Go-Ahead expands air-filtering bus fleet following trial success
• Go-Ahead will increase its unique fleet of air-cleaning vehicles, deploying five buses in Southampton by end of 2019.
• Results from initial pilot show that one bus has the capacity to draw 65g of particulates from the air over 100 days – just over the weight of a tennis ball.
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RWM 2019 - showguides
Trade Shows & Conferences
Free RWM showguides are being posted this month
In just 5 short weeks, 14,000 environmental professionals will flood to the UK's largest recycling and waste management event; RWM exhibition. Very soon show tickets and the official RWM 2019 showguide will be delivered to RWM ticket holders in the post. The showguides are everything you need to plan your day; including show highlights, speaker profiles, the exhibitor directory, full timetable and floorplan.
Energy & Resource Management
Sensor solutions for predictive maintenance of wind turbines and generators
Precision sensor technologies are not only proving their value during the production and testing of wind turbines, but also in the real time condition monitoring of operationally active onshore and offshore wind farms, says Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK.
Resource & 'Waste'
High rates of contamination in recycled materials have prompted the Recycling Association to advise 'if in doubt throw it out when recycling at home', because the public are often unsure whether household items are recyclable or not.
Adrian Griffiths, CEO of Recycling Technologies, feels strongly that plastics should and can be dealt with at home to solve ocean pollution. He writes....
Adrian Griffiths, Founder and CEO at Recycling Technologies gives his opinion on the recent poor statistic for plastic recycling .....
The Kia Oval and the England Cricket team have joined forces to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used at the Oval cricket ground during its forthcoming 100th historic Test. Partnering with Sky Ocean Rescue, this is part of Kia Oval's aspiration to becoming a plastic free venue.
A coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean which reprocesses the waste from coffee into Coffee Logs, a fuel for the home, is set to expand across the UK, and has received a Highly-Commended award for the Circular Economy Project of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, and was also shortlisted for recognition at the National Recycling Awards.
The weekly bin collection may get dumped in history because a waste firm and university have won Government backing for a self-contained Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU) that could potentially make every home a micro-power plant, save families up to 15% on fuel bills and solve waste management problem at source.
A blast furnace slag grinding plant, once a casualty of the financial crisis, has been re-opened by Hanson at Teesport Docks in Middlesbrough, creating 20 new jobs and recycling an industry by-product into concrete.
A region's network power operator has pioneered an environmentally friendly approach to regenerating oil which extends the life of its power equipment and keeps costs down for customers across the North West of England.
After 6 years of research, a commercially viable process to recover wood fibre from the huge amounts of waste medium-density fibreboard is close to reality.
The public are being encourged to shoot photographs of new green 'beast' bin lorries, following waste firm Biffa's team up with celebrity environmentalist Bill Oddie to launch its new 7-strong fleet of distinctive monster-painted trucks dubbed 'The Wasteaters'.