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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

UK ENVIRONMENT AGENCY STOCKPILE JACKBOX

Hesco patented flood barrier JACKBOX™ has successfully won the UK Environment Agency (EA) tender for 10Km of temporary flood defence, to be stored at strategic locations across the UK, for emergency flood deployment.

ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK GETS SUSTAINABLE SUDS TREATMENT WITH HYDRO'S POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Aberdeen's new International Business Park, built next to the City's International Airport, is delivering a best-practice Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) scheme using filtration and bioretention technologies from Hydro International to meet strict planning and pollutant removal criteria.

GULLADUFF GETS THE JACOPA TREATMENT

Wastewater treatment and services experts Jacopa have installed new rotating biological contactors (RBCs) and other equipment to ensure the village of Gulladuff, Northern Ireland, enjoys excellent wastewater treatment.

JACOPA PACKAGED RBC's FOR HENLLAN WWWT PLANT

Jacopa has delivered two of its packaged rotating biological contactors (RBCs) to help a wastewater treatment plant in rural south-west Wales meet a more stringent Natural Resources Wales discharge consent.

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SAVES £50,000 ON WATER BILL WITH HWM DATA LOGGERS

Plymouth University has saved more than £50,000 in water consumption costs with the help of half-hourly data loggers from water and asset monitoring specialist HWM.

BOSKER® BREAKS OUT AT PUMP CENTRE

Screening is the first line of defence for treatment works and at the Pump Centre 2016 Jacopa presented the very latest in trash rake technology from renowned manufacturer Bosker®.

CLIMATE CHANGE PRESSURE FOR WATER SECTOR

The CIWEM Annual Conference, held in the Royal Geographic Society in London highlighted how the landmark new Paris climate change agreement will help concentrate water industry efforts to reduce energy consumption.

ANOTHER BRIDGE SCRAPER CONTRACT FOR JACOPA

Wastewater treatment and services experts Jacopa have won a prestigious contract to refurbish four bridge scrapers on settlement tanks at Worcester wastewater treatment works.