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Hamilton is Scotland’s first waste management co to hit carbon neutral

Hamilton is Scotland’s first waste management co to hit carbon neutral

HAMILTON Waste & Recycling has become the first Scottish waste management company to attain a carbon neutral status following a committed programme of reduction and offsetting initiatives. The East Lothian-based company has implemented several initiatives to cut its carbon production. These include the installation of solar panels (which now account for 45% of the company’s total energy...

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SUEZ celebrates success in Scotland

SUEZ celebrates success in Scotland

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) is celebrating its commitment to Scotland this week with contract wins with Aberdeenshire Council and The Highland Council. SUEZ has secured a £1.8m contract with Aberdeenshire Council to process 15,000 tonnes per year of dry mixed recycling for 12 months. The material will be bulked at the authority’s transfer...

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Scotland Excel undertakes organics procurement process

Scotland Excel undertakes organics procurement process

A PROCUREMENT process to treat the organic waste of all 32 of Scotland’s councils is being undertaken by Scotland Excel. Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for local government – an award-winning non-profit shared service working in partnership with local authorities, housing associations and other public sector organisations. They have delivered the Scottish...

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NWH Group is Secret Santa for Edinburgh Christmas markets

NWH Group is Secret Santa for Edinburgh Christmas markets

FOR the third consecutive year, the waste recycler NWH Group has won the contract to provide waste collection and recycling services for the Edinburgh Christmas Market. The business will supply bins for all four waste streams; general, dry mixed recycling, glass and food, uplifting daily (multiple times) from two collection points, seven days a week...

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Enva to double Edinburgh recycling capacity

Enva to double Edinburgh recycling capacity

ENVA, one of the UK’s leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, has announced plans to double the capacity of its Newbridge recycling facility near Edinburgh. The £1m investment in processing equipment and site infrastructure will support Enva in continuing to grow its presence in Scotland’s capital city and the surrounding areas.  It will...

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Keenan Recycling has a green outlook for England

Keenan Recycling has a green outlook for England

SCOTLAND’S largest organic waste recycling company has reported that it will achieve a turnover of £10 million, just over 12 months after expanding into England. Keenan Recycling is forecasting to grow turnover to £30 million and double the workforce in the next five years as a result of capitalising on the market opportunity in England....

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New resource management organisation will provide a big voice for Scotland’s SMEs

New resource management organisation will provide a big voice for Scotland’s SMEs

A NEW body designed to give smaller operators a greater say within Scotland’s vital resource management sector has been launched at the Scottish Resources Conference 2019. Jointly, hundreds of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises throughout Scotland will now have a voice on priority issues and a representation to Government, its various agencies, the commercial sector...

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Allan MacGregor, Chief Executive of Binn Group with a group of employees at the launch of BeBinn support programme

Mental health support booklet launched as staff encouraged to BeBinn

EMPLOYEES of the Binn Group gathered at a special celebration to mark the launch of “BeBinn” – the embodiment of the company’s ethos and values to safeguard the safety, mental health and wellbeing of its workforce. Binn Group, one of Scotland’s largest independent recycling and resource management companies, has already been lauded as a pioneer...

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Binn Group Health and Safety ISO 45001 Award

Full marks for Binn Group in global certification

PERTHSHIRE-based Binn Group has become the first recycling and resource management company in Scotland to receive top tier certification from global assessment body NQA. The company has earned ISO 45001 status, marking it out as having the highest level of certified Occupational Health and Safety management systems. Binn Group Commercial Director Jim Brown said the...

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‘Scotland jumps the gun with deposit return’, says SESA

THE Scottish Government has announced details of proposals for a deposit return scheme, with a 20p refundable deposit levied on all glass and plastics bottles and drinks cans. Any retailer who sells drinks will be required to accept returns, either by investing in reverse vending machines or ‘over-the-counter’ manual take back. The scheme will be...