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Logistics plans require urgent scale-up of e-cargo bike usage

Emergency road closures, widening of footways and the creation of new pop-up cycleways means bikes are likely to be the fastest way of getting around cities like London, Manchester, and Birmingham as the UK eases slowly back to work. Just ...

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ECA survey finds half of councils are unsure of their carbon footprint

According to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA, almost half of local authorities in England do not know their own carbon footprint, Overall, 93 out of 214 local authorities (43 per cent) say that they ...

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Research reveals pattern between waste management collection systems and worker absence rates

Changing waste collection systems used by councils in the UK could reduce staff absences due to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), a new study has shown. Research by the University of Greenwich, published in the Resources, Conservation and Recycling journal, has investigated ...

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Serco’s environmental business secures deals worth £120m

Serco’s Environmental Services business has signed a new contract with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead as well as securing a number of other contract extensions across some of its existing local authority customers. In Windsor and Maidenhead, Serco ...

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Social value guidance for LAs published by UKGBC

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has released its latest guidance document, detailing how local authorities can help ensure that new construction and property development in their area positively impacts people and communities by delivering social value. ‘Driving social value ...

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Rubbish revolution

Technology is transforming the humble refuse bin into a tool for increased operational efficiency and cost savings, says Mark Jenkins, Sales Director at Egbert Taylor Group The social value of the bin has considerably increased. It has transitioned from being ...

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