Day: 19 December 2005
Smoking ban tipped to add to litter problem
The fag end of the proposed ban on smoking inside most public spaces is likely to result in an increased litter problem on the UK's streets as experience in Ireland has shown. Keep Britain Tidy is calling on restaurants and businesses across the country to install bins outside their premises to help avoid a build up of butts.
Euromec serves retail & localautority market sectors
Euromec, a leading supplier in the UK of industrial scrubbing and sweeping machines, is playing a key role in keeping the floors clean at Birmingham's Fort Shopping Park. The shopping centre, previously a Dunlop factory, has around 16,000 visitors per day. The grime generated by the shoppers is being tackled by a Boxer Diesel sweeping machine from Euromec.
Winter attachments aid council in tackling snow and ice
With predictions of a cold winter to come in the UK and Ireland, the Bobcat® range of winter attachments provides local authorities and their suppliers and contractors with the a customised solution for clearing snow and ice. From snow blowers and blades, buckets and sweepers for snow, to more specialist tools such as the Bobcat® super scraper and salt and sand spreader, attachments are available for rental and council fleets.
Is there a risk from avian flu on waste sites?
As concern has grown over the possible threat posed by the spread westwards of avian flu over recent weeks, bird nuisance control specialist, NBC Bird Solutions, reports that it has been contacted by a number of waste management personnel and concerned members of the public about the potential risk to them from birds - especially birds frequenting waste management sites. In this special contribution, the company summarises the current situation and addresses key questions which could arise in the event of the disease reaching the British Isles
How do you assess ‘whole life costs’ for sweepers?
Packaging the terminology to describe what residents and businesses expect of local authorities has become an exercise in itself. The latest municipal "buzz phrase" is "whole life costs". The aims and objectives of this concept are admirable, but how does this approach work in practice? Street sweeper manufacturer, Schmidt UK Ltd, outlines key factors that affect "whole life costs", citing case studies of its equipment in action
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