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Case of ‘The Iceland Skip Three’ is dropped

February 14th, 2014

Paul May and fellow defendants will appear before magistrates charged with stealing food from a binThe three men who were arrested after taking waste food from a supermarket skip have been informed that there case has been dropped by prosecutors.

Paul May, William James and Jason Chan were arrested in Kentish Town, north London, in October.

They were salvaging food thrown away by the supermarket chain, Iceland.

The men denied charges brought under the 1824 Vagrancy Act.

However Iceland were vocal about their stance on the arrest.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Iceland had made representations that “affected our assessment of the public interest in prosecuting”.

Following the case being dropped, Iceland founder…

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WAMITAB Skills Village – a new feature at RWM13

September 2nd, 2013

As the leading awarding organisation for the waste and resource management industries, WAMITAB is always looking for ways to support improvements in good practice.  This year’s RWM at the NEC, 10-12 September, sees the launch of the WAMITAB Skills Village, which is designed to offer a practical, one-stop shop for information, advice, and guidance on training and qualifications to employers looking to develop the skills of their staff.

With a focus on “Skilling for the future”, the WAMITAB Skills Village brings together key personnel from WAMITAB alongside representatives from five WAMITAB approved centres: DKM Consultants; ENTAC; Serac UK; Smart Development and SWRAC.

Leading experts in training, consultancy and qualifications from these organisations will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions on…

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Trailers – a vital part of the industry

July 1st, 2013

Trailers have certainly become a key part of various industries over the years, though it should be recognised how vital they are in the area of recycling and waste management nowadays. The various types of trailers – from drawbar and walking floor, to Chem and Skip trailers – have all become some of the most valued parts of different businesses’ plan.
Often used to transport waste, recyclables, plant and vehicles, amongst many other things, they are a handy addition to many companies. Even if it just to assist and make the general, day-to-day operations of the business in transporting easier or to open up a new revenue stream through a…

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WEEE Recycling Hits Welsh Schools

July 1st, 2013

WEEE recycling is being aimed at school children as a scheme in Wales begins.

Forty schools across Wales have joined together to promote WEEE reuse, organised by ten councils to reduce waste.

WEEE Reuse Recycle 2012, which is being run in conjunction with compliance scheme ERP, the Distributor Take-back Scheme and SE Wales Regional Waste Group will see each school collecting unwanted or broken electrical items from pupils, where it will then be sent to a re-processor, and treated for reuse or recycling.

Each council has partnered with a community reuse group that will reintroduce salvageable items into the community. The remaining products will be recycled by…

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Tired of tyres?

June 21st, 2013

Tired of tyresBeing kept awake by traffic noises could soon be a thing of the past, as adding rubber crumb made from recycled tyres to tarmac has been found to significantly lower noise pollution.

One of the busiest roads in Scotland was resurfaced last year with the asphalt, containing shredded rubber from old tyres.
Tests were performed on grip and skid resistance, with engineers reporting that the rubber road, on a stretch of dual carriageway between Perth and Dundee, resulted in a quieter drive.

The surface is also more environmentally friendly. Since 2006, EU rules have banned the disposal of tyres in landfill sites, leaving about 480,000 tonnes of recyclable…

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Family Celebrates Grandad’s Life in a Skip

June 20th, 2013

Skip coffin 2When it comes to a send-off, most people resign themselves to the pine coffin and black hearse route. But a former bricklayer told his family that his final journey should take place in a skip-shaped coffin – on the back of his old work truck.

Tony Bryan, a grandfather of four, who passed away at the age of 74, had requested to be taken on a tour of his home town before his burial which took place in his one acre garden.

Bryan’s son, Nick, decided to take on his father’s requests and set about creating his final wish.

He said: ‘The funeral was a celebration of my father’s…

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More Permit Panic

June 16th, 2013

More permit panicLeicester Council has been accused of “petty meddling” after the cost of skip permits has been raised from being FREE to now costing £30.

The price went in to operation on 1st June and effects skips, scaffolding and other building materials.

The council – one of the last few to have a free permitting system – have said they are putting the price up to tackle “the amount of people leaving skips, often overloaded, on site for longer periods of time than permitted, causing potential safety issues for passers-by.”

However, a closer look at the figures of what could be made as clear profit looks more likely to be…

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