Turning the Spotlight on Food and Furnishings

Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com discusses how to implement successful schemes for re-use and recycling across major estates. Facilities managers are leading the way with the green transformation of estates, and considering the huge financial savings that can be made it’s no surprise. Alongside the introduction of renewable energy schemes, the FM sector has made great headway in two key…

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Effective recycling and waste management in the workplace

  As the legislative landscape around waste management and recycling continues to shift in line with the EU drive to become more environmentally friendly, it is important for FM professionals to be aware of current and upcoming changes and how these are likely to affect clients. Alastair Little, head of corporate accounts at Biffa, outlines the key waste and recycling…

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New spill control kits protect the environment

Safety and security specialists Bull Products have just extended their comprehensive range of spill control products for use in commerce and industry. Under the brand name Spilla-Bull™, the Bull Products range of spill control products allow companies and organisations to protect the environment wherever they operate. There are a host of different absorbent products for oil, maintenance, chemical, marine and spill…

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Sewage treatment plant helps popular country hotel expand its capacity

One year on from the installation of a market leading sewage treatment plant at a Devonshire country hotel and business is booming thanks to the capacity to now cater for extra guests. Deer Park Country Hotel in Devon installed the sewage treatment plant in March last year after local contractor, Water and Drainage Services, contacted Peterlee based company Premier Tech Aqua…

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A Mixed Bag: Approaching Segregated Waste Management

At the start of the year, significant new waste regulations came into force affecting businesses across the UK. In a bid to meet European Union (EU) environmental targets, legislation on waste management and collections is set to become increasingly stringent. Jo Williams, Head of FM accounts at leading waste management services provider, Biffa, outlines the key waste and recycling issues…

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Biowaste Treatment System Goes Global

  Suncombe has announced the global release of the EDS+™ BioWaste Treatment System for biologically hazardous waste decontamination and growth media sterilisation. The systems, certified to ASME and ISO/EN standards, are now suitable for local standardisation and offer dual controls in the local language and English. Following 5 years of successful internal and external testing Suncombe’s newest EDS+ system has…

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CSG drivers go digital

  Waste management specialist Cleansing Service Group is equipping its drivers with Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to improve operational efficiency and reduce paperwork. The first phase of the project, encompassing the company’s large fleet of sewage collection tankers, is currently being rolled out and the new electronic method of working has been well received by the drivers. CSG’s IT Manager…

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CSG Gets Thumbs-Up From Off-Mains Customers

Tens of thousands of UK households, mainly in rural areas, live without the benefit of mains drainage, relying instead on septic tanks and cesspits. But these are not ‘fit and forget’ alternatives. To keep them working to maximum efficiency they need regular maintenance such as routine emptying, cleaning and repair. Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has been providing these services since…

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