People

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.


Novamont joins New Plastics Economy as core partner

Novamont has joined the New Plastics Economy as the initiative’s sixth core partner. The bioplastics and biochemical specialist joins the initiative’s existing core partners: Amcor, The Coca-Cola Company, MARS, Unilever and Veolia, along with a group of more than 40 stakeholders led by the Ellen ...


Pilot flies 500 miles on 'Wings of Waste'

Campaigning pilot Jeremy Rowsell is reported to have made history by flying a light aircraft more than 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, using conventional fuel blended with 10% fuel manufactured from plastic waste by UK-based Plastic Energy.







Tim Byrne presents book to Biffa CEO and Richard Biffa

At the end of November Biffa welcomed Timothy Byrne to its head office to present his book on Biffa's refuse collection vehicles to CEO Ian Wakelin and Richard Biffa. The book provides a pictorial history of Biffa’s collection vehicles operated from the late 1970s to the 2000s.




Project 'Virtuous Circle' launched in South Africa

A circular economy project christened 'The Virtuous Circle' is being rolled out in South Africa. Co-ordinated by DuPont in collaboration with Futurelife, EqualTrade4, Amcor, Wildlands, RWPA and Wastebuster among others, said it is employing a three-pillar approach that addresses the challenge of ...


British Glass appoints Adrian Curry as new president

Adrian Curry, managing director of Encirc, has been appointed president of British Glass for a two-year term. Effective from 1 January 2017, the appointment will see Curry join the organisation’s board and work with his industry colleagues to raise the profile of the industry as a whole.





NI projects receive £290K boost

A range of community-based and biodiversity projects are set to receive a cash boost from the Alpha Programme based in Northern Ireland.



Wastecycle partners with local school to promote road safety

Wastecycle partners with local school to promote road safety As part of this year’s Road Safety Week, Leicester waste management and recycling company – Wastecycle – has partnered with a local primary school to spread road safety awareness among lorry drivers visiting the firm’s Wesley Street waste ...






Whitham Mills exports baler to UAE

UK waste management machinery designer and manufacturer Whitham Mills, has been appointed by the government of Ras al-Khaimah – the most northern of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – to provide waste processing machinery at one of its MRF facilities.


Wrexham unveils new re-use shop

A new re-use shop, which is intended to help save useful items from the scrapheap, provide hundreds of bargains for Wrexham residents and provide vital support to Nightingale House Hospice, has been opened in North Wales.

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