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Serco selected for Derbyshire Dales waste & recycling contract

Following a competitive tender process, Derbyshire Dales District Council has awarded its waste and recycling collection contract to Serco whose environmental services business includes the delivery of refuse and recycling, street scene maintenance, landscaping, grounds maintenance, as well as housing repairs and improvements across a number of local authorities.

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Is your waste hazardous?

Adrian Witherow of recycling and waste management company, Biffa, considers the importance of dealing with the many different materials classed as hazardous waste in a cost-effective way and without falling foul of complex legislation.

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Lumicom leaves its competitors behind

Official figures show that of the businesss-to-business luminaires recycled in 2011, over 97% were handled by Lumicom recyclers. This success is attributed to the organisation's commitment to achieving full compliance backed by a high quality service.

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Sustainability doesn’t ‘take the biscuit’ for United

2011 saw a year of record breaking performance towards United Biscuits' (UB) environmental sustainability goals, such as achieving zero waste to landfill across all of its manufacturing sites; reducing water use by 12% and reducing group-wide carbon emissions by 6%.

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New Recycling Bin Oozes Style

FinBin Bermuda from Leafield Environmental is a range of top quality, internal recycling bins designed especially for terminals, retail facilities and hotels. The design is claimed to guide the user to recycle different waste streams into the right compartments of the bin.

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Unions making a green difference at work

The presence of green union reps is having a significant impact upon UK workplaces - encouraging a growing number of employers to adapt cost-saving energy efficiency measures and persuading colleagues to become more environmentally-aware at work, according to a new survey.

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Every Can Counts programme helps boost on-street recycling

Out-of-home drinks can recycling programme, Every Can Counts, has partnered with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council to promote on-street recycling to local residents and visitors.

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First Mile launches new food recycling service for businesses in London

This month, Islington-based recycling company, First Mile, launched a food recycling service for central London businesses. The service, which is supported by WRAP, has been designed to provide all types of business with a daily, low-cost food recycling collection service. The service will reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 579 tonnes in the first two years of service.

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Recolight expands free of charge lamp recycling services

Recolight, the UK's specialist WEEE compliance scheme for lamps, is expanding access to lamp recycling facilities by lowering the threshold companies need to meet to qualify for free of charge lamp recycling.

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