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'
Construction work on Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park has reached another milestone – with a 55metre high steel stack now in place following a week-long installation programme. It is the tallest section of the facility.
Doorstep donations to Clothes Aid have reached the £1m fundraising milestone for Macmillan Cancer Support, and also equate to 4 million garments being spared from landfill.
A patented technique of making construction aggregates from the residues of energy from waste has been given a boost as construction begins on an Avonmouth plant.
A Yorkshire chemical manufacturer has gone a shade greener after its freshly appointed Health and Safety Manager, Karen Waddington, is steering it on course to achieve zero landfill status.
At this freezing time of year, the Highways Agency again focuses its attention on keeping roads clear and ensuring sufficient supplies of road grit are available for spreading on the UK's carriageways. With over two million tonnes of rock salt and grit spread onto the road networks at a cost of over £150 million each year, it is with regret that in the last 12 months over one million tonnes of road sweepings and gully waste will have gone to landfill at a cost of £80 per tonne in landfill tax alone.
Aqua Enviro has won a prestigious WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland contract to identify ways to increase the value of digestate.
Aqua Enviro, a specialist environmental consultancy based in Wakefield in northern England, is undertaking research, supported by Eunomia, to discover new technologies which add value to bio-waste and digestate, ultimately helping to reduce the worldwide reliance on fossil fuels.
The British Retail Consortium is pointing out that contrary to popular belief, recent figures show that very little food waste comes from supermarkets and their depots, but over half comes from households.
A partnership in Kent between a young male offenders prison, a waste management company, and a social enterprise shop is celebrating the success of its "Re-love a bike" scheme which has seen more than 500 old bikes salvaged since June of last year and restored by prisoners for resale. The partners involved are FCC Environment, HMP Rochester (formerly known as Borstal Prison) and the Abacus Furniture Project.
Children are trying to find solutions to reduce marine litter, particularly plastics, and are educating their 'throwaway generation' parents abouth the issue following an event at the Plymouth waterfront, researchers from the city's university have found.
Three million tonnes of Christmas related rubbish in Britain is likely to be produced this year – enough to cover an area twice the size of London, including 4,500 tonnes of tin foil, 12,000 tonnes of dead Christmas trees and 9,300 tonnes of sprouts.