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Green jobs: paving the way to a sustainable future

Green jobs: paving the way to a sustainable future

Today, as we celebrate World Environment Day (5th June), it’s important to recognise the critical challenge of the green skills gap hindering the UK’s ambitious environmental goals. Addressing the shortage of skilled professionals among younger generations in sectors such as renewable energy, waste management, water, contamination and sustainable construction is essential for further progress. The...

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WRA highlights sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass

WRA highlights sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has highlighted the sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass following recent scrutiny of biomass power in the press. This came after the Conservative Environment Network published a manifesto, supported by 32 parliamentarians, questioning the government’s policy on bioenergy and calling for more enforcement around the sustainability of biomass imports, such...

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Morrisons rolls out Podback coffee pod recycling across its stores

Morrisons rolls out Podback coffee pod recycling across its stores

Morrisons is introducing dedicated coffee pod collection points in over 350 stores nationwide in collaboration with Podback, the pod recycling service. The rollout of the new recycling points will commence in June. With the launch of the in-store collection points, customers can drop off filled bags at Morrisons stores as part of their regular shopping...

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Binn Group buys out neighbouring Perth metals business

Binn Group buys out neighbouring Perth metals business

SCOTTISH resource management company Binn Group has bought over long-established David Band Metals in Perth, consolidating the group’s place as the principal metals business in Perth and Kinross. The takeover was seen as an obvious move for Binn Group which operates a growing scrap metal reprocessing centre just several hundred yards from Band’s premises in...

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Swancote Energy and TOMRA Recycling partnership marks first UK application of optical sorting technology in an Anaerobic Digestion facility

Swancote Energy and TOMRA Recycling partnership marks first UK application of optical sorting technology in an Anaerobic Digestion facility

A PARTNERSHIP between TOMRA Recycling and specialist commercial food waste disposal company, Swancote Energy, has resulted in the first application of optical sorting technology in an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in the UK.  In October 2021, Swancote Energy invested in an AUTOSORT® unit from TOMRA Recycling at its state-of-the-art 75,000tpa anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in...

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Scottish Minister visits groundbreaking Binn Ecopark

Scottish Minister visits groundbreaking Binn Ecopark

A NEW generation of resource management, recycling and green energy technology came under the Government spotlight this week as sector experts Binn Group welcomed Scotland’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater, to Binn Ecopark at Glenfarg. Hosted by company Chief Executive Allan MacGregor, the Minister’s tour focussed on the Ecopark’s low-carbon,...