Battery manufacturers charged with task of making product safer
With less than a year to go until the new EU Batteries Directive becomes national law, UK battery producers must take practical steps now to ensure that their products and practices confirm to the stringent requirements of the directive. Here Karine Dalleau, consultant at WSP Environmental, outlines the changes.
Special Report – Beyond municipal waste
Household recycling continues to grab the headlines in the mainstream media as we are bombarded with stories from those whipping up the fear of government interference and loss of liberties with tales of the 'spy in your bin', to more positive articles proclaiming the public has embraced recycling, despite the fact we might be lagging behind some of our neighbours.
Opening up London’s ‘Blue Ribbon Network’ – building freight capacity on the capital’s canals
A working canal network has the potential to efficiently ship construction materials into the heart of the Eastend as London gears up for the Olympics - and perhaps more importantly, to get rid of the waste. TfL's Paul Dumble, Richard Rutter of British Waterways and Phil Wright of Peter Brett Associates considered the issues.
Commercial composting provides food for thought
The retail sector and food manufacturers produce a mountain of waste but, unlike householders, they cannot simply throw it in the compost and wait for it to rot down. The Compost Association told edie about the obstacles in the way of recycling waste from the commercial sector.
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