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HVO becomes the norm at O’Donovan

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ODonovan switch to solely HVO 002The chair of the COP 27 committee has pleaded with world leaders to step up and make good on their COP 26 pledges for action by 2030 following on from the devastating news that global temperatures rise is set to hit 2.5 degrees by the end of this century.

O'Donovan Waste has taken action to put the environment before profit and switched to using solely Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) biofuel for its entire fleet of 100 lorries. The first waste company to exclusively use HVO, O'Donovan has raised the bar in terms of sustainable working practices.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2022 14:12


Japanese Knotweed Ltd launches Environment Controls

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0n6814Japanese Knotweed Ltd (JKL) is expanding its services by launching a new sister brand called Environment Controls (EC). EC will do more to tackle the growing problem of invasive species in the UK, and effectively eradicate contaminated ground. By utilising extensive in-house skills, equipment and specialist knowledge, the launch of EC is a natural evolution for JKL.

Japanese knotweed Ltd was founded in 2010 and employs 60 staff including surveyors, technicians and excavation operatives. JKL is nationwide, serving as a trusted specialist in the identification, control, and eradication of Japanese knotweed. The business currently services over 7,000 customers with long-term herbicide contracts and carries out more than 200 excavations a year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2022 14:43


O'Donovan takes the lead with switch to HVO

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hands 3O'Donovan Waste Disposal has made the bold move to switch its entire fleet to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). This is a huge step for the multi-award winning business that operates with a fleet of 100 HGVs, serving the construction and demolition sectors throughout London and the Home Counties.

HVO is a sustainable and 100% renewable fuel that eliminates up to 90% of net carbon dioxide emissions. The green alternative fuel reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) by up to 30%, particulate matter (PM) by up to 86% and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by up to 90%.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2022 10:48


IoD Director of the Year award arrives for Jacqueline O’Donovan

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Having been named as the Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year in the family business category at the annual awards event in 2021, Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has at last been sent her actual award.

Due to the pandemic, the awards ceremony did not take place in person and due to diary scheduling, it is only now that Jacqueline finally has her prestigious award in her hands. This particular award recognises individuals in family businesses who have responded to the varying commercial climate and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 15:08


Public realm regeneration with permeable paving

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A new case study from Interpave explores recent urban realm regeneration projects in Tottenham, London exemplifying the synergy of concrete block permeable paving and street trees to address climate change while delivering SuDS. It demonstrates important new techniques applicable to all urban areas.  

The regeneration of White Hart Lane in north Tottenham, by muf architecture/art, was a pilot designed using ‘Healthy Streets’ principles. But it also applies innovative sustainable drainage (SuDS) techniques introduced by design collaborators Robert Bray Associates. This approach reduces flooding and pollution through the integration of bioretention raingardens to collect and treat polluted road runoff. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:05