Nearly half of urban children worried about air pollution near their school
Over two fifths, 43%, of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, new figures reveal. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, surveyed over 1,000 children aged six to 15 years old about their attitudes towards air pollution and the actions they think should be taken to help clean up the air.
UK soil loss means our descendants will struggle with future harvests and river quality
UK soil is being destroyed at 10 times the rate it is being created, costing £1.2 billion annually in England and Wales - but only a fraction of the cost, £10 million pounds a year in England, is needed to ensure the agricultural sector is still productive at the end of the century, and this would reverse the declining health of our rivers, claim a coalition of interest groups.
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IRISH DRAINAGE SPECIALIST CUTS LANDFILL VOLUME COSTS
Irish drainage specialist JC Enviro, looking to significantly reduce its landfill burden, has invested in a mobile dewatering unit will allow the extraction of rag and grit from a variety of waste water systems, including digester cleanouts, storm tank cleaning and gully waste. The new equipment comes from waste solutions company, CDEnviro.
IMPACT AIR SYSTEMS TO LAUNCH 'TRY BEFORE YOU BUY' KITS AT RWM 2016
Global waste extraction and separation specialists, Impact Air Systems, will launch their new ‘try before you buy’ testing kits at this year’s Resource and Waste Management Exhibition 2016, as a leaning towards further innovation.
BIOGAS UPGRADING MADE SIMPLE
Purac Puregas Ltd has delivered and installed a CApure Biogas Upgrading Plant for a private company in Wiltshire. The plant was fully assembled and rigorously tested in their manufacturing facility prior to shipment, making installation and commissioning a speedy matter.
CROMWELL POLYTHENE SECURES MAJOR COMPOSTABLES CONTRACT FOR NEW FOOD WASTE RECYCLING SCHEME
Cromwell Polythene has won a major contract to supply 7.3 million compostable kitchen caddy liners to East Lothian Council in East Scotland, which has introduced a food waste kerbside collection scheme to boost its recycling rate and comply with legislative targets.
WASTES PLOUGHED BACK TO THE LAND
On the reclaimed peat mosslands of Merseyside and West Lancashire, a generations old family farm is using the green wastes from the likes of multinational food companies down to small charities to create a top quality organic compost - and with minimal carbon footprint. Environment Times' Editor Duncan Ashcroft went to visit...