Health & safety
Casella launches intrinsically safe low flow pump for chemical exposure monitoring
Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has launched its advanced and lightweight low flow pump, the VAPex Pro. The elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee's levels of chemical exposure, saving occupational hygienists' crucial time in their working day.
Energy & Resource Management
Prolectric Acquires the Solatainer Solar Generator
Prolectric, the UK's fast-growing supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The Prolectric acquisition includes all Solatainer assets and intellectual property.
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.
Trade Shows & Conferences
RWM is the UK's largest trade show for recycling and waste management, providing the biggest platform for the latest innovations shaping the sustainability sector.
Resource & 'Waste'
We shouldn't dismiss recycling exports because of a minority of bad apples - that's the message from the UK's Recycling Association, following news that Malaysia is returning containers of materials back to the UK and other countries.
Heat treatment experts at the Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde have teamed up with Enva, formerly William Tracey Group, to further research into a sustainable initiative that could save up to 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill each year.
An initiative from recycling campaign #LeedsByExample means that students at Leeds Beckett University can now donate money to the homeless while they recycle their plastic bottles and cans or paper cups on campus - and targets millennials who eat most on the go than other age groups but recycle the least.
The WasteAid's charity's first ever photography competition encourages people to look at waste through a different lens, and inspire them to see the materials as a valuable resource.
Marston's, the brewery and pub group which operates over 1,600 pubs, have confirmed that 100% of the estate, including all of its managed houses and taverns are now operating as Zero to Waste Landfill two years ahead of their own target.
Funding of over £3m has been given for four projects comprising a new plastics recycling partnership, Project Beacon, which has the potential to recycle all plastics in Scotland and beyond – even those that currently can’t be recycled.
Cornish lithium, a crucial material for electric car batteries, is being prospected for from space - an unobtrusive method of mining exploration.
Online retailer Ocado have published a total food waste figure of 0.02% – just 1 in 6,000 items, a near zero waste figure. Ocado's automated business model is built on efficiency and low waste, and tackling the food redistribution strategy has become key, with 2,200 tonnes of food donated in 2017 alone.
Knauf Insulation and Veolia have opened a £10 million glass recycling facility in St Helens, Merseyside whereby 60,000 tonnes of used glass bottles and jars will now be given a new lease of life each year as energy-saving insulation. Fittingly, the town has been well known for glass making, including pioneering the float glass window method, for hundreds of years.
The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 report brings attention to the growing worldwide issue of e-waste ranging from mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys - with facts and predictions showing large increases and risks to both the environment and human health.