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Recycling plant blaze: call for ban on Chinese lanterns

A FIRE BROKE out in a factory in Smethwick, Birmingham, on Sunday 30th June where 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling bundle material was set alight by a Chinese lantern, prompting calls for a ban.   Approximately firefighters were called out to J&A Young recycling plant to battle the flames, which saw smoke plumes rise 6,000…
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