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.

JCB gives British America's Cup bid a lift

Great Britain’s bid to win the oldest sporting trophy in the world has been given a helping hand by construction machinery maker JCB. The Staffordshire-based company has loaned a fleet of equipment including generators, lighting towers, a Teletruk forklift and Loadall telescopic handler to the team ...

UrbanWINS unveils virtual space for waste prevention debate

UrbanWINS, an EU-funded project aimed at developing and testing methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention, has launched UrbanWINS agora, a participative virtual community that aims to share knowledge and discuss ideas on waste, resources and ...

Top Gear hits the target with Blue Group

Blue Fuchs, a division of Blue Group, recently received an unusual request from the BBC who approached the company to discuss the possibility of supplying a Fuchs material handler to feature in a forthcoming episode of Top Gear.

Plastic industry supports schools anti-litter campaign

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and PlasticsEurope are working with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on a new project for schools called Cool Seas Investigators (CSI): Litter Challenge. According to the BPF, schools across the UK have registered to take part in the project.

Competition heats up for waste sector charity event

The waste sector is said to be demonstrating a huge show of support and competitive spirit for the National Refuse Championships, due to take place at 10am on Saturday, 10 June at Weston-super-Mare seafront to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

WasteAid and Arkleton Trust to host seminar in The Gambia

An international seminar on rural resilience and community waste management will be taking place in The Gambia on 25-30 April 2017. Organised jointly by the Arkleton Trust and WasteAid UK, the event will involve communities from The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Cameroon, ...

Resident reunited with purse

A South Kesteven resident is thanking her lucky stars after her purse, along with its contents, was found among tonnes of recycling waste by an eagle-eyed employee at a materials recycling facility (MRF) in Lincolnshire.

REPIC unveils 'Powering Communities' campaign

As part of its latest ‘Responsible Recycling’ initiative, not-for-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) producer recycling scheme, REPIC is launching a ‘Powering Communities’ campaign. This aims to give community groups, schools and good causes from 10 regions, the chance to each ...

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