government’s draft industrial strategy, pointing out that it makes no mention of waste, the circular economy or society’s need to manage physical resources better.
Workers in the City of London are being urged to use brand new coffee cup recycling points springing up across the area as Hubbub’s ‘Square Mile Challenge’ aims to recycle half a million cups in April.
Absorbent hygiene product recycler Knowaste’s appeal against a planning rejection for a new plant in West London has also been rejected, leaving the company assessing its options about whether to continue its search for a new development.
The European Parliament has voted to take on proposals to raise the European recycling target to 70 per cent by 2030 and to determine a single calculation method for recycling rates ahead of negotiations for the EU’s Circular Economy Package.
Centre-right think tank Policy Exchange has claimed the EU’s ‘ill-defined’ Circular Economy Package could cost UK businesses an extra £2 billion over the next 20 years, though others have questioned the report’s conclusions.