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Wrong Wood Waste – Wrong Place

Nicky Cunningham, deputy director for waste regulation at the Environment Agency, looks at wood waste and its correct treatment, and the role of waste producers, in an article that was first published in the July issue of the CIWM Journal.

The problem? Wood is often treated with chemicals, which can include inorganic substances, such as arsenic, or organics, such as cresols. Our evidence shows treated waste wood is being used for unsuitable purposes, including unabated fuel burners and composting.

The unregulated presence of chemical treatments in wood waste can also add costs to the recycling process and potentially undermine recycled product quality. We are also seeing large stockpiles of waste wood, which increases the risk of fires.    Read the full article here 

Drone Safety & Commercial Ops Event – 15 June 2017

Staffordshire Branch – Event Reminder Date: Thursday 15th June 2017 Topic: Drone Safety and Commercial Operations Event (with LIVE Demonstration!) – Cloudbase Images Ltd, Stafford. Venue: Tillington Hall Hotel (Great Western), THE ROYAL SUITE,  Eccleshall Rd, Stafford, ST16 1JJ Timings:  – 17:00 – 18:00   • Arrival and Registration   • Free Buffet and Refreshments…Continue Reading

Fly Tipping / Organised Crime

This news item has been submitted by Mark Gilbert, owner of Emerald Trading. “Doing Duty of Care visits is so important however with the sudden increase in “fly tipping” caused by organised crime its vital that ALL commercial waste producer make the effort to make sure they have a full audit trail. Organised gangs have…Continue Reading

BESST @ Identiplast 2017, Vienna

IdentiPlast – the International Conference on Collection, Sorting and Recycling of Plastics – provides the world’s most comprehensive platform on the exchange of know-how between the plastics industry, regulators, academia and waste management practitioners from around the globe. This year’s conference focused on the particular challenges presented by the Circular Economy to “new” European member…Continue Reading

Andy Whyle – Green Leaders Award Winer 2017

At the UKBCSD Mobility 2025 event in Birmingham on Friday Sustainability West Midlands announced the winners of their Green Leaders Awards to find those who go above and beyond to provide exceptional environmental and social benefits.   The winners were: Private sector: Andy Whyle, Environment & Sustainability Specialist, Ricoh UK Products Limited Public sector: Ben Boswell,…Continue Reading

BESST at BEBKA 2017

After being invited by International Synergies as part of a British Council delegation Andy Whyle (Chair of BESST) presented at the BEBKA region Industrial Symbiosis Conference in Bursa, Turkey held 01/02/2017. The conference included discussions on the implementation of Industrial Symbiosis in the UK, implementation in Turkey and local projects and case studies. Andy’s presentation covered Ricoh’s…Continue Reading

Sustainability West Midlands Green Leaders Awards & Young Directors Role

The Green Leaders Awards are open to individuals from different sectors and stages of their career able to demonstrate ‘green’ impact with additional social or economic benefit over and above their everyday role. The winners will be announced on 17 February 2017, at the MEBC Annual Business Celebration Awards Dinner in Birmingham which has become a…Continue Reading

Asbestos Fly-Tipping at The Wrekin

It was a beautiful October Sunday afternoon and as many weekends I went to the Wrekin to walk my dog. I parked on the car park along the road and I started walking on the path that goes around the Wrekin. As soon as I enter the woods I noticed several sacks, perhaps as many…Continue Reading

Help protect the Pine Marten – one of our rarest mammals

Shropshire Wildlife Trust discovered the presumed extinct pine marten in Shropshire in 2015 and this is now currently the only English county to have this elusive mammal present.  Research since the discovery has shown that we have a small population of martens inhabiting the woodlands of south Shropshire and with the help of Shropshire Wildlife…Continue Reading

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