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    Cover story – 'Splashes' on water quality - Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the health of our rivers?.



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    Bradshaw battery operated tow tractor

    Bradshaw releases third generation T800 8-tonne battery operated tow tractor

    The four-wheel, 8-tonne tow tractor on the market, the T800 has been a popular model for more than 25 years. It is used for baggage towing in airports, line feed in manufacturing, waste movement, bin towing, and many other applications.

  • Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions Air Quality
    Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions

    Science & Technology Key for Better Indoor Air Quality

    To keep our minds sharp and our bodies healthy, we need to breathe in approximately 18kg of air a day. This is a lot of air, especially when you consider that we eat just 1.3kg of food and drink 1.4kg of water per day. A large proportion of this air is consumed within buildings that we live, work and sleep in, in fact, a report from the European Commission indicates that Europeans now spend up to 90% of their time inside.

  • Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX Energy & Resource Management
    Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX

    Lord Redesdale, EMEX Conference Chair, says: "We have so much to discuss and achieve to drive forward energy efficiency and Net Zero," and has put together answers to the main questions raised about the well established EMEX exhibition and conference, which for 2021 takes place next Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 at ExCeL in London's docklands. 

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Resource & 'Waste'

Amazon will now no longer pack items with plastic air pillows for orders shipped from its fulfilment centres in the UK, replacing it with 100% recycled and recyclable packing paper.

Super bugs in sewage are helping to convert steelmaking emissions into sustainable raw materials for other industries, a new project led by the University of South Wales has discovered.

Rail operator, Govia Thameslink Railway has announced a 90% recycling rate ahead of today's Global Recycling Day, aiming to deliver the highest recycling rate of any station on the rail network. Since the installation of a Mobile Segregation Unit  at Brighton Station in September 2021, the facility has prevented 160 tonnes of waste going into incineration – equivalent of 32 elephants.

More than 100,000 used nappies are being repurposed for a road resurfacing trial this month, with the backing of the Welsh Government, along a 1.4 mile stretch of the A487 between Cardigan to Aberystwyth. The new initiative is between eco-friendly baby care business Pura and nappy recyclers NappiCycle. 

Schoolchildren from five Kent primary schools have collected 300 wheelie bins of cardboard in packaging company DS Smith's Young Recyclers pilot scheme, which aims to educate the next generation on the importance of a sustainable circular society and economy.

James Cropper has launched a coloured paper range using dye derived from plant extract which would have otherwise been wasted. The English Lake District-based company claims the new Wainwright Colours from Nature range is a first for the modern papermaking industry, and is the latest in a list of innovations they have nurtured to create value from waste streams.

The President of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Dr Adam Read, has called for global leaders to recognise the crucial role that recycling and resource management has to play in supporting decarbonisation, branding the lack of 'resources and waste' representation in the COP26 programme a 'critical oversight'.

A Plastic Park in the North West of England is set to recycle 367,500 tonnes of plastic and help slash carbon emissions on the road to net zero, if planners give the go-ahead.

The Company Shop Group has revealed that the total number of surplus food and product items it has redistributed within the last year has reached over 80 million, collectively saving its network of members over £64million on their food bill.

Online electricals retailer AO says that plastics extracted from old fridges collected from its customers' homes will be used to create brand new sustainable ventilation products.

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