Environment Times - latest digital edition
Environment Times... Printed since 1993 and now also digital - read latest issue below
26 years of providing business, manufacturing and organisations with UK news of environmental good practice, as well as prosecutions. Features the sustainable use of air, water, land, nature & biodiversity, energy efficiency, corporate reports, opinions, new products & services, and industry news.
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Resource & 'Waste'
Schoolchildren are being inspired to seriously consider 'untrendy' careers in science and engineering following visits to a Berkshire waste-to-energy plant where Grundon, Viridor and Lakeside join forces to focus on providing STEM education.
The increasing UK homeless crisis, and people intoxicated from alcoholic drink or drugs, means that refuse collectors are living with the growing fear that they could accidentally kill a person sleeping in a commercial wheeled bin, as they attempt to stay warm for the night.
As we near the end of 2017, what has been achieved and what can we expect from 2018? Nick Oettinger, Managing Director at TFR GROUP discusses.
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.