Nov 17 Envirolink Northwest has provided funding to Tameside-based PVC Recycling Ltd so it can keep developing machinery that can process post-consumer waste and turn PVCu waste into pellets that can become fencing, gate posts and windows.
Nov 19 Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Ltd and the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) open the Waithlands Resource Recovery Centre in Rochdale. It will treat kerbside collected garden and kitchen waste within an enclosed building, to create a compost material for use in horticulture and agriculture.
Nov 20 North west bus maker Optare has signed a deal with a technology firm to use a dual-fuel conversion system, which enables engines to run on a mixture of diesel and bio-methane gas, This leads to reduced fuel cost and considerably lower noise and emission levels.
Nov 23 Manchester City Council’s planning committee controversially approves plans to create a new cargo hangar at Manchester Airport World Freight Terminal . Two cottages on Hasty Lane, Ringway will be demolished to make way for a new 200,000 sq ft depot
Nov 23 Manchester-based developer Sky Properties plans to build the Green Lane Eco Park on disused industrial land off Green Lane in Salford. The new facility would, if approved by Salford City Council, treat and manage about 240,000 tonnes of local business waste each year through a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant and a Gasification plant.
The plans are firstly going out to public consultation with residents and organisations in the area around Green Lane. A three-day public consultation event will then happen at Monton House Hotel in Monton on December 3, 5 and 6.
Nov 23 The partnership between Kro and Foundation is launched (see MCFly 35, 36 and 37) Customers will be asked to donate 1 per cent of food bills to the the offset fund and Kro will itself commit 1 per cent of each buffet order received.