Day: 1 July 2002
Cementing a new path for remediation
Changing UK contaminated land policy, dwindling landfill capacity and new EU legislation on landfill will have a major impact on the way contaminated land is remediated. Castle Cement claims to have an answer in the form of its stabilisation solidification technology, which after some success in the USA and Europe, is about to be unleashed onto the UK remediation market.
Remediation: it’s all in the technique
Using specialists in the field of geology, hydrogeology, chemistry, biotechnology and engineering, INEX Ground Remediation specialises in the treatment of contaminated land, using multiple remediation techniques to unlock valuable land for development. One project which illustrates the company's abilities is Oakfield in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The site had seen several sorts of usage over the past century, ranging from a scrap yard, through landfill to a metal works. More recently, in the 1980s and 1990s, it was a brownfield site.
Composting plays growing role in waste strategy
Composting, which is a key link within the Waste Strategy in the drive to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill in the UK, should be given a boost by initiatives and policy decisions announced this year, including a national Composting Awareness event and a risk assessment by DEFRA on the composting of catering waste containing meat.
Competitive market shapes vehicle development
In the highly active RCV market the big prizes offered by public and private sectors buyers to chassis and body builders, plus lifting equipment and accessory suppliers, continue to stimulate innovation and improvements across the board as LAWE reports in the latest of the Tracking Trends series. Change is also the name of the game on the manufacturing front with major companies coming under new ownership or relocating production in response to increasing competition.
‘Best Value’ partnership map out the road ahead
The new regime imposed under the 'Best Value' concept is proving a catalyst in promoting partnerships between local authorities and their suppliers on the municipal vehicles front, involving also the fast growing hire, rental and contract leasing sector. These service providers offer a major market for RCVs and suppliers of bodies, lifting and ancillary equipment
Training takes priority in waste management sector
High standards of qualification and training are required at all levels throughout the environmental services and waste management sectors with training organisations, professional bodies and academic institutions continuously developing new choices for individuals and employers to meet the educational challenge posed by new methods of operation and ever stricter regulation
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