Day: 1 December 2000
Qualified environmental decision making
The founding Dean of The Open University's Faculty of Technology, on the launch of its postgraduate programme in Environmental Decision Making late in 1996, said this: "I felt that a concern for and systematic study of the social and environmental aspects of technology was essential. Certainly environmental problems were approachable only by means of systemic and interdisciplinary methods and I felt convinced that any faculty of technology that did not concern itself with such problems could not claim to be modern or responsible, whether socially or academically."
Warwick Business School pre-empts Blair’s green initiative
Prime Minister Tony Blair called for a "constructive partnership" between government, business and environmentalists in his recent 'green agenda' speech. Warwick Business School, through its Corporate Citizenship unit, is already geared to help organisations in the UK and world-wide to understand and adopt the processes that are being demanded by communities and stressed in the speech made by Mr Blair.
Purpose-built handling equipment meets specific needs of the recycling industry
German manufacturer, Fuchs, which is part of the Schaeff Group, is in the forefront of developing purpose-built handling equipment applied on many recycling and rehandling sites in the UK, including the scrap metals and general rehandling industries. LAWE takes a look at the company's approach to manufacturing equipment engineered to the meet the specifications of this demanding market
JCB focuses on growth market in waste and recycling sector
JCB, the major British manufacturer of construction, agricultural and industrial materials handling equipment, highlights its commitment to the waste handling and waste management industries through an extensive range of established and recently introduced machines tailored for the waste sector
Tracked excavator boosts waste handling capability at Basingstoke
In order to improve operational efficiency in coping with the large quantities of domestic waste generated in the Basingstoke, Dean and Hart District Council areas, Basingstoke Skips has purchased a Case 1188CK Plus tracked hydraulic excavator for waste rehandling at the company's transfer station at Daneshill on the outskirts of Basingstoke.
Market leading sweeper manufacturer makes major investment in the future
UK manufacturer, Johnston Engineering, which lays claim to be the largest supplier of street cleansing equipment world-wide, has enjoyed a busy year, unveiling a string of initiatives to maintain its prized position as market leader. The latest shots in the Johnston locker include the acquisition of the Madvac range of pedestrian operated sweepers, a new financial package for customers, plus investment in robotics and after sales support
Street cleansing team makes clean sweep for Leicester’s “environment city” image
The city council's Street Cleansing Division plays a key role in enhancing Leicester's slogan which greets visitors of "Environment City". A fleet of compact Swingo sweepers from Schmidt helps the city maintain its clean image
Applied Sweepers moves into ‘next generation’
Applied Sweepers recently introduced the new Applied 424 'Hi-Speed' model. These "next generation" machines can utilise a 16kmph transit speed to travel independently and reach congested sweeping locations quickly. They can then be used on site in their "walk-behind" mode, before moving on to the next location.
Demountable sweeper body designed for Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400
A leading designer and manufacturer of mobile vacuum sweepers, Bucher Schorling, has designed and developed a new demountable sweeper body for the Unimog U400, one of the new generation of Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive implement carriers.
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