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Lords committee alarmed at impending chemical chaos after Brexit

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has expressed concern after hearing from Minister Thérèse Coffey MP on 18 July about what Brexit means for …

July roundtable brings together WEEE leading figures to discuss UK target setting

In early July, stakeholders from the UK’s EEE production and WEEE reuse and recycling sector convened for a roundtable debate to discuss the evidential basis …

Swedish island nature reserve goes off the water grid

A Swedish Baltic island seemingly renowned for its natural beauty is shifting away from its old water access model towards a self-reliant, local generation …

“Tide may be turning” for UK anaerobic digestion industry, says ADBA

Renewable technology has “bright future” despite recent difficulties, says industry body Global AD and biogas tradeshow strikes positive note after tough …

Water companies need to do more to protect the environment, says EA report

Water companies need to do more to protect the environment, says a new Environment Agency report published on 11 July 2018. Although there has been a gradual …

Trade body warns MPs nationalisation would put water industry achievements at risk

Parliamentarians have been seemingly warned about the risks involved in any move to nationalise the water industry, with investment, service improvements, …

Sifting gold from the junk: London firm to stage an exhibition of valuable items people have thrown away

As the public fascination with what dwells in our sewage and trash seemingly develops unabated, its perhaps timely that an exhibition is to be staged over the …

Government’s post-Brexit fisheries proposals are vague on how they will achieve world leading sustainable fisheries say conservationists

Lack of detail on sustainability objectives for new Fisheries Bill is of real concern, says MCS UK marine charity the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says …

Quarry firm in Cornwall fined for supplying asbestos-contaminated waste

A Cornish waste disposal company has been ordered to pay £26,500 in fines and costs for illegally handling and disposing of hazardous waste, according to a 28 …

Water utility uses AI to manage energy

North West water firm United Utilities is using artificial intelligence to deliver a flexible approach to energy management. The technology, powered by energy …

Experts highlight far reaching impact of new EU emission rules on industry and potential risk of fines and disciplinary action

Thousands of British companies face potential fines and disciplinary action, including the closing of facilities, for failing to take account of the far …

Scots public advised to have their say on deposit return schemes

Members of the public are being called upon to have their say on how deposit return could work best for Scotland …

US NGOs challenge EU decision on wood burning

A large group of US-based environmental and forest-protection groups has united to challenge the EU for its decision to continue to label the indiscriminate …

Mixing food waste and sewage: Key debate earmarked by organisers of Global Biogas Expo

Ofwat’s kickstart to the burgeoning £780M bioresources market promises to make an important conference session about combining sewage sludge and food waste …

John Lewis pilots pick up ‘buyback’ service for unwanted clothing

To help reduce the 300,000 tonnes of clothing which gets sent to landfill each year in the UK, John Lewis is piloting a service in which customers can have any …

Closing the loop: Real-time air-quality data used to control hybrid engines in Leeds trial

Monitoring technology from air-quality modelling expert EarthSense has provided real-time data for trials into the use of low-emission vehicles to improve air …

Major retailers and others back Leeds campaign to boost ‘on-the-go’ recycling

#LeedsByExample campaign set to pilot new ways of improving recycling rates The environmental behaviour change charity Hubbub and recycling compliance scheme …

Endangered water voles given a new sanctuary in South Yorkshire

Environmental consultancy Ecus Ltd has joined forces with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) to provide a new …

End-of-life bin lorry refitted to operate electrically

A refuse collection vehicle at the end of its normal working life has been repowered with an electric motor and is due to shortly begin real world trials in …

Plasma treatment gasification method selected for UK waste-to-jet-fuel project

Advanced Plasma Power (APP) has been selected by renewable fuels company Velocys, as the preferred gasification technology provider to support its project to …

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