Leading engineering, sciences and project delivery firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has acquired Enviros, a multi-disciplinary sustainability, environmental and health and safety consultancy in the UK.
Defra Announces Body to Help Businesses and Communities Go Green Defra has announced a new body to help businesses and communities go green Defra is bringing together a range of bodies under WRAPâ€™s leadership to provide a one-stop-shop to help businesses, organisations and households become more resource efficient, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. The […]
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a Â£800,000 package to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills in Wales of which Â£100,000 to help Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. In Merthyr Tydfil, the funding will be used for a door-knocking campaign to encourage more households to recycle. The remainder of the Â£800,000 […]
A new Waste Design Guide titled; â€œDesigning Waste Facilities, a key guide to modern design in wasteâ€, has been produced by Enviros Consulting for Defra, in partnership with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This new document is expected to become a key reference document for waste professionals in the UK and […]
Technology industry â€œvery pleasedâ€ over WFD revisions 09-07-2008 The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) – the trade association for the environmental technology industry – has welcomed revisions to the Waste Framework Directive which were approved by the European Parliament last month. The group’s aim is to maximise opportunities for effective materials recovery without jeopardising environmental standards.Â […]
The Waster always likes to hear good news about landfill. So he was delighted to be able to pass this on… Global Warming Solution: Landfill Forests? Study: Growing, Then Burying, Trees To Stop Carbon Buildup The whole problem with global warming starts with digging up and burning the carbon from plants and animals, in the […]
Protestor gives Churchillian speech More than 150 angry residents filled a public meeting to protest against controversial plans for a new waste tip on the outskirts of Chorley. A planning application has been submitted to Lancashire County Council by disposal giants Biffa for a new landfill site close to its existing site in Abbey Village. […]
A ‘floating rubbish dump’ has been reported by Greenpeace. They describe a floating plastic trash vortex which swells to cover an area the size of Texas, and it is threatening wildlife in the Pacific. Due to prevailing currents and wind, huge masses of waste dumped in the seas accumulate in the North Pacific. As most […]