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Plastics

The debrief: How a waste company is closing the loop for plastic ...

The debrief: How a waste company  is closing the loop for plastic

Biffa combined its in-house knowledge with expertise from across Europe to build the UK’s first recycling plant turning PET back into food-grade PET

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Reporting

Streamlined energy and carbon reporting: 6 things you need to know

New rules on how companies report their energy use and carbon emissions come into force today. ENDS takes you through what you need to know about streamlined energy and carbon reporting

Environmental management systems

Waste and materials environmental impact assessments guidance launched

Environmental professional body IEMA has published a guide aimed at providing the key terms, concepts and considerations for assessing the environmental impacts and effects of materials and waste, as part of the environmental impact assessments process

Water

RPS wins Thames Water’s £2.5m chemicals investigation tender

Thames Water has contracted environmental consultancy RPS to supply sampling, laboratory analysis and reporting services for chemical pollution in wastewater and rivers

Land, Ecology & Development

IEMA launches digital EIA guidance

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment has launched new guidance outlining how the industry can embrace digital practices throughout the environmental impact assessment process, the adoption of which is likely to accelerate during the coronavirus pandemic

Soil pollution

DEFRA’s ‘staggering underinvestment’ in soil monitoring revealed by FOI

DEFRA is spending just 0.4% of its total environment monitoring budget on soil monitoring each year, according to a Freedom of Information request response

Analysis

Sustainability

Coronavirus: Professional environmental bodies offer advice in ‘challenging times’

Coronavirus: Professional environmental bodies offer advice in ‘challenging times’

Environmental professional bodies have offered safety advice to their members, while querying if they count as ‘key workers’ and considering what impacts the viral crisis could have on compliance. Gareth Simkins investigates

Brexit Hub Research/science

After Brexit: Should the UK rejoin the EEA?

While the UK is out of the European Environment Agency, common reporting on green issues will be vital to upholding a level playing field after the transition period. Is rejoining the agency the answer?

Waste water & sewage

The debrief: How a simple change helped a luxury carmaker slash its water use

Having switched to renewable electricity and gas, Bentley Motors has turned its attention to reducing water use at its Crewe factory. A first-of-its-kind project is projected to save hundreds of thousands of litres a year

Land, Ecology & Development

Why cities are failing to harness digital technology to make green gains

£104bn is expected to be invested annually in smart city technologies by 2021, according to the International Data Corporation. But some fear the potential environmental gains are not being given enough weight in digital strategies

Environmental Politics

West Midlands plans for net zero by 2041

The West Midlands Combined Authority has proposed reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 13% each year to 2041, in reaction to the climate crisis

Sustainability

Key changes in the consultancy market in 2019

In 2019 the UK environmental consultancy market saw a number of key acquisitions and people moves. Here's what you need to know

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