Yorkshire firms to demonstrate waste reduction benefits

A £400,000 project to demonstrate to UK industry the potential benefits of using cleaner technology has been launched in a polluted industrial catchment in Yorkshire. The project is modelled on a recent scheme in the Netherlands which found that many waste minimisation measures either came free or paid for themselves within a year.

Initiated by the Centre for Exploitation of Science and Technology (CEST), the project will help up to ten companies in the catchments of the Aire and Calder rivers in Yorkshire to audit their processes and identify options for wastewater reduction.

The scheme is being sponsored by HM Inspectorate of Pollution, Yorkshire Water, the National Rivers Authority and the BOC Foundation for the Environment. They will provide £300,000, with

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