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Will London's Environment Strategy and Greener City Fund benefit landscapers?

  The draft London Environment Strategy proposes a London as a city ready to tackle climate change and growth, with more green spaces, trees, green walls and roofs, sustainable drainage and investment in its parks. Crucially, London mayor Sadiq Khan…

September 22, 2017
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Old technical journals up for grabs!

We have very kindly been donated a number of old technical journals dating from 1940-1980 from the Institute of Water Pollution Control and the Institute of Sewage Purification. If anyone is interested in having these…

September 22, 2017
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Environmental Professionals urge the Government to defend a "Green Brexit"

The EU Withdrawal Bill is inadequate to deliver Gove’s “Green Brexit” vision of healthier environment, top professional environmentalists fear. As MPs are now debating the landmark European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, leading environmental scientists, engineers, ecologists and water…

September 21, 2017
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Scottish Water unveils largest solar panel project to date in the heart of Speyside

As Climate Week 2017 gets underway, Scottish Water is announcing the completion of the utility’s largest solar panel scheme to date in the heart of Scotch whisky country. Scottish Water Horizons, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Water, is…

September 19, 2017
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Freshwater and soils ‘at more risk’ from microplastics than seas

Photograph by Matthew Dixon/123/RF   Microplastic pollution could be even more of a problem for freshwaters and soils than seas. Urgent measures must be put in place to tackle microplastic pollution in soils and freshwater, according to the…

September 19, 2017
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EU Withdrawal Bill inadequate to deliver Gove’s “Green Brexit” vision of healthier environment

As MPs begin to debate the landmark European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, leading environmental scientists, engineers, ecologists and water and waste experts have called for meaningful parliamentary scrutiny of environmental policies and laws. Whilst the Conservative Government committed in…

September 7, 2017
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Winner of CIWEM UK Junior Water Prize 2017 heads to Stockholm for Prize Ceremony

Krtin Kanna Nithiyanandam, winner of CIWEM’s UK Junior Water Prize, has flown to Sweden for the international competition in Stockholm The Stockholm Junior Water Prize, run but the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), pulls together creative young minds from…

August 30, 2017
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All-female crew visit London on round Britain trip to raise awareness of ocean plastic

A pioneering round Britain sailing expedition starting and finishing in Plymouth this summer will see a diverse group of women sample the UK’s waters for plastic pollution and run awareness-raising events along the British coastline. The groundbreaking sail…

August 28, 2017
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Drinking fountains introduced as Borough Market announces plan to be plastic-free in six months

Today sees the introduction of free drinking water fountains at renowned food destination, Borough Market. The move is accompanied by an aim to phase out all sales of single use plastic bottles at the Market over the next six months…

August 23, 2017
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CIWEM report finds more than half of microplastics stay trapped on land and in freshwater environments

A new report from the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has found  although plastics in the marine environment have received worldwide attention, it is estimated that more than half of microplastic losses remain in soils when wastewater…

August 23, 2017
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