Vehicles & Plant Friday 22 September 2017
20 September 2017

Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant

Veolia officially reopened the plastic milk bottle reprocessing plant in Dagenham yesterday (19 September), which the company has said will produce around 10,000 tonnes of high quality food grade HDPE pellets annually. The ...

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20 September 2017

Two suffer ‘serious injuries’ in Nottingham AD blast

 

Two men have suffered serious injuries in a gas explosion at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Nottinghamshire today (20 September), emergency services have said. The incident occurred at a site operated by food waste recycler...

18 September 2017

Investigation launched into fire at Viridor’s Bolton plant

 

An investigation has been launched into a large industrial fire at Viridor’s thermal recovery facility in Bolton, which took place yesterday (17 September). Ten fire engines and two aerial appliances attended the fire at the ...

18 September 2017

Ward’s vehicles get a quirky make-over

 

Metals recycler Ward has purchased a customised ‘giraffe’ material handler and a ‘cheetah’ wheel loader from manufacturer Liebherr. The Derbyshire-based company announced that the giraffe and cheetah will be handling ...

15 September 2017

EA and DVSA to target illegal waste carriers

 

The Environment Agency has announced an agreement with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on steps to stop illegal waste carriers and improve road safety in England. Sir James Bevan, Environment Agency chief executive, and...

15 September 2017

Viridor and Sheffield University undertake robotics project

 

Viridor has been working with Sheffield University on a robotics project, which it said could have a ‘significant impact’ on plant safety and efficiency. And, the company’s development manager hopes to have a robot onsite ...

4 September 2017

MoD reports 92% recycling rate at construction sites

 

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported a 92% recycling rate of all waste materials at their redevelopment project in Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, and at Aldershot, Hampshire. The development is part of the Army Basing Programme...

1 September 2017

News in brief (01/09/2017)

 

With news on: Craemer acquires Telford site; Encirc and SCA go carbon positive; Urban Mine platform to be unveiled; Textile exporter boosts charities with £250K loan; and, Countrystyle and Buckinghamshire’s ...

30 August 2017

Action ‘crucial’ to tackle capacity gap, says Biffa

 

The UK’s environmental direction of travel has ‘major realities’ which need to be confronted, Biffa said this week. And, the waste and resources company called for action to remedy declining landfill availability. Both ...

29 August 2017

Government to support waste fuels for planes

 

Waste could be fueling planes taking off from British airports, under a new government scheme. The Department of Transport is offering £22m to projects in the UK developing low carbon waste-based fuels for planes and lorries, ...

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