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.
New Recycling Test Facility
Following an increase in the demand for material testing, Bunting Magnetics Europe has constructed a new recycling test facility at their Master Magnets manufacturing operation in Redditch. Initially, the facility will house two models of Stainless-Steel Magnetic Separator and an Eddy Current Separator.
The European Union's efforts to create and maintain clean and healthy bathing water began forty years ago when the first Bathing Water Directive was issued. The annual bathing water report published this month throws a spotlight on the the value of the legislation and the years of investment in waste water infrastructure and other pollution reduction measures.
Suffolk based Greene King, now the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer, has made a £900,000 cost reduction with a water consumption saving equivalent to 304 million pints.
Auto Windscreens expects to save 8.3 million litres of water and around £80k a year by ditching the traditional carwash in favour of Eco Touch's Waterless Car Wash to keep its fleet looking pristine.
A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Kenya is to benefit from a cash legacy of Sue White, a former Professor at Cranfield University, and Leicestershire based aerial mapping company Bluesky who will provide financial and technical support for the Cranfield PhD project to improve water resource management. Long-term reforestation and sustainable agriculture will be supported with inspiring methods that can be used in other regions.
Fracking's status and risks to the water environment have been reviewed from developments over the last two years by the authoritative Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) - with the main risk seen as the management of flowback and spills of returned water.
A study of 1,101 UK adults has highlight the nation's bad flushing habits, and the worst cities for them. Birmingham came out on top, with 87% flushing items deemed unsuitable for drainage systems, including 42% swilling sewer clogging fats, oils and greases down the plughole, while Edinburgh flushed the most dental floss. Although Glasgow has the best British record when it comes to looking after their plumbing, 22% of its citizens flush cigarette butts down the toilet.
An unconventional flood defence technology that holds back river water in the hills above low-lying towns and cities could help prevent future misery as climate change makes severe and intense events more likely, say engineering technology experts.
Environmental campaign group WWF UK are urging UK businesses to face up to their responsibility in the global water crisis, because nearly half of UK imports are from countries with a high risk of water scarcity.
Eco-innovation funding is up for grabs for business and organisations looking to upgrade their laundry equipment and drastically reduce its water, energy and detergent use, by using a proven pioneering technology.
A plumber from Essex who invented a water saving toilet block device has agreed deals with Home Bargains and Aqualogic to secure nationwide distribution for the environmentally friendly product.