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Business diversification for recycling firm keen to tackle plastic waste

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Riverdale Paper has invested in a new UNTHA QR shredder to support the company’s business diversification.

The Gateshead firm quickly established itself as the North East’s leading paper recycler. But contracts with some of the UK’s largest commercial organisations in retail, financial services and public arenas, has seen demand for Riverdale’s wider expertise grow.

Now, the team is being increasingly tasked with tackling plastic waste including polypropylene, HDPE and pre-consumer material from the automotive industry, to name just a few. With volumes of around five tonnes per week, the QR1700 therefore made for the perfect purchase.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:08


Industry-leading Waste-to-Energy firm appoints Scriba PR

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Food waste and Energy-from-Waste (EfW) expert Tidy Planet has appointed technical public relations specialist Scriba PR to help fuel its 2018 growth strategy.

Specialising in organic waste management solutions, the company has become internationally renowned for supplying innovative, waste-recycling products. This has seen the firm develop bespoke solutions for household names such as Gatwick Airport, DHL, BP and Liz Earle Beauty Co., to name just a few.

With 17 years’ experience in the organic waste recycling and EfW sector and an expanding portfolio of international clients, Tidy Planet is now looking to further raise its industry profile through a strategic communications collaboration with the B2B agency.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 May 2018 11:01


Local opticians group becomes first in UK to launch contact lens recycling scheme

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The Valli Group of Opticians has become the first company in the UK to offer a contact lens recycling scheme and it has come at just the right time for Holmfirth’s Rosalyn Raine.

Rosalyn decided to embark on a #plasticfreeweek in January but couldn’t find anywhere to recycle her contact lenses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2018 14:52


Free guides and buffers on pH and conductivity measurement

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Learn practical hints and tips to ensure accurate, reliable measurements by downloading one of METTLER TOLEDO's complimentary guides on pH or conductivity measurement. Simply visit:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:34


Grant of extension to scope: Pseudomonas & TVC in endoscopy and dialysis waters

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ALS Environmental are delighted to announce that their extension to scope has been granted for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and TVC in endoscopy and dialysis waters. They have satisfactorily submitted their request to UKAS and can now confirm that they have accreditation for these tests in this matrix type. Endoscopy and dialysis waters are considered to be part of their recently defined 'Ultra-Pure waters' matrix.

To see the updated UKAS schedule of accreditation, please click here.