edie feature articles on this day... for February 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in February 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999


February 2008

Blackpool outfall gets new dimension

A three-dimensional image of a new pressure chamber and discharge system at a Blackpool pumping station gave a clearer picture for all parties concerned, writes GHA Livigunn's Chris Edwards

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Investing to protect the water network

Investment in the security of the water network has moved beyond the legislated upgrades required of our service reservoirs. Michael Miles of Technocover looks at new areas of focus for enhancing the protection of water infrastructure

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Scottish solution equips itself for reclamation

A recycling plant is reclaiming up to 95% from the raw materials it is receiving from Scotland and North-east England thanks to cutting-edge equipment

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· The struggle to stay within the law

· Lessons from retail royalty

· Steady flow of data helps manage floods

· Viridor gives operatives skills for the future

· Case Study: interest free loans can help small firms cut bills

· Wetlands experts debate impact of flooding on biodiversity

· Case study: How a modern office improved its energy efficiency



February 2007

Plastic bottles set to get sorted

Alternative Waste Solutions (AWS) has opened a post-consumer plastic bottle sorting plant in Lincolnshire. A major buyer of all grades of waste plastics as well as steel cans, AWS found itself exporting over 20,000 tonnes of mixed plastic bottles to the Far East.

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Kerbside organics easy mover

A Randalls Simpak 1800 waste compactor, with specially designed transit containers, has been supplied to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - the local government body of the Western Isles of Scotland - as part of a pioneering waste management scheme.

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Flood defence: Get the right product

Climate change is placing a strain on traditional drainage. But the building industry is still wrestling with the implications of having to design and construct flood alleviation systems. Michelle Fleming looks at the issues at stake.

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· Are you ready for Weee?

· Pollution under the spotlight

· The sky's the limit

· Capital investment

· Ireland must do more to protect wildlife

· Unpopular birds species must be protected too, Europe rules

· Mil-tek aids Plymouth



February 2004

New online vehicle management tool

Drawing on its wide experience, brs Truck Rental has developed an internet-based vehicle management aid which can take the pain out of scheduling essential vehicle servicing programmes. LAWE Editor, Alexander Catto, explores the potential for this online system, launched recently under the tap™ ban

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Heil wins business from Heathrow to the Borders

Recent orders for Heil range from the Home Counties to the Scottish Borders. Sweeney Environmental Ltd, a specialist in the collection and recycling of construction waste in London and the Home Counties, has bought two Heil Big Bite Rear End Loaders to operate on Heathrow'a Terminal 5 construction s

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Environmental factors influence van selection

Vans and light vehicles have an important role to play across the environmental services and waste management sectors. An important advantage, in environmental and tax terms, is the vehicle's ability to run on alternative fuels.

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· On-line effluent monitoring savings

· Cryogenics keep VOCs in the cold

· So, how does the law lie?

· Software adds sophistication to vehicle operations

· Onyx Environmental invests in waste handling nationwide

· Transport and RCVs opt for sustainable solutions

· Providing timely and valid air quality information via human-centered electronic services: the APNEE-TU project



February 1999

Massive savings achieved in joint project

Paul Taylor, Logistics Manager at Bertand Faure

Another waste minimisation project, sponsored by the Vale of White Horse District Council and the Environment Agency, has helped 11 businesses to save over £600,000 in the last year. These findings are outlined in a new booklet, Saving thousands.

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Going underground

There is increasing evidence that groundwater, which provides around 35% of the nation's drinking water, is polluted beneath a large number of industrialised areas. (In the Birmingham and Coventry areas alone, over 80% of boreholes sampled showed evidence of pollution of trichloroethylene, a solvent

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DTA downstream demonstration

The Direct Toxicity Assessment (DTA) Demonstration Programme, a collaborative R&D project involving regulators and regulated industry to assess methods and practicalities of ecotoxicological assessment based on ecological quality rather than just chemical criteria, has been undergoing trial in the U

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· BIOTECHNOLOGY CUTS COSTS IN VOC ABATEMENT

· Monitoring of VOC Emissions keeps industry on the right side of the law.

· SWIG w&wt s&a q&a

· Environmental information put to the TESS

· Comply with me...

· PM measurement spurs monitor development