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LOW EMISSION ZONES: ARE THEY EFFECTIVE?

In last week’s blog, we looked at what low emission zones are and how they could be beneficial. This week …

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Section 61 – Noise Consent

What is Section 61?
Control of Pollution Act 1974 dictates the regulatory powers for controlling noise and vibration (among many …

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Three Years On: Has the 5p Bag Charge Made a Difference?

It has been almost three years since the Government implemented the 5p charge for single-use plastic carrier bags sold in …

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Reducing Plastic Waste – How can we minimise this in everyday life?

Plastic is found in so many things around us. Whilst most plastics are labelled to be recyclable, the reality is …

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Why recover phosphate from wastewater?

“life can multiply until all phosphorus is gone, and then there is an inexorable halt which nothing can prevent…We may …

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Particulate Monitoring Matters – part 2

Particulate pollution poses a considerable risk to human health and presents a far greater complexity than most other forms of …

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The Agricultural Water Footprint

Both water and agriculture are essential for life. Society cannot function without a secure source of affordable food products, and …

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The Importance of Biodiversity

What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the variety of all living organisms on Earth. This includes terrestrial, marine and other aquatic …

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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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Why monitor phosphate levels in water?

Nutrient pollution is a widespread and challenging environmental issue caused by excess nitrogen and phosphate in air and water. This …

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How can you manage your contractors to reduce pollution risk?

There have been a number of prosecutions recently where the company prosecuted was not the company that caused the incident: …

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Why is it important to stay within your trade effluent consent limits?

If you discharge effluent to the sewer system, you will need permission from your sewerage undertaker.  You will be granted …

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Why do I need to consider firewater risk?

In our previous blog on what information you need to apply for an environmental permit (that you can read here), …

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Are you meeting your legal requirements for oil storage?

There are many reasons why you might store oil on your site and there are legal requirements surrounding storage of …