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How can we monitor phosphate levels in water?

Nutrient pollution is both pervasive and costly; it causes a major environmental challenge. The nutrients nitrogen and phosphorous are essential …

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Does the bioeconomy strategy make environmental sense?

In last week’s blog we outlined the aims of the bioeconomy strategy and looked at how it has the potential …

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Could the bioeconomy strategy affect your business?

In the current world, where resources are becoming increasingly scarce, a number of challenges are faced in order to attempt …

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Invasive Alien Species not welcome in the EU – part 2

Last week’s blog looked at the new measures put into place by the European Commission against invasive alien species in …

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Invasive alien species not welcome in the EU – part 1

The European Commission has made a significant step towards minimising loss of biodiversity by creating its first list of invasive …

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Fly-tipping – what are the costs?

If you read our previous two-part blog on ‘why businesses should divert waste from landfill sites’ , then you will …

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The need for Sentencing Guidelines for environmental crimes – Part 2 

Last week’s blog focused on the Sentencing Guidelines for environmental crimes. They were introduced in 2014 to ensure that courts …

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The need for Sentencing Guidelines for environmental crimes – Part 1 

Managing waste responsibly and legally comes at a cost, and sometimes companies are tempted to break the law when dealing …

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Why Businesses Should be Diverting Waste from Landfill – Part 2

Last week’s blog provided an overview of why businesses should be diverting waste from landfill. This week, we take a …

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Why Businesses Should be Diverting Waste From Landfill – Part 1

Throughout the UK, businesses have been setting themselves ambitious targets to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill. …

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Pioneering guidelines aim to end recycling confusion – Part 2

Last week’s blog provided an overview of the National Recycling Guidelines.  This week’s blog ponders how useful they are and what …

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Pioneering guidelines aim to end recycling confusion – Part 1

The waste management industry has joined forces to draw-up the UK’s first ever National Recycling Guidelines.
 
Local authorities, waste …

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Focus on the Paris Climate Change Agreement – Part 2

The Paris Agreement on climate change has come into force – but what has actually been agreed? Last week’s blog …

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