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Sortera launches in the UK

Sortera launches in the UK

The Swedish-owned company officially arrives in the UK, following its acquisition of GBN Services & O’Donovan Waste Management Sortera officially launched in the UK yesterday (3rd June), as GBN Services and O’Donovan’s Waste Management formally merged following Sortera’s acquisition of the two London-based companies last year. The merger sees Sortera assume responsibility for six existing...

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The use of Trommels in Waste

The use of Trommels in Waste

In the solid-waste processing industries, a trommel is a type of screening apparatus. It makes use of the principle of centrifugal force to remove coarse materials from smaller ones and separate them from each other. Not just Trommels in waste, Trommels are used in a wide variety of applications, including both industrial and agricultural operations....

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UK’s new pledge to end plastic pollution

UK’s new pledge to end plastic pollution

THE Environment Secretary has this week started talks with businesses, environmental groups, scientists and civil society on shaping a legally-binding global treaty that aims to end plastic pollution by 2040. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest global environmental challenges we currently face and it is predicted that unless action is taken there will be...

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Take the ‘whiskers of waste’ challenge

Take the ‘whiskers of waste’ challenge

SKIP Hire & Waste magazine is issuing a challenge to all readers: to take part in Movember 2022, – the annual charity event to support men’s health by growing a moustache for the month of November – and show the world the whiskers of the waste industry. Movember is the leading charity changing the face...

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Public urged to help avoid “zombie battery” fires as incident rate rises

Public urged to help avoid “zombie battery” fires as incident rate rises

CONSUMERS across the UK are today (24th October) being urged to Recycle Batteries Responsibly as part of a national campaign to reduce the growing number of serious fires started by carelessly discarded batteries. When they are thrown away with the general rubbish, or mixed with other recycling, hidden “zombie batteries” can easily become damaged and...

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Transport Minister and Mayor of Teesside witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

Transport Minister and Mayor of Teesside witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

TRUDY Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Teesside, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on Wednesday, 31 August. The event underlined how hydrogen vehicles are out there and working with a fully...

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O’Donovan takes the lead with switch to HVO

O’Donovan takes the lead with switch to HVO

O’DONOVAN Waste Disposal has made the bold move to switch its entire fleet to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). This is a huge step for the multi-award winning business that operates with a fleet of 100 HGVs, serving the construction and demolition sectors throughout London and the Home Counties.  HVO is a sustainable and 100% renewable fuel...

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Record waste volumes for Geminor in the UK

Record waste volumes for Geminor in the UK

GEMINOR UK handled over 46,000 tonnes of waste for material and energy recovery in July, which is a company record for the summer months. This represents a 75 per cent increase from July 2021. ” Scandinavian recipients are now preparing for a season of energy shortages,” says Oliver Caunce, Senior Account and Development Manager at...

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Max Recycle becomes England’s first waste handler to use biotechnology to create SRF on-site

Max Recycle becomes England’s first waste handler to use biotechnology to create SRF on-site

MAX RECYCLE has become the first waste management company in England to convert waste into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) on-site using biotechnology – thanks to a new contract with environmental company, Advetec.  The eight-year contract will allow Max Recycle to convert unrecyclable residual waste into SRF using Advetec’s XO22 digester – giving the region’s commercial...