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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


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

BESST partners with Right Waste Right Place Campaign

BESST have signed up to partner with Environmental Services Association to become Ambassadors of the Right Waste Right Place campaign. We will be working in partnership to deliver events around this campaign on Duty of Care.  Further details will be available shortly but should you require any further details please contact or call 07758 603064  Continue Reading

EA Increase Recycling Container Inspections by 731% over 3 years

New data from the Environment Agency has shown that it has substantially increased the number of container inspections of recycled material for export in three years. In 2012 to 2013, it inspected just 167 containers, but in the period between April 2015 and March 2016, it inspected 1,388 containers, representing a 731% increase over the…Continue Reading

What you should do at work to avoid pollution incidents !

You’re responsible for preventing your business or organisation from causing or allowing pollution to happen. Pollution is when any substance that harms or could harm people or the environment gets into the air, water or ground. A section on Pollution Prevention has been launched on the website, covering many aspects of this issue. To read further…Continue Reading

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