Category Archives: Waste

Treatment and disposal of invasive non-native plants


Many Environmental Managers working across the construction sector or with Facilities Management for a number of sites will have experienced the dreaded Japanese Knotweed or its cousins; Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed. These plants are what is known as “Invasive … Continue reading

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Right Waste, Right Place Campaign


Speaking with prospective clients about their waste management often provokes conversations about the disposal costs & the bureaucracy of all the paperwork. Once I can move the discussion to the positive aspects of reviewing waste minimisation or recycling strategies to reduce … Continue reading

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Update on Apple’s Environmental Initiatives: Renewable energy & Recycling


It was good to see that the Environment featured highly in the recent Apple Keynote (21 March 2016) presenting their new products, such as the new Apple iPhone and iPad Pro. Indeed, nearly 15% of the hour-long keynote highlighted Apple’s … Continue reading

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New Waste Duty of Care published


A revised Duty of Care: Code of Practice has been published by the UK Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), which replaces the earlier version from March 1996. As with the previous version, it sets out practical guidance on how … Continue reading

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The Printer is Dead, Long Live the Printer…


Following on from an earlier post regarding the benefits of Freecycle (Freecycle – A great opportunity), I recently had a problem with my Lexmark Colour Laser Printer (a C543dn, for the technically minded). I would like to share with you, the … Continue reading

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Consultation: Waste Duty of Care


As readers of this site will recall, The (Waste) Duty of Care has been a legal requirement in the United Kingdom for nearly twenty years. However, the Duty of Care requirements have largely been overtaken by events specifically that it … Continue reading

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Environmental Charge on Plastic Shopping Bags in England


The United Kingdom Government has introduced new legislation, which will be implemented in England only later this year. The new legislation – The Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 (2015 No. 776) will require all large shops in … Continue reading

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