How plasma technology can reduce the environmental impact of disposable vapes

Disposable e-cigarettes or vapes are big business, they are also a big problem for the environment. David Deegan of Tetronics suggests a solution that’s...

Portable, high-volume sampling for asbestos

This article contains paid for content produced in collaboration with Airbox. High-volume air sampling is a method used to assess airborne asbestos concentrations in buildings....

New Veolia facility will handle hazardous waste in the South West

Waste and resources firm Veolia is launching a new specialist facility based in Avonmouth, near Bristol, to meet the growing demand for the safe...

Measurement of persistent organic pollutants: Recent progress profiled

By Gauthier Eppe Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that pose a significant threat to human health and the environment. Widely used during the...

Instant access to real-time airborne asbestos data

This article contains paid for content produced in collaboration with Alert Technology. Alert Technology writes: The award-winning ALERT PRO Connect is the world’s first and...

SMuRFs could help make nuclear decommissioning work safer

Nuclear power stations could be decommissioned in the future with the help of teams of autonomous robots known as the SMuRFs, scientists have suggested....

SEPA appeals for information to tackle waste crime in North Lanarkshire

SEPA was appealing to the public for information (on 28 September) to help with an investigation into potential illegal activity in North Lanarkshire in...

Comment: We’ll be digging up landfills within a decade

The earth has finite resources, and at some point, society will run low or even run out entirely of certain resources that it currently...

Government support called for as single-use vape disposal quadruples to over 5 million per...

The number of disposable single-use vapes thrown away has soared from 1.3 million to nearly 5 million per week, according to new research from...

New technologies for nuclear waste disposal: UK-Japan research collaboration kicks off

A new research collaboration brings together researchers and industrialists from the UK and Japan to explore novel ways to detect and dispose of radioactive...

Warning over disposing of expired hand sanitiser

A north-west waste management company has urged companies not to dump out-of-date hand sanitiser in the bin or tip the liquid down drains. Blackburn-based CSG...

New adsorbent removes radioactive caesium ions from nuclear wastewater

Selective adsorption of radioactive caesium ions (Cs+) in highly acidic conditions is a major challenge in nuclear powerplant wastewater treatment. In what's described as...

Veolia increases hazardous waste capacity with new regional facility in the north east

Veolia says it is increasing hazardous waste capacity in the north east with a new 20,000 tonnes per annum Hazardous Waste Transfer Station facility...

List presents safer chemicals for manufacturing IT products

  When it comes to chemicals used in the manufacture of IT products, very few have been studied for their impact on humans and the...

Tool aims to improve the assessment of chemical persistence in the environment

Consultancy firm Ricardo has developed a seemingly first of its kind Persistence Assessment Tool to provide manufacturers and importers of chemical substances and products,...

Veolia expands clinical and medical waste management services

Expanded capabilities will improve traditional clinical waste hierarchy positions and can lower the carbon emissions by around 70% compared to existing services Veolia says...

Review looks at challenges of hazardous waste in the EU

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has released a Review on the EU actions required to address the increasing amount of hazardous waste. The...

£1.4m funding for chemist’s research into hazardous materials handling

A University of Glasgow chemist is establishing a new research group with £1.4m in new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

Toxins in old toys an obstacle for circular economy

Old toys and dress-up items may contain toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, damage DNA or disrupt the future reproductive capacities of children, according...