Hubbub Foundation UK, the charity creators of ‘Poly-Mer’ – the world’s first boat made from 99% recycled plastic waste - has been given £77,250 to take children on educational 'plastic fishing' trips in the River Thames docks near Canary Wharf to make more pollution-busting boats. Poly-Mer was launched at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London to raise awareness of the growing levels of plastic pollution in Britain’s waterways.
Environment Agency fisheries officers use a variety of techniques to go about trying to understand and manage fish stocks within The Relief Channel, a huge flood relief system in Norfolk.
This autumn electricity started flowing from the world's first floating wind farm operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar. The 30 MW Hywind Scotland pilot park will demonstrate the feasibility of future commercial floating wind farms that could be more than four times the size. This will further increase the global market potential for offshore wind energy.
An import by sail has saved over 1kg of carbon per bottle as Raymond Reynolds Ltd has shipped wines and olive oil from Portugal to England powered by wind, the vessel being managed and chartered by Brittany-based Trans Oceanic Wind Transport.
A video featuring resouce and waste management ambassadors catches up with Dan Cooke, Director of Viridor, Dr Gev Eduljee, External Affairs Director at Suez, Colin Church, CEO of CIWM and Paul Vanston, CEO of INCPEN to ask them a few questions on the recycling industry in the current climate.
Innovators from the Energy, Water, Recycling, Renewables and Waste Management communities will be brought together at RWM 2017, taking place from 12 to 14 September at the NEC Birmingham. This year combines the previously co-located Energy, Water, Renewables and RWM events – an expansion that reflects the merging and overlapping business opportunities in these sectors.
See the video footage below to find out what happened last year on day one of RWM, The Energy event, The Renewables and the Water Event. www.rwmexhibition.com
Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – during first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface.
Footage captured by aerial drones as part of a narwhal research camp in Tremblay Sound, Nunavut, Canada is giving biologists new insights into the behaviour of one of the world's most mysterious whales, the long tusked Narwhal. In the footage, a narwhal can be seen using quick taps of its tusk to stun Arctic cod, rendering them immobile and thus easier to capture and eat.
Recyclers Viridor have teamed up with packaging specialist Nextek to find a way to sort the supermarket food tray waste mountain.
Leak detectives are using Victorian 'sticks' to save 900 million litres of water hidden but leaking under the streets of north-west England.