Day: 1 August 2000
Initiative on show at Paignton parade
The waste industry took the opportunity at the annual IWM event presented at Torbay to reveal details of a major move to get its message across to the country at large. The National Waste Awareness Initiative (NWAI), which is backed by a steering group of around 50 public, private and voluntary groups in the sector, held a breakfast meeting during the conference under the auspices of IWM, to promote its aims and objects.
Pollution failures mar improving record
Environmental regulation of industry is cutting thousands of tonnes in emissions of substances that damage health and the environment, the Environment Agency reports, but continuing pollution failures by businesses across England and Wales are marring environmental gains it says.
Advances in education add professional edge
A continuing drive to improve educational and training standards across the environmental and waste sectors reflects the demand for better qualified personnel throughout the environmental disciplines, through waste management and in the critical area of street and on-site operations. In this special feature LAWE reports on recent developments in the institutions and industry bodies which are giving all those involved in the environmental and waste areas an increasingly professional edge through training.
Industry raises alarm over packaging recovery targets
The argument between commercial interests affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations and the Government over where target levels should be set, received renewed impetus last month with a call by leading compliance group, Valpak, for no increase in UK recovery targets next year.
Survey tracks trends in recycling
The latest in LAWE's series of Tracking Trends supplements examines the key issues of waste minimisation and recycling raised by the publication of the Government's Waste Strategy for England and Wales. The move to meet tough waste reduction and recycling targets set by Environment Minister Michael Meacher against a background of EU Directives was given a boost by funds allocated in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review. This special section includes an extensive Preview of the forthcoming Recycling Exhibition at the NEC, beginning on page 18.
Ebb and flow
For many years, flow measurement was, technologically, the poor relation of instrumentation. Even by the mid 1980s the majority of flowmeters sold were still differential pressure flowmeters, practically developed in the early part of the century. Terry Cousins, SGS, charts the recent surge.
A drain on resources
Effluent, grey water, dirty water - call it anything you like, except "waste water". According to Roger Clark, process and engineering manager at Waterlink, extending or replacing your effluent plant with one or more of an increasing number of treatment options could dramatically reduce your water bills, and minimise environmental risk.
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