Enva warns of danger of removing bring bank glass collections
UK provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, Enva, has joined the European glass packaging industry in calling to “Close the Glass Loop” and improve the quality and quantity of glass collected.
Enva – a major processor of glass – has warned of the dangers of removing dedicated bulk collections (bring banks) in favour of commingled kerbside collections which can result in less material being of high enough quality to reuse in the manufacturing of new glass bottles or jars.
As a result, it is more likely to be destined for use as an aggregate in landscaping, road building or construction.
The ultimate consequence is the loss of this material forever and any future value that would have been realised from its ability to be continually recycled, failing on the ideal of a circular economy.
Read the full statement here
Vision Techniques appoints two new account managers
As 2020 starts, Vision Techniques has announced the arrival of two new members to their external sales team.
Charlotte Coop, Head of Marketing, said: “We have continued to grow the business following a successful 2019 which has resulted in the need to add further to our team with two additional appointments”
Peter Franks (right) joins the team bringing with him 18 years of automotive account management.
His background in the commercial vehicle sector is extensive and he has been an integral member of the sales team for many large BlueChip Companies across the UK.
Dean Cheetham (left) comes to Vision Technique with over 15 years’ commercial vehicle experience specialising in local authorities and large corporate account management.
Commenting on the new appointment Vision Techniques Sales Manager James Newhill said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter and Dean, they are a great addition to the team and we are looking forward to introducing them to our customers over the next few weeks.”
Horses for Courses at L & S Waste Management
Hampshire based L & S Waste Management Ltd has just added two new Volvo excavators to its fleet of mobile equipment that take up residency at the company’s Portsmouth recycling centre.
The two new machines are a twenty tonne EC200E which was launched globally earlier this year and the slightly larger EC220E weighing in at twenty two tonnes.
Manager Dominic Sales. “Thetwo fourteen tonne machines have proved to be very reliable and the support from SMT GB when required has been excellent, which has prompted us to opt for the larger machines for the Portsmouth facility.“
The two new machines fulfill two specific applications at L&S Waste Management’s Portsmouth facility.
The EC200E equipped with a selector grapple is in charge of sorting the incoming material which is comprised of general industrial inert waste, skip waste, rubble and demolition waste.
Powered by a four-cylinder Stage V compliant Volvo engine developing 156 nett hp, the EC200E is well specified for this application. For example the machine is equipped with hose rupture valves to the boom and dipper cylinders, quick fit hydraulics, hammer/shear lines and the optional X3 rotation circuit to operate the selector grab.
The machine has an ample working geometry thanks to the combination of the 5.7m boom and 2.9m dipper arm allowing it to maintain a relatively static position for sorting and rehandling.
The slightly larger EC220E was chosen primarily to load concrete, rubble and hardcore into a primary crusher and also to break larger oversized material with the aid of a hydraulic hammer and a hydraulic pulveriser. “It was the flow and operating pressure requirements of the pulverizer that dictated the choice of the EC220E,“ continues Dominic.
“The larger six cyclinder engine together with the optional two pump flow on the machine compared to the EC200E provides 330 litres of flow at 380 bar pressure which is sufficient to run the pulverizer, with plenty of reserve for operating the hammer.“
Fairport’s new contract with The Salvation Army
Fairport Containers Ltd (Fairport), the UK’s largest provider of clothing banks and waste containers refurbishment, has announced its new contract with Salvation Army Trading Company for Bank Transport & Refurbishment.
Fairport has expanded both its vehicle fleet and personnel to fulfil the requirements of this new contract and work has already commenced.
Steve Collinson, Managing Director of Fairport commented: “This is a great partnership for Fairport and we are thrilled to be working with The Salvation Army. This exemplifies our existing success within the Charity and Public Sectors and further endorses why organisations like Salvation Army Trading Company trust our expertise and proven results in large scale project management.”
Aaron Johnson, Project Manager at Salvation Army Trading Company said: “The partnership with Fairport enables us to deliver thousands of clothing banks across the country at ease and complete high volume projects. Our clothing banks are a fundamental component of recycling and prevent textiles going to landfill. We are pleased with the work Fairport has already done and look forward to our continued relationship.”
Salvation Army Trading Company operates over 8,000 textile banks across the country and reuse over 40,000 tonnes annually. Over the last 10 years, it has contributed over £76 million to further The Salvation Army’s vital charitable work.