GREEN INITIATIVES - 25.06.2020
It’s good to share
The Chair of the Environment Agency has spoken of the importance of “disclosure” as a tool to drive environmental improvement. What does it mean and what are the benefits to organisations which participate?
WASTE - 25.06.2020
Neighbours run ragged by waste criminal
A director has been found guilty following persistent breaches of his company’s waste permit. How did his actions lead to multiple neighbour complaints and ultimately land him in court?
CONTAMINATED LAND - 01.06.2020
Contaminated land know-how
If you have been granted planning permission for land which was previously contaminated, you may experience problems during development. Use our safety briefing to prepare workers for what’s to come.
AIR POLLUTION - 01.06.2020
Coronavirus clean air saved lives
Step change. There’s been much anecdotal evidence of a reduction in pollution as a result of the pandemic, but now this has been backed up by researchers. A study by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air examined the effects of reduced fossil fuel use in Europe. Over a 30-day period oil and coal use went down by a third, resulting in a 40% reduction in the average level of nitrogen dioxide pollution and a 10% reduction in particulate matter in air. Because of this, there’s a rallying call for governments to come out of the pandemic through a strengthened green economy and this study is likely to be one of many providing evidence which governments cannot ignore. ...
CORONAVIRUS - POLLUTION - 01.06.2020
Blocked sewers: a side effect of the pandemic
Water companies across the country are reporting an increase in the number of sewer blockages and overflows as a by-product of people panic buying during the lockdown. What’s the story?
CORONAVIRUS - 27.04.2020
Managing risks during the lockdown
If you’re shutting down some or all of your premises you should take steps to prevent any environmental damage. Where should you focus your efforts?