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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:01

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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 13:21

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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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