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Issue : 22 June 2007

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  • CDs go green at AsdaSubscription

    News22 June, 2007

    Asda will become the first UK supermarket to stock a new range of environmentally friendly CD packaging.

  • Essex salad grower pioneers green compost projectSubscription

    News22 June, 2007

    A salad grower based near Colchester is pioneering an innovative project to encourage farmers to use green waste compost on their crops.

  • Murfitt fined for illegal tyre storageSubscription

    News22 June, 2007

    Tyre recycling firm Murfitt Industries has been fined a total of £5,000 for illegally storing shredded tyres near homes, a lake and nature reserve. Murfitt was fined £4,000 for storing waste without a waste management licence and £1,000 for failing to remove waste tyres. Mildenhall Magistrates court, in Suffolk, also awarded a further £2,718 in costs to the Environment Agency which brought the case. The Murfitt site in Station Road, Lakenheath, ...

  • NISP to head to ChinaSubscription

    News22 June, 2007

      The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) will be heading to China in ...

  • RWM hosts Variety Club charity dinnerSubscription

    News22 June, 2007

    A charity dinner is to be held during the annual RWM exhibition in aid of the Variety Club. The night will be a not-for-profit event, with all the profits raised going directly to charity. It will take place on September 12 at the Gallery Suite in the NEC, where the exhibition is being held. To raise money there will be a charity auction, table sales and raffles and some companies have already donated prizes for the event. Prize donations ...

  • SMEs show green intent but lack regs know-howSubscription

    News22 June, 2007

    A YouGov survey has found that small business owners are concerned about the environment but many admit they arent familiar with the relevant industry regulations. Government website NetRegs commissioned the survey, which found that 74% of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) polled felt good environmental practice was important. While 79% said they knew more about environmental issues than they did five years ago. A huge majority, 86%, said it was ...

  • Net Waste Method launched to help reach waste neutralitySubscription

    News21 June, 2007

    Construction professionals working towards waste neutrality have been offered assistance in the guise of the Net Waste Method, launched by the Wastes & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). WRAP head of construction Mike Watson explained: As a result of its appearance in public policy documents such as Defras Waste Strategy, the goal of waste neutrality is gaining increasing recognition in the construction industry. This has generated a growing need for ...

  • Seed of recycling message is plantedSubscription

    News21 June, 2007

    A flower bed planted with the recycling logo and words Recycle Now will continue to spread the recycling message after initially promoting Recycle Now Week. Planted by Telford & Wrekin Council, the eyecatching flower bed is prominently placed next to traffic lights in the area of Ketley.

  • Worms are killing the planet, says top researcher - COMMENT UPDATESubscription

    News21 June, 2007

    Worm composting could be doing more harm than good to the environment, a leading researcher claimed today. Jim Frederickson, senior research fellow at the Open Universities faculty of technology, said: Worms produce a significant amount of greenhouse ...

  • CIWM training helps construction professionals tackle wasteSubscription

    News20 June, 2007

    The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is launching a training course to help equip construction professionals for potential changes in Government legislation as well as covering waste management and minimisation. This launch comes ahead of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs proposals to introduce Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs). Proposals would require managers of construction projects worth more than £250,000 to ...

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