Metals Wednesday 26 October 2016
Tackling fire within the site (pictures: Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service) 24 October 2016

Fire at EMR Seaforth dock site ‘much reduced’

Crews from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service were today still at the site of a fire which broke out within the EMR metals recycling facility at Seaforth Docks, Sefton at around 11.20pm on Friday (21 October).  [...


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Paper packaging is among the highest performing material streams 24 October 2016

Q3 packaging data suggests targets on course to be met


Targets for the collection of packaging waste for recycling look likely to be met comfortably in 2016 – figures published for the third quarter of the year suggest, indicating that PRN prices across some materials could fall. ...

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News in brief (12/10/2016)


With news on: Litter clean up savings; Frugalpac coffee cup partnership deal; MetalMatters increases Warwick metal capture rate; Giant coffee cup bins for Manchester, and; Devon proposes Brynsworthy waste transfer station.

Liberty operates a number of steelmaking sites across the UK, including at Dalzell in Scotland. The new recycling business will target sites close to its steel melting and rolling operations 11 October 2016

Liberty Group targets UK scrap metal market


International steel and commodities business Liberty House Group has announced its plan to enter the UK’s ferrous and non-ferrous scrap markets.  Yesterday (10 October), Liberty House Group announced the launch of Liberty ...

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News in brief (10/10/2016)


With news on: Scottish funding call for circular economy businesses; Recycling in Wales on the rise; North Lincolnshire metal recycling winners announced, and; WasteAid launches fundraiser week.

S Norton & Co head office in 5 October 2016

Norton turnover hit by falling steel values


Annual turnover at one of the UK's larger metal recycling businesses, Liverpool-based S Norton & Co tumbled in 2015 to £139 million compared to £228 million a year earlier. The figures were contained in the company's annual ...

Novelis Warrington plant 4 October 2016

Maintenance underway after Novelis incidents


The UK’s major buyer of used aluminium cans, Novelis Recycling, has temporarily stopped buying used beverage cans after two incidents at its Warrington smelting plant. In late August an aluminium ingot was dropped at the ...

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Three arrested in West Midlands recycling site ‘slavery’ raids


Three men were arrested yesterday (27 September) for alleged slavery offences, after it was claimed that a group of Polish nationals were paid just £1 an hour for work at recycling sites in Sandwell. The arrests by West ...

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TFR Group trials ‘automatic’ pocket spring mattress recycling


EXCLUSIVE: A prototype machine designed to recover pocket springs from mattresses has been unveiled by The Furniture Recycling Group in a bid to automate and speed up the recycling process. The system, which is already in ...

The fire at Glazewing's West Dereham on site, as pictured this week 16 August 2016

Fire burns into fourth day at Norfolk recycling site


Firefighters are still at the scene of a major fire at a waste transfer facility run by Glazewing in West Dereham, Norfolk, which began this weekend. Fire broke out at the site at around 6.15am on Saturday (13 August) morning...

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