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News in brief (26/11/20)

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With news on: Powerday raises over £10,000 for Children in Need; Monks announces ‘UK first’ machine for hire; Tubex announces tree shelter recycling scheme; Remondis Vehicle fitted with new weighing system; and, Tesco to remove plastic tray to pack chickens

Powerday raises over £10,000 for Children in Need

 Powerday raised £10,600 last week for BBC’s Children in Need, by covering 765km in a day on bike and foot.

Powerday and the Ardmore Group designed a skip in honour of Children in Need

The Powerday team announced that they surpassed the original target of 300km, and this included 100km achieved by the Head of Finance, Tommy Leigh, who set off for an “ultramarathon” at 2am on 13 November.

Powerday also partnered with family-owned construction businesses in the UK, Ardmore Group to decorate a skip at the company’s Old War Office site in Westminster.

Edward Crossan, vice chairman of Powerday, said: “I am beyond proud of the Powerday team for their incredible efforts to raise money for a very worthy charity, totally smashing our initial target of £5,000. With an impressive 765km covered, it’s proof that together we really can go the distance and achieve great things. We’re delighted to collaborate with our loyal client, Ardmore to decorate one of our skips and raise a sizeable sum for Children In Need.”

Monks announces ‘UK first’ machine for hire

The machine’s cab raises to a level of 4.25m

Monks Contractors has announced it now offers the “UK’s first” Fendt Cargo T955 telehandler with an elevated cab for hire.

The machine has a cab that can raise to a sight level of 4.25m and is designed to improve vision and safety in waste management environments.

Known as the ‘wheel loader among telehandlers’, the machine is also equipped with an overload system to prevent tipping and stepless drive to enable quicker movement of loads.

Chris Monk, managing director of Monks Contractors, said: “We update our plant hire fleet regularly to ensure we are providing the most efficient, effective and safe machinery to suit each job.

“The FENDT Cargo T955 is a great piece of kit – improved visibility means improved safety.”

Tubex announces tree shelter recycling scheme

Customers will be able to order bulk sacks for storing the shelters

Tree protection solution company Tubex, has launched a programme for the recycling of its tree shelters.

Under the scheme, when purchasing Tubex tree shelters, users can request to join the Tubex Collection & Recycling Programme.

At the same time, customers will be able to order bulk sacks for storing the shelters once removed, ready for them to be collected and transferred by the company to be recycled at a Berry Group recycling facility.
Once at the facility, the tree shelters will be washed and recycled into Polypropylene (PP) pellet.

Rhauan Young, sales manager at Tubex, said: “While Tubex tree shelters offer innumerable benefits, from enhanced tree growth and protection against both environmental and human factors, one of the main challenges remains the disposal of plastic tree shelters.

“With the creation of the Tubex Collection & Recycling Programme, we hope to be able to offer a simple and efficient solution to the waste issue, providing an effective scheme to ensure the responsible disposal of our products is available to everyone, in turn creating a more circular economy for materials.”

Remondis Vehicle fitted with new weighing system

The vehicle will collect waste in the South Yorkshire area

A waste collection vehicle has been fitted with Remondis’ new c-trace dynamic weighing system.

The Remondis UK vehicle has been delivered to the company’s site at Doncaster and will collect commercial waste and recycling on rounds in the South Yorkshire area.

The company said that the c-trace system can operate in “automatic emptying mode” and works with the body control system and self-levelling forks.

Phil Darwin, regional director for REMONDIS, said: “Dynamic weighing is increasingly important to us in the UK and we chose c-trace’s system because we have great experience of working with it in other countries. It is easy to use, very accurate and very reliable and it is also well supported in the UK, enabling us to offer our customers a first-class service.”

Tesco to remove plastic tray to pack chickens

Tesco is announcing that from next year it will stop using plastic trays to pack its whole chickens.

The supermarket will start by removing the tray and film from 16 million of its own brand medium, large and extra-large chickens, and replace it with a single bag.

The plastic trays will be replaced with a single bag

Tesco added that this should reduce the overall weight of plastic used to package the chickens by 30%.

Sarah Bradbury, quality director at Tesco said: “Our new chicken pack is a great example of how we are redesigning our packaging to use less plastic, and at the same time we have made it easier and safer for customers to use.”

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