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ALS support some of the cleanest drinking water in the world

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A recent report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) has shown that England and Wales has some of the cleanest water in the world. Testing parameters for drinking waters are vast and include pathogens such as cryptosporidium, which has been highlighted recently in an outbreak, coliform bacteria, pH, HAA's, and many more that can be found here.

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Perfect bedfellows - concrete producers and nature charity

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Cement production, quarrying and batching concrete don’t seem likely ‘bed fellows’ with nature. But this month, CEMEX UK announced that it had created 660 hectares of conservation habitat, equivalent to more than 850 football pitches, to encourage wildlife on its land.

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Hope sites a hive of activity with introduction of 100,000 bees

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One hundred thousand honey bees have been introduced at two Derbyshire quarries and biodiversity in surrounding areas improved, to support the nationwide campaign to grow Britain’s bee population.

Hope Construction Materials, the UK’s leading independent supplier of concrete and cement, has introduced 100,000 bees across its two largest operations – Hope Cement Works, Hope Valley and Dowlow Quarry near Buxton, in Derbyshire.

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LRQA launches ISO/FDIS 14001:2015 training courses

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Publication signals penultimate stage of revision process for world's most widely adopted Environmental Management System Standard.

ISO has officially published the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 14001, signalling the penultimate stage of the revision process for the world’s most widely adopted international Environment Management System (EMS) standard. The final standard (ISO 14001:2015) is currently due for publication in September 2015.

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Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

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Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL) of the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) in Greece. The MOBILAB has been employed in numerous EU funded academic research projects in addition to work sponsored by diesel particulate filter manufacturers.

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Tyre Recovery Association celebrates tenth anniversary with Recycling Day

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The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a Recycling Day, by extending an invitation to the tyre industry, stakeholders and waste industries to participate. The event will be held in partnership with the Retread Manufacturers Association (RMA), and will take place at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Warwickshire on 19th June 2015.

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Olympic Park soil strategy remains a draw for green space professionals

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Tim White, Senior Associate at soil and landscape consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates, was one of two presenters at the April CPD meeting of the South East England Regional Group of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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British Sugar TOPSOIL is ‘tops’ with customers

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British Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, has been rated ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’ for customer service by 98 per cent of respondents to a recent customer survey. The same percentage was also ‘Very Satisfied’ or ‘Satisfied’ with the company’s general purpose topsoil product, ‘Landscape20’.

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CSA Technical Workshop on RHI Funded Heat Pump Solutions

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The Carbon Savings Alliance (CSA) will be hosting a one-off Technical Workshop on RHI funded heat pump solutions in association with Kensa Heat Pumps and My Green Heating on the 14th May 2015, in Exeter.

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