Category Archives: waste management

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Manufacturers face ‘significant barriers’ on energy-saving

UK manufacturing bosses have told their ‘union’ and the energy giant npower that, when it comes to managing gas and electricity costs, they face “significant barriers”, including extensive payback periods for the cash they put into saving energy. In answer … Continue reading

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Fighting CD pirates helps Recycled UK to a record year

Recycled UK, which reckons to be one of the UK’s largest secure destruction facilities, has announced a record year and boasted the creation of 10 new jobs. Recycled UK, which now employs 28 people at its Coseley site, added more … Continue reading

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UK’s best factories announced

Cranfield School of Management has announced which British factories have been shortlisted for its prestigious 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFAs). The awards programme, now in its 22nd year, celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK and is run by Cranfield School … Continue reading

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Manufacturing sector ‘too focused on quick, easy energy wins’

With manufacturing being responsible for the lion’s share of British industry’s consumption of 320TWh of energy and the emission of 95 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, an industry expert says the sector has been too focused on implementing easy and … Continue reading

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ISO 14001 paves way for new contracts at RDM

The Coventry-based engineering firm RDM Group is planning to cut energy usage by 20% per year and take £75,000 of waste out of its manufacturing and operational process after securing ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. RDM also said the newly-won accreditatuion … Continue reading

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New plant set to boost sales and create jobs

A £750,000 investment in a new glass beneficiation plant (pictured) is set to boost sales and create 10 new jobs at  Middlesbrough-based Ward Recycling. The new plant will enable Ward, which employs 140 people across the UK, to boost sales … Continue reading

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