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Meteor Communications Ltd
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.
- Metasphere Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical
Biffa saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions transporting material by rail
Waste firm Biffa reveals it has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions by switching to the usage of rail links for the transportation of mostly inert waste material to its facilities. This follows the Group's strategic rail partnership with GB Railfreight to increase its capacity for transportation via rail, thereby reducing its reliance on road haulage. Since last year, the Group has transported over 600,000 tonnes of inert waste by rail.
Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, will soon start a pilot test of its forthcoming Volta Zero with DPD, a leading UK parcel delivery service.
An award-winning waste plastic roads company, MacRebur, who got the idea for using waste plastics in roads and car parks after witnessing landfill waste pickers in India melting the scavenged material for pothole infilling, is working with Cumbria County Council to lay the first waste plastic highway in the UK be funded by the Department for Transport.
A UK developer & inventor company, Faradion, could take the lead in the battery market away from its current dependency on China. The global market is set to boom as utility-scale energy storage and electric transport expands.
The number of employees joining the Cycle to Work scheme has more than doubled as commuters make plans for returning to the workplace, amid growing concerns about the safety of using public transport as lockdown eases, but calls are made to extend the scheme's benefits for the self employed.
Royal Mail Group Ltd, the owner of one of Europe's largest fleets, has signed a deal with EDF in the UK to deliver electric vehicle infrastructure. This will support Royal Mail Group's aims under the Optimise Prime Project – the world's largest commercial electric vehicle project.
Logistics company UPS and the University of Dublin's Trinity College have announced a five-year partnership to drive sustainable solutions for Dublin.
Innovative deployment of solar lighting and power generation has resulted in a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales achieving 97% diesel-free operation. And the project's leaders, Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd, feel it has proved the viability of a sustainable 'Site of the Future'.
There has been enough debate over the need to improve urban air quality. Now's the time for decisive action to be taken to ensure air quality targets are achieved and to meet the public demand for cleaner air and reduced traffic congestion, say Ashley Bijster, Managing Director of Imperial, and Tim Daniels, Sales Director of Videalert.
As part of the strategic partnership between the Automobile Association and Chargemaster, which is now part of BP, all 4,000 or so AA inspected hotels and B&Bs are being offered the opportunity to have electric vehicle charging points installed at no cost and integrated into the UK's largest public network.