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Interserve JV reduces landfill waste by 97 per cent

Interserve joint venture Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has recycled 66 per cent of waste and diverted 97 per cent from landfill in 2019/20 after implementing a range of measures to minimise its environmental impact. Landmarc is the Defence Infrastructure Organisation ...

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Ensuring compliant wastewater treatment post-lockdown

Leisure and tourism businesses with onsite wastewater treatment plants are being offered guidance to ensure equipment is powered back up safely as premises begin to reopen doors and the transition back to normal operations continues. Following the reopening of businesses ...

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Pledge to Net Zero founders urge environment sector to continue tackling greenhouse gas emissions

Ahead of World Environment Day this Friday (5 June), the organisations behind Pledge to Net Zero have urged environmental services firms to remain steadfast in their commitment to reducing greenhouse gases in the sector, despite the short-term distractions of Covid-19. ...

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UK’s rotting waste could see coronavirus pandemic replaced by other diseases

Mountains of waste are being fly-tipped in epic proportions across Britain, as warnings are raised that the government risks replacing the coronavirus pandemic with a plague if councils keep recycling and waste tips shut during the lockdown. Security firm, the ...

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UKGBC publishes circular economy guides to encourage reuse and products as a service in the buildings industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published two new Implementation Packs to support project teams in applying circular principles in relation to reuse and Products as a Service (PaaS). The impetus to reduce waste and maximise resources by transitioning to a circular economy is being ...

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Will your back-up generators work in the event of a power outage?

Clearly there are big challenges facing all sectors today. Ensuring continuity of power is of critical importance at this challenging time. Gary Hickey, Specialist Fuel Divisions Director at Adler and Allan, explains the issues of microbial contamination in back-up generator ...

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Leafield’s cup bins support coffee cup recycling

Leafield Environmental, a Wiltshire based company are proud to have designed and manufactured a new coffee cup shaped bin to recycle single used coffee cups in high footfall areas, shopping centres and office environments. Leafield launched the Envirocup Grande Cup ...

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Auva Certification awards Capital Property Maintenance three ISO certifications with special guest Rt Hon. Priti Patel MP

Capital Property Maintenance Ltd, a specialist in building services, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications for quality, environmental and health and safety management systems by Auva Certification Ltd at a special ceremony held ...

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Success for Grundon’s FM teams at the Green Apple Awards

Ten facilities management teams working with Grundon Waste Management have won prestigious Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice across a range of different categories. These included three Gold Green Apples and, in the NHS & Healthcare Wastes Management category, ...

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Managing water-borne legionella

In many ways, water contamination seems like an issue consigned to history, yet outbreaks continue to occur causing illness and, in the worst cases, fatalities. In this article, Spencer Culley, Managing Director at Churchill Environmental discusses why thorough processes are ...

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