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Viridor fined for Milton Keynes MRF fatality

Viridor has been fined £650,000 for failing to carry out a “suitable and sufficient” risk assessment in relation to the death of a worker at its Milton Keynes MRF in 2016. The company pleaded guilty to breaching both Health ...

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22 August 2018

Material quality for MRFs hits low point

 

The volume of target materials received at England’s materials recycling facilities (MRFs) for the first quarter of 2018 was the lowest recorded since reporting began. In total, 84.9% of material received was target material, ...

21 August 2018

Amey pursues safety with FEL vehicle

 

Amey has unveiled its new front end loading (FEL) waste collection vehicle, which the company says, will improve safety for workers and other road users, as well as increasing collection efficiency. In the vehicle...

20 August 2018

Biffa invests in Welsh soil treatment plant

 

Biffa has announced its investment of £500,000 into a new hazardous soil treatment facility at its Merthyr Tydfil landfill site, which the firm said will help reduce the amount of contaminated soil disposed of in landfill. ...

20 August 2018

‘Plastics-to-oil’ company agrees Neste deal

 

The Australian company behind a plastics-to-oil machine has reached an agreement with Neste, one of the world’s largest oil refining  companies, to work together to use waste plastics as a fuel stock. Earlier this year, ...

14 August 2018

Kent extends recyclables contract with Viridor

 

Viridor is set to continue its recycling partnership with Kent county council following agreement on a 24-month contract extension through to July 2020. The processing and selling of kerbside recycling contract, which has been ...

7 August 2018

Causeway backs Turmec MBO with €4m investment

 

Private equity fund, Causeway Capital, has announced investment support for the management buyout (MBO) of Irish recycling equipment and plant manufacturer, Turmec Teoranta. Turmec specialises in the end-to-end design and ...

7 August 2018

Viridor invests in Max-AI sorting robot

 

Viridor has invested £445,000 in upgrades to its Skelmersdale plastics reprocessing facility, West Lancashire, which includes the addition of a Max-AI AQC robotic sorter. The waste management firm is one of the first in the UK to...

Coral 3 August 2018

Coral Products to add recycling unit to Haydock site

 

Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd has announced that it has ordered a plastic recycling unit to be installed at its Haydock facility in Merseyside, which will be operational in January 2019. The company, which is a ...

31 July 2018

Equipment news round-up (31/07/2018)

 

With news on: Rabbit selects Ajax; Liberty House invests in material handler; LKM takes delivery of car baler; and, UNTHA shredders aid paper production.

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