All posts by Kyle Beachill

28Aug

Only 46 days to go until RWM!

Posted on 28th August, 2014

Following the tremendous success of last year’s debut appearance at RWM, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC Arena, the ‘Silver Lady’ and her crew are returning for the 2014 event. In addition to promoting new ways to achieve zero waste, WasteCare will be demonstrating our new app’ which enables clients to manage their waste, from creation…

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28Aug

WasteCare strengthens team with new appointment

Posted on 28th August, 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Lusher, who joins us as Group Chief Executive. Following 34 years of growth and development, the WasteCare Group’s Board of Directors believe this is an appropriate time to strengthen the management team. David joined Caird in 1990 becoming a director at the age of 29. Following…

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28Aug

Ban food waste to landfill, parliamentary committee urges

Posted on 28th August, 2014

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has issued its report on growing the circular economy, following an inquiry and a call for evidence in March 2014. Published on July 24, the report makes a number of recommendations to the government, including banning food waste to landfill, reforming the PRN system, lowering VAT on recycled products and…

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28Aug

NCAS Conference success at JCB World Headquarters

Posted on 28th August, 2014

World class manufacturers JCB hosted this year’s National Civic Amenity Site (NCAS) Conference at their prestigious Rocester facility in Staffordshire. Representatives from local authorities, waste management firms and suppliers from throughout the country enjoyed a choreographed demonstration of JCB material handling machines as well as a series of informative talks including one on ‘tricky and…

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28Aug

Carrier bag use rises to 8.3 billion

Posted on 28th August, 2014

The amount of single use carrier bags used by customers at UK supermarkets rose from 8.1 billion in 2012 to 8.3 billion in 2013, according to the latest figures published by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). This represents a 3.2% increase and is the fourth year running that the figures have shown a…

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28Aug

£500 reward for manual handling

Posted on 28th August, 2014

To reduce manual handling and improve efficiencies on battery sorting, the team at Normanton have developed a lifting device for the large drums that contain mixed batteries. This is a manually operated lifting device that eliminates the need to tie up a forklift truck and has reduced manual handling of the drums to a minimum…

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28Aug

Jail time for WEEE exporter

Posted on 28th August, 2014

A man accused of illegally exporting waste electrical goods to Western Africa has been sentenced to 16 months in jail by Snaresbrook Crown Court. Joe Benson, 54, of Loughton, Essex was sentenced for exporting 46 tonnes of hazardous waste to Nigeria, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo between September 2012 and…

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28Aug

Biodegradable bags to be included in 5p levy

Posted on 28th August, 2014

The government has announced that the planned 5p levy for carrier bags is to go ahead in England in October 2015 as planned, but a proposed exemption for biodegradable bags has been placed on hold. Defra has stated that it had originally included the exemption in its proposals to ‘challenge to UK industry to produce…

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28Aug

Zero Waste Awards

Posted on 28th August, 2014

Wastecare are proud sponsors of the Zero Waste Awards, a recognition scheme that organisations who are driving waste away from landfill can enter. The next deadline for entries is just 3 months away (midday, 1 Sept 2014)– join leading organisations, such as KP Snacks, United Biscuits, Kuhne & Nagel, Carlsberg UK, Portakabin and Mitie with…

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28Aug

Scanning new opportunities

Posted on 28th August, 2014

The ongoing development of MRI scanners in our hospitals has had a life-changing impact for many thousands of people. Today, as new advanced models come on stream, there is now the problem with what to do with the old equipment. Advances have been so dramatic that there is next to no reuse market either in…

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