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The Importance of Duty of Care

Duty of Care: Defined
Duty of Care can be defined as: ‘an organisation’s responsibility to ensure all reasonable steps have …

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Waste Reduction: Disposable living and the throw-away society

We now live in a world where society is strongly influenced by consumerism. Excessive production of disposable items has taken …

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Waste Reduction: Reducing waste in the workplace

As Clugston Construction, one of our clients, prepare for their September ‘Waste Reduction Initiative’ we look at how and why …

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Reducing Plastic Waste –Plastic as a packaging material

The UK generates around 2.4 million tonnes of packaging waste per year. WRAP suggests that of this packaging waste, we …

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What are the benefits to using recycled aggregates?

In this week’s blog, we are going to look at using Recycled Aggregates in Construction and the benefits of doing …

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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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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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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 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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What does safe and secure storage mean?

Under section 35 of the Environmental Protection Act, everyone who deals with waste has a ‘duty of care’ to make …

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Why should I segregate my waste properly?

Most places you go to will have some form of waste segregation.  Your office may have a bin for paper …

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What is a CL:AIRE Materials Management Plan and can it work for me?

CL:AIRE is an independent body that promotes sustainable remediation of contaminated land and groundwater.  As part of its work, it …

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What is waste?

According to the Waste Framework Directive, waste is anything that you, as a producer discard, intend to discard or are …

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Are your Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes being completed correctly?

Last week’s blog looked at Waste Transfer Notes, when they are needed and what they need to include.  You can …

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Are your Waste Transfer Notes being completed correctly?

Waste transfer notes, sometimes known as Duty of Care notes are completed when non-hazardous waste is transferred from your premises …

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