Recycling Cutbacks Could Lead to Lack of Jobs

LetsRecycle.com has reported that Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman’s June Waste Review could lead to a lack of investment and jobs in the UK waste industry due to the scrapping of specific recycling targets being set.

Attacks by shadow Environment Secretary Jamie Reed indicate that England’s target of 50% household waste recycling is too low compared to the rest of the UK, with Scotland and Wales aiming for 70% of waste being recycled by 2025, creating thousands of jobs in the waste industry. Mr Reed has asked whether Mrs Spelman will “publish an assessment of how many English jobs will not now be created… as a result of her decision”.

Mrs Spelman has said that the 50% recycling target meets EU regulations and will lead to a greater emphasis on the management of landfills. These would create waste industry jobs in areas where they are needed, according to the councils that need such schemes, rather than forcing them upon certain areas.

Mr Reed replied to these comments by stating that the government has abandoned recycling targets in England which would help to “rebalance the economy” and have therefore begun “deterring investment” in the waste industry.

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Meet Our Environmental Industry Candidates

CK Science are specialists in recruitment for the Environmental Industry. We have a database full of high calibre candidates looking for a new position in the industry, here are a just a few that are currently based in the South of England.

 

Blend Technician                                                                                                                          

  • Reference: 91327
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £15,000+

A BSc level graduate in Chemistry who has gained experience in industry.

He has excellent knowledge and experience with TLC, NMR, IR, UV as well as other techniques.

He has had experience blending lubricant components up to a scale of 30kg.

Currently looking to further his skills, he is local to the area and flexible on salary.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

 

 

 

Organic Chemist                                                                                                                          

  • Reference: Sussex
  • Location: Local to the area
  • Salary: £20,000+

A BSc level candidate who has gained extensive experience in the Environmental industry.

He has excellent knowledge and experience with GLP, GMP, GCP, UKAS (including ISO17025 BS EN ISO9001:2008, BS EN ISO14001:2004 as well as others.)

His skill set include GCMS, HS-GC-MS, wet and analytical Chemistry amongst others.

He is local to the area and available immediately.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Environmental Analyst                                                                                              

  • Reference: 104963
  • Location: Southampton                                                                                                 
  • Salary: £Negotiable

A MSc level graduate who has gained industry experience within the Environmental Industry.

She has excellent knowledge of environmental consultancy policies as well as survey skills.

A driven individual with strong communication and organisational skills, she could utilise her skill set across various functions on site.

She lives within the local area, available immediately and flexible on salary.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Manager

  • Reference: 49859
  • Location: Nationwide                                                                    
  • Salary: Circ.£30,000

A MSc level graduate who has gained strong industry experience within the Environmental and Waste Industry.

He has excellent knowledge of all processes and site systems/standards including GLP, GMP, UKAS (ISO) etc.

His skill sets include a wide range of wet and analytical chemistry techniques including HPLC, UV/Visible Spectrophometer, FTIR and many more.

He also offers experience of managing small to medium size teams.

Currently looking to further his skills, he is very flexible on location and looking for a salary of c. £30k.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineer

  • Reference: 37108
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: £20,000+

A BSc level candidate who has gained  experience in the Water Treatment Industry.

She has excellent knowledge of maintaining Quality Systems (i.e ISO 9001, ISO 14001), running engineering projects across the site as well as liasing with suppliers and customers.

A driven individual with strong communication and organisational skills, she could utilise her skill set across various functions on site.

She is happy to relocate UK wide, available immediately and flexible on salary.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 870 026 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. 

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