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News in Brief (31/07/17)

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With news on: Ellgia’s partnership with Ely FC; ITV Leeds celebrates 100% landfill diversion; Chinese delegation visits Viridor plant; Andigestion’s health and safety standard; and, Recycling Comic Competition winners announced.

Ellgia announce partnership with Ely City FC

Ely City FC’s stadium is being renamed the Ellgia Stadium as the club has struck a new long-term partnership with Ely waste and recycling company Ellgia.

Joe Hemsley-Rudd of Ellgia with Paul Jeffrey, Ely City FC’s sponsorship manager

The partnership will see the Cambridgeshire stadium rebranded as the Ellgia Stadium and areas of the stadium will adopt the distinctive Ellgia green branding.

Ely City FC`s Stadium has been known as the Unwin Ground for 30 years and the club is entering into a promising new chapter with this partnership, to promote the club and gain more supporters to follow the Robins.

Joe Hemsley-Rudd, sales director of Ellgia, said: “Ellgia plays a very active role in the community by providing a number of waste and recycling services to businesses and households across the area.  We are very proud to support the local communities, by helping clubs and charities in many different ways to bring success.”

Chinese delegation visit Viridor glass plant

Viridor has hosted a visit from a high-level Chinese delegation at its £25m Newhouse glass recycling centre in Scotland.

Viridor’s managing director of recycling and integrated assets, Paul Brown and Viridor Resource Management managing director, Keith Trower with the Chinese delegation

The visit was to allow the Guangdong delegation to tour a Mogensen-built glass recycling plant and learn about the recycling infrastructure in place in Scotland from collection to processing.

Viridor resource management managing director Keith Trower said Viridor was building a network of relationships in China and welcomed the opportunity to meet  representatives from the Foshan Environmental Protection Bureau Guangdong, the Guangdong Provincial Academy of Environmental Science, Guangdong Environmental Protection Department Division of Planning and Finance, and Guangdong Environmental Monitoring Centre, along with Allgaier Process Technology Gmbh (Morgessen), which selected Viridor glass recycling plant to demonstrate their glass processing technology.

In a presentation led Paul Brown, Viridor’s managing director of recycling and integrated assets and Mr  Trower, the delegation learnt about the range of material Viridor processes  – glass, plastics, paper and card, WEEE, food and organics and general waste – and, in particular, the state-of-the-art two fully colour sorting glass reprocessing facilities at Newhouse in Scotland and Sheffield in England.

Andigestion awarded health and safety standard

Gloucestershire-based food waste recycler Andigestion has been awarded OHSAS 18001, the occupational health & safety management standard.

The standard, which helps businesses foster a safe and healthy working environment, applies to both of Andigestion’s sites – the Bishops Cleeve facility near Cheltenham which recycles up to 34,000 tonnes of food waste a year from households, schools and businesses across the county, and its Holsworthy plant in Devon.

Commercial manager Jason Ward said he was ‘delighted’ by the result. “This recognition is a great ‘stamp of approval’ on all that we do to protect our staff and ensure that their working environment is safe and fit for purpose.”

The Bishops Cleeve site produces a biomethane gas which feeds directly into the network, generating enough energy to power 4,000 homes. The by-product from both plants is a liquid fertiliser which can be used by local farmers.

Comic Competition winners announced

West Norfolk Recycling Rewards has announced the winners of its Recycling Comic Competition for primary school pupils in the borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

West Norfolk Mayor, councillor Carol Bower and competition winner Christian Michaelides

The competition, run by West Norfolk Recycling Rewards and the borough council of King’s Lynn, was open to all Year 5 students, who were asked to design an engaging comic strip to encourage their neighbours to recycle correctly. Over 50 entries from across the borough were submitted to be judged by a panel including the Mayor, councillor Carol Bower.

First place was awarded to Christian Michaelides from West Lynn Primary School, who received a large print out of his winning design to be displayed in the school and £150 worth of National Book Tokens for his school. The runners up each received a £50 National Book Token.

West Norfolk Recycling Rewards is a scheme encouraging the people and communities of West Norfolk to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible with rewards on offer for those recycling more and wasting less.

ITV Leeds celebrates 100% landfill diversion rate

ITV studios in Leeds, the home of Emmerdale and many other TV shows, is celebrating its achievement in diverting 100% of its waste from landfill in partnership with B&M Waste Services. 

ITV studios, Leeds

B&M Waste Services works with businesses across the West Yorkshire region and beyond to improve recycling levels.

According to B&M, since working with ITV it has introduced a range of simple total waste management solutions to improve the amount of waste that can be recycled.

Angela Linsky from ITV said: “Since working with B&M Waste the bins are emptied at a time to suit ourselves, nothing is too much trouble for the drivers, they do a great job. We look forward to continuing our work with them, we are thrilled with our current diversion from landfill levels and look forward to the future and improving recycling further.”

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