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Waste collection workers trial wearable technology at Wolverhampton site

A couple of innovative pilot schemes aimed at improving employee safety and wellbeing are being trialed by Amey. One of these uses the latest ‘wearable’ …

Air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics, say researchers

Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air …

Smart meters often give false readings, study shows

Some electricity meters are prone to giving false readings – up to almost six times higher than the actual energy consumed, according to a study carried out …

Brexit offers a chance to rethink waste policy, says thinktank

In a new report, Going Round in Circles, UK think tank Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new …

Budget 2017 misses the mark on sustainability challenges, say industry groups

Responses to the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s 2017 Budget have so far been muted from professional groups and others working in the sustainability sphere. It …

Study highlights individual countries’ contributions to environmental issues

A new study by the price comparison website MoneySuperMarket released on 2 March appears to reveal how people impact their environment, both in the UK and …

It’s ‘make or break time for the microbeads ban’, say campaigners

On the day the Government’s microbeads consultation closes (1 March), businesses have joined environmental campaigners in calling for a comprehensive ban on …

Domestic energy-from-waste unit wins Government funding

A seemingly ground-breaking energy-from-waste domestic heating system has been awarded support from the Government’s Innovate Energy Game Changer fund, …

BPF Pipes Group supports new standard for water pipes in contaminated land

The BPF Pipes Group has added its support to the new British Standard (BS 8588) for polyethylene pressure pipe with an aluminium barrier layer and associated …

New waste site applications down 20% as spending cuts hit, says law firm

The number of planning applications to build new environmentally-friendly waste management sites has dropped by 20% in a year, to 189 in 2015/16 from 237 in …

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