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  • Sturgeon launches net-zero Scottish National Investment Bank Business
    Sturgeon launches net-zero Scottish National Investment Bank

    The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is claimed to be the UK's first mission-led net-zero development bank and it is being capitalised by the Scottish Government with £2 billion over ten years.

  • 40 North England pea farmers collaborate with Birds Eye to cut carbon Food
    40 North England pea farmers collaborate with Birds Eye to cut carbon

    A collaborative, farm-based environmental project launched in East Yorkshire could significantly cut CO2 levels by using cover crops between pea harvests, and at its core are more than 40 farmers from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire who grow peas for Nomad Foods-owned Birds Eye.

  • Commons' Environmental Audit Committee react to PM's 10-point carbon plan Politics
    Commons' Environmental Audit Committee react to PM's 10-point carbon plan

    Reacting to the Prime Minister's 10-point plan on the UK reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Environmental Audit Committee Chairman Philip Dunne MP said: "The Prime Minister's 10-point plan to build back greener, and supporting 250,000 green jobs, is an important commitment a year out from hosting COP26. But it is disappointing that of the £12billion funding in the plan, only £4billion is new.

  • Arjowiggins' new see-through paper takes on plastic packaging Business
    Arjowiggins' new see-through paper takes on plastic packaging

    Paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta – a translucent, functional barrier paper that has been proven to preserve the quality of food and cosmetics just as well as conventional plastics.

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Water

The alternative to using Penstock Valves for water containment pollution

There is now an alternative to using Penstock Valves for water pollution containment - the ToggleBlokTM pollution containment device which is manufactured and installed by David Cole's team at Penstock Solutions.

Post pandemic environmental monitoring
Author: Matt Dibbs, Managing Director Meteor Communications Ltd

The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria.

Fentex Limited is the largest Spill Control manufacturer in UK with the largest range of spill control products designed, manufactured and packaged in the UK

As the largest manufacturer of spill kits in the UK with over 200 type of emergency spill kit. Our absorbents can control leaks and spills of practically any liquid from a small mercury spill to a can of oil up to a 2000 litre chemical spill. We are constantly developing absorbents for new, and existing, problems.

Liquid sampling pioneers still offering cutting edge technology

Sirco Controls Limited were among pioneers of the first automatic vary sampler, and since then they have continuously developed innovative ways to sample all types of liquids, waste water and sewage and that is what has made Sirco one of the world's leading sampler manufacturers.

New water level monitor is mobile-friendly

OTT HydroMet has launched a new all-in-one wireless water level logger that can be used for the remote monitoring of surface or groundwater. Simple to set up and run with a mobile phone, the OTT ecoLog 1000 has been designed for long-term applications, even in remote locations, and is able to issue warnings automatically to help manage or avoid the problematic conditions that can occur when water levels rise.

 Sobye Trial Success

The ‘Sobye’ self-cleaning belt filter from Jacopa’s Swedish manufacturing partner, Nordic Water provides an automatic, compact solution for primary treatment to replace settlement tanks. The filter has recently undergone extremely successful trials at a unique Scottish Water test facility demonstrating excellent process performance and proving the effectiveness of the system.

Groundbreaking SuDS Material Tackles Highway Metals Pollution

A groundbreaking new sustainable drainage material has addressed the challenge of removing toxic heavy metals pollution from highway runoff with a versatile solution that will be simple for highways authorities to incorporate into roadside schemes, writes SDS Market Development Manager, Jo Bradley.

Wastewater Equipment on Show

For 2019 the Pump Centre's flagship conference and exhibition is being rebranded as the Water Equipment Show and as usual leading wastewater solutions and services specialist Jacopa will be playing a leading role at the event, presenting the company's latest technology, ideas and innovations to tackle current and future wastewater treatment challenges.

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