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  • Naturesave Insurance Ecohouse for the Homeless
    Naturesave Insurance

    Environment Times is raising money for the homeless by creating a 'virtual ecohouse'. Naturesave Insurance is one of the donors. They write: "Naturesave Insurance is a leading UK green and ethical insurance provider providing cover for homes, business, charities and community organisations across the UK. We have been recommended by Ethical Consumer and awarded the top ethical rating for insurance by The Good Shopping Guide.

  • Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group Water
    Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group

    Easing the cost of phosphorous removal in AMP7 How will you ensure accurate dosing of chemicals? by Bruce Quilter, Sector Specialist - Industrial & Environmental, WMFTG

    Treatment chemicals are the largest cost to water companies. Chemical use lies at the forefront of cost-saving plans as the water industry in England and Wales enters the new regulatory asset management period (AMP7). They also carry a heavy embedded carbon footprint due to the scale of production and transportation they represent.

  • Milestone Design Ltd Ecohouse for the Homeless
    Milestone Design Ltd

    Britain's first producer of totally green kitchens of recycled content, all the way from Ilkley West Yorkshire

    Environment Times is raising money for the homeless by creating a 'virtual ecohouse'. Milestone Design is one of the donors. They write: "Our first faltering steps into eco design began in 2006 when our directors, Julian and Jan Richards, were sat at home treating themselves to the odd gin & tonic or two(ish). At some point of the evening one of them said, "Go on then ... we've been recycling for ages and I've never seen a thing in the shops that's made from the things we recycle.... what CAN we actually buy that's recycled?"

  • Atlas Copco Compressors Water
    Atlas Copco Compressors

    Atlas Copco offers versatile air blower technologies for clean water and wastewater treatment

    Atlas Copco provides a full scope of air blower technologies for the UK water and wastewater sector. All our blowers provide guaranteed oil-free air, reliably and for years on end. They are designed to enable water and wastewater companies to reduce energy costs and lower their total cost of ownership.

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Pollution

Highways England has launched a study into whether surface water which runs off roads affects the level of microplastics in the environment.

The concept design for a vessel and recovery system to remove surface plastic flotsam from rivers in South East Asia has been completed by Longitude Engineering, a marine industry specialist and member company of the LOC Group.

COVID-19 has devastated lives and communities and will have a horrendous impact on the economy, but it has also revealed some environmental truths that we as humans may not want to hear. Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our reliance on motorised methods of transportation, have an insidious and detrimental impact on our environment and ultimately our health... Rob Lillywhite, from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick reviews the impacts of covid-19 and the environment, from transport, noise pollution and aerial pollutants.

Research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam will reveal immune cells that recognise and attack microplastics will die quickly as a result of the contact.

A charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC), who campaign to reverse the effects of industrialisation on the UK's rivers has commented on Ofwat imposing the biggest fine ever on a water company for "significant breaches of its licence conditions and its statutory duties." They write....

A community-focussed project aimed at encouraging parents and children to walk to school in Nottinghamshire has seen a commercial company of air quality experts join forces with a not-for-profit organisation.

Each time an item of clothing is washed up to 700,000 microscopic fibres make their way into our oceans, where they are swallowed by sea life and become incorporated into the food chain, potentially ending up on our plates, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The average fine per prosecution brought by the Environment Agency against companies has increased six-fold in the last five years, according to research from global law firm Clyde & Co, but the amount of prosecutions has decreased in the same period.

Microplastics were present in all of 188 mussel samples in the River Ouse, a new study by a University of Brighton student has found.

Over two fifths, 43%, of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, new figures reveal. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, surveyed over 1,000 children aged six to 15 years old about their attitudes towards air pollution and the actions they think should be taken to help clean up the air.

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