Day: 9 August 2005
The polluter pays – but who is the polluter?
In the first of a new series of articles addressing key Questions of Law affecting the environmental and waste sector, LAWE has invited co-authors Jonathan Ely, Solicitor, & Neil Toner, Partner, of Lewis Silkin, to comment on the "Circular Facilities Case" which has important implications for local authorities
Innovative circulation systems developed for in situ remediation
IEG Technologies UK Limited is a newly formed specialist company offering a range of revolutionary patented technologies for in-situ soil and groundwater remediation. Underpinned by an extensive track record gained on several hundred remediation projects completed over 15 years across Europe and the USA, IEG's patented Groundwater Circulation Well (GCW) can be used to achieve clean up targets quicker, cheaper, more intelligently and sustainably than other more conventional in situ techniques, the company states.
Technology Innovation winner cleans up on domestic front
Alpha Environmental Systems won the prestigious Innovation Award for Technology at the ICU Exhibition 2005 held at the NEC in Birmingham in May,in recognition of the company's carrying out the first successful chemical oxidation remediation at a domestic property in the UK. At this particular site chemical oxidation was utilised as part of a multiple technology remediation strategy.
Initiatives gather impetus across the spectrum
In this annual LAWE recycling sector review, which complements our Preview of RWM 2005, there is good news of progress on many fronts of campaigns and initiatives which are setting the UK on track to meet national goals for waste minimisation and recycling. Editor Alexander Catto reports.
Colour coding for construction waste boosts recycling
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), in collaboration with the Construction Confederation and the Scottish Waste Awareness Group (SWAG), has recently launched a new, easy and simple initiative to tackle construction waste by introducing colour-coding for skips. The English launch of the National Dest Segregation Colour Code was held at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, running simultaneously with the Scottish event at the Canniesburn Residential Development site, Bearsden.
Royal opening seals success of Hampshire waste policy
A Royal official opening of the final facility in a network of ultra-modern facilities built over the last five years to serve Hampshire's integrated waste strategy, marked the latest stage in the success of the project. This is a unique partnership between Hampshire County Council, two Unitary Authorities of Southampton and Portsmouth, the 11 District Councils, and Onyx. LAWE Editor Alexander Catto reports on the all round progress achieved by this flagship project in municipal waste management
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