Month: February 2005
Demand grows for waste weighing equipment in Ireland
The growing market for weighing equipment, including on-board equipment, spurred by the new legislation in Ireland requiring payment by weight or by use for waste, was reflected in the presence of leading weighing specialists at IRWM 2004, held in Dublin in November last year.
New StreetNOx selected for urban air quality monitoring
Air quality monitoring has come a long way since sulphur dioxide bubblers were first introduced, to monitor smogs, in the 1950s. Having largely removed the problems of SO2 from urban air quality, today's concerns in urban areas are now focused on the effects of traffic pollution.
Recycled materials used to build recycling centre
Recently completed, Hampshire County Council's new household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at Winchester has been hailed as the flagship for recycling and sustainable development, not only in Hampshire but also throughout Southern England. Built on the site of the old Bar End depot, it features an innovative two level rotunda design providing quick and easy access for vehicles. This has been achieved by positioning the waste bays and receptacles at the lower level with the cars unloading from the upper level.
IT maps out new perspectives on land conservation
Aerial photography, allied to IT data systems, offers a new perspective on the surveying and management of a wide range of land and conservation operations. In a recent development aerial photography company BlueSky has created a digital photo-map of a large area of the Norfolk Broads on behalf of the Broads Authority. The total area flown will comprise 557 km2 of the Broads Executive Area, which covers all the river valleys in the area. Flown at 25cm ground resolution the photography provides a detailed snap shot of the region for the purposes of conservation, planning and day to day management of this popular tourist area.
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