- Rechip Flood Defence Water
Trial to Take the P Out
As European directives drive ever more stringent consents for phosphorus removal, utilities are seeking technologies that can remove phosphorus from wastewater to the new lower levels required. However, achieving this economically with conventional technology is a challenge and innovative new solutions are required.
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The built environment industry can influence the resilience, sustainability and quality of homes, buildings and elements of infrastructure and cities. Global scientific evidence and strategies, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, are giving a clear message: it is now time to think the unthinkable to make change happen.
- Celtic Recycling Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical
Attractive looking plastic free zones have been introduced by London supermarket Thornton's Budgens store in Camden's Belsize Park. In 10 weeks the store has managed to assemble more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.
Kellogg's has announced that by the end of 2025 it will be on track for 100 per cent of its packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable, including a new reward-based solution to encourage people to recycle Pringles cans and the introduction of recycle-ready cereal pouches.
Shell has opened applications for Shell Springboard 2019: a national programme that awards £350,000 no-strings funding to support cutting-edge low-carbon UK Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Noel Morrin, Executive Vice President for Sustainability at Stora Enso writes: "Here's a bold statement but, we think, a true one: anything made from fossil-fuel materials today, can be made from a tree tomorrow. That means a future where there are sustainable alternatives to plastics, created from the fibres from the forest.
Efforts to monitor and manage the impacts of the tropical forestry sector are being hindered, due to many companies failing to accurately disclose where they operate – leaving biodiverse forests at risk of unsustainable exploitation. This is just one finding of an in-depth evaluation of forestry companies, published by ZSL - the Zoological Society of London.
Suranga Herath, CEO of English Tea Shop and winner of the National Business Award for Sustainability in 2017, gives his view on business and greenwash .......
Stora Enso, a Finnish headquarted company who aim to replace fossil-based materials by developing products based mostly on wood, has launched 'Lineo' a bio-based lignin as a renewable replacement for oil-based glue. Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree.
As an intial bid to phase out single use plastic packaging, the British Museum are introducing impulse bags of sweets which are wrapped in compostable, transparent packaging which breaks down and disappears in soil in six to 12 weeks. Regular biodegradable bags can take decades to degrade and can leave a residue in the soil.
Britain's largest modern forest, situated in the Ochil Hills of central Scotland, has been praised as the way forward by the UK's Environment Secretary for mixing successful commercial timber production with habitats for endangered wildlife and recreational amenties.
Jack Cornick, Team Leader Health, Safety & Construction at recruitment consultancy Allen & York, looks at the jobs market and current skills trends as the Ecobuild 2018 show nears....