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News round-up 19/1

Edoc changes hands; HGV survey; waste expert joins Ricardo-AEA; Abestos technology patent

Edoc changes hands

Ownership of edoc (electronic duty of care) has now transferred from the Environment Agency to Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the in Northern Ireland’s Department of Environment.

Defra resource management minister Dan Rogerson said: “edoc’s online system is a convenient alternative to completing and storing paper waste transfer notes, already helping over 2,000 businesses save time and money while complying with their legal duty of care.

“We are committed to supporting edoc for the foreseeable future and are encouraging businesses to go digital, through the edoc Technical Advisory Group and our work with the resource industry and CIWM.”

Press Release

HGV survey

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) is researching heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operations in London on behalf of Transport for London in order to improve safety for HGV drivers and road users.

TRL would like anyone that is involved with or had experience of driving, operating or procuring the services of HGVs in London (inside the M25) to take part in an anonymous on-line survey.

This includes: owners and directors of companies which operate HGVs; fleet managers; transport managers; line managers responsible for HGV drivers; drivers of HGVs (including agency drivers); clients contracting HGV operators.

TRL

Waste expert joins Ricardo-AEA

Stephen Wise

Operational and technical waste industry expert Stephen Wise has joined Ricardo-AEA’s resource efficiency and waste management practice.

Wise has over 15 years’ experience in waste management, operating municipal and commercial collection fleets and overseeing the implementation of a range of waste management technologies, including in-vessel composting, anaerobic digestion, mechanical biological treatment and materials recycling facilties. 

In previous roles, Wise has worked as Neales Waste Management’s group operations, QSHEE and technology director, Shanks Waste Management’s technical director, and general manager for SITA Organics.

Press Release

Windsor obtains patent for asbestos treatment

Windsor Integrated Services Group has acquired global patents for ARI Technologies’ thermochemical conversion technology to treat asbestos.

This clean technology destroys asbestos fibres and produces a non-hazardous product that can be used in many construction applications.

The UK currently disposes of more than 210,000 tonnes of fibrous and cement bonded asbestos in landfill each year.

Tony Windsor, managing director of Windsor Integrated Services Group, said: “This technology will set a worldwide precedent for managing asbestos waste.

Press Release

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