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Local opticians group becomes first in UK to launch contact lens recycling scheme

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The Valli Group of Opticians has become the first company in the UK to offer a contact lens recycling scheme and it has come at just the right time for Holmfirth’s Rosalyn Raine.

Rosalyn decided to embark on a #plasticfreeweek in January but couldn’t find anywhere to recycle her contact lenses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2018 14:52

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Free guides and buffers on pH and conductivity measurement

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Learn practical hints and tips to ensure accurate, reliable measurements by downloading one of METTLER TOLEDO's complimentary guides on pH or conductivity measurement. Simply visit:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:34

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Grant of extension to scope: Pseudomonas & TVC in endoscopy and dialysis waters

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ALS Environmental are delighted to announce that their extension to scope has been granted for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and TVC in endoscopy and dialysis waters. They have satisfactorily submitted their request to UKAS and can now confirm that they have accreditation for these tests in this matrix type. Endoscopy and dialysis waters are considered to be part of their recently defined 'Ultra-Pure waters' matrix.

To see the updated UKAS schedule of accreditation, please click here.

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Changes in Legionella reporting

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Following on from the HSG 274 guidance about Legionella, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have issued a technical bulletin regarding the reporting of all Legionella results. To help their customers comply with industry standard, ALS have taken the necessary steps to ensure their processes are in line with this standard in order to provide you, the customer, with accurate and reliable data.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:12

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Grant of extension to scope of UKAS accreditation for additional matrices

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ALS Environmental are pleased to inform customers that, following an extensive validation process, they are now able to offer UKAS ISO 17025:2005 accredited results for Process and Recreational Waters. The scope of the accreditation covers analysis for Total coliforms, E. coli, Clostridium perfringens, Enterococci and TVCs. In addition to this they are also able to offer analysis on Pure water for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, again under the UKAS ISO 17025:2005 accreditation. This accreditation allows for a wider scope of analysis with a greater proportion of analysis being spread across both the Wakefield and Coventry laboratories.

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