Whether it’s a waste management specialist working with a local authority or social enterprise, or a new employee who has joined a company or someone who has been promoted, Recycling & Waste World’s ‘people’ section aims to keep our readers in touch with people oriented matters within the industry.

Shanks appoints Colin Matthews CBE as non-executive chairman

Following Adrian Auer’s decision to step down as chairman, Shanks Group has appointed Colin Matthews CBE as non-executive chairman. Matthews? will join the board with immediate effect and will succeed Auer as chairman with effect from 1 April 2016.

BBC tackles issue of people sheltering in bins

The Victoria Derbyshire Show, which is simultaneously broadcast on BBC 2, BBC Online and the BBC News Channel every weekday from 9.15am–11.00am, is broadcasting a feature on the issue of people sheltering in bins tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 March).

Ray Burberry retires from WAMITAB

The Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB) has announced the retirement of Ray Burberry effective 31 March 2016. His decision to retire brings to a close a career of over 20 years’ continuous service to WAMITAB and the industry.

Viridor targets Longannet Power Station staff

Viridor has targeted staff at Scottish Power’s Longannet Power Station who may have the right transferable skills for the company’s £1.8bn UK energy recovery facilities programme.

Coppins joins Keenan Recycling

Keenan Recycling has appointed Malcolm Coppins as the company’s central Scotland food waste collections manager to oversee collections of organic waste from businesses in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Liverpool community bike shop gets people 'on their bikes'

A community bicycle organisation in one of Liverpool’s most deprived wards is said to have helped hundreds of residents get on the road to work by repairing and reusing donated bikes and selling them on to local people at bargain prices.

RE:SOURCE announces training schemes

Bodmin-based RE:SOURCE, the social enterprise which collects, cleans, repairs, refurbishes and sells unwanted furniture, appliances, bikes and other goods, has unveiled training schemes aimed at people over 16 who are affected by drug and alcohol problems.

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