News from QCR and the waste & recycling industry

The waste and recycling industry is always changing. Here you will find news from the waste industry and the latest news from QCR

Every hospitality outlet blows £10,000 on food waste each

3rd December 2013

We spend a lot our time rooting around in other people’s bins. No, it’s not as glamorous as it sounds but it does mean that we know a fair bit about the amount of food waste being thrown away...
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Turning food waste into energy

28th November 2013

Food is incredible; a single bowl of porridge and a banana is enough to power our MD on his seventeen mile commute to the office on his bike each morning. It’s a wonder fuel. So why do we throw so much of it away?
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The QCR sponsored Chipping Norton Rugby Club U12s tour

31st October 2013

The QCR sponsored Chipping Norton Rugby Club U12s tour
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Chinese add new phase to Green Fence crackdown

21st October 2013

The latest escalation of China’s Green Fence policy will add another layer of difficulty for recyclers hoping to export waste plastics from the UK. This needn’t necessarily mean that there is no market for non-standard plastic waste. We have good relationships with a wide range of specialist plastic re-processors across the UK and can advise as to the best way to deal with plastic waste streams and divert them from landfill. Revenues are still available for plastic wastes which are handled properly and presented for recycling in the optimum way.
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Shanks sells C&I waste business to Biffa for £9.5m

21st October 2013

Shanks calls time on it’s commercial and industrial waste arm, selling most of the business to Biffa. Biffa’s CE Ian Wakelin sees the deal as an opportunity to grow Biffa’s C&I business by 12.5%. We see less competition and higher prices. If you want to look at ways of handling your waste that doesn’t just involve filling skips and bins, let’s have a chat….
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Defra: Separate glass collections 'probably necessary'

8th October 2013

It is looking increasingly likely that DEFRA will now require councils to collect glass separately from 2015. We think that this will offer an opportunity for local authorities to look differently at how glass waste is treated. Our Krystelline glass processing range uses imploding technology to turn waste glass into a range of marketable commodities other than traditional, low value re-melt. It will most likely be necessary for local authorities to collect glass separately from other materials from 2015, a senior Defra official has told MRW.
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The NHS is losing it’s battle with the costs of waste disposal

7th October 2013

The NHS is losing it’s battle with the costs of waste disposal
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UK Green Investment Bank announces £11m investment in Welsh renewable energy plant

4th October 2013

The latest investment in increased bio-mass capacity announcement by Green Investment Bank (GIB) is great news for companies with large volumes of waste wood such as pallets. Increased demand from wood burning generators means it makes more sense to process your waste wood by shredding or chipping. We can talk you through the various options available for processing wood waste and reducing your disposal costs.
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QCR to exhibit at Healthcare Estates conference

25th September 2013

QCR to exhibit at Healthcare Estates conference
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QCR launches new website

24th September 2013

QCR launches new website
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Equipment Solutions

Cardboard balers for recycling

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Mill Size recycling balers