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O'Donovan achieves Mission Zero accreditation

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Mission ZeroO’Donovan Waste, a leading waste management company specialising in construction and demolition waste continues to surpass industry standards in terms of compliance and safety. Having achieved multiple accreditations including numerous ISO standards and FORS Gold, the multi award-winning firm has now added the new Mission Zero accreditation after meticulously meeting and surpassing all audit requirements.

Mission Zero is a comprehensive quality standard for the road fleet sector. Based on a full legal compliance audit, Mission Zero incorporates industry best practice and is officially recognised as meeting contractual requirements including TfL Work-Related Road Risk (WRRR) and CLOCS.

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Cranfield study establishes soil health benchmark for British Sugar TOPSOIL products

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Taking samples of TOPSOIL product 002A year-long scientific study into the amount of soil microbiology in TOPSOIL products has resulted in data that will assist product development and help customers to understand more about the health of the soils they specify or use.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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. 

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SCB supports Hype Motorsport to be climate positive with UK’s first green track days

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SCB Group is supporting Hype Motorsport, the UK’s first green track day experience company to offset their carbon emissions and attain the ‘ClimatePositive’ status. Hype Mostorsport is the first in the UK to offer businesses and motorsport enthusiasts the opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment, whilst racing sports cars around top UK and European circuits. In addition, all customers become ClimatePositive road car badge holders for 12 months.

Hype Motorsport cofounders Ben Hyland and Mike Jarvis have invested more than £300,000 in the business which is now designated as ‘ClimatePositive’ thanks to carbon offsetting through SCB, to redress and improve on the carbon footprint left by businesses and individuals.

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Jacqueline O’Donovan honoured with lifetime achievement award from the Worshipful Company of Carmen

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Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has received the lifetime achievement award from the Worshipful Company of Carmen. This esteemed award was founded in 2011 to recognise and honour the outstanding service, dedication, diligence and leadership given to the transport industry in the UK by exceptional individuals over an extended period of two decades or more.

The Worshipful Company of Carmen is one of the 110 livery companies in the City of London and it dates back to 1517. Steeped in tradition, the Company represents a wide range of aspects within the transport and logistics encouraging achievement and the advancement of knowledge in the transport and logistics profession through awards, lectures and social activities. It’s benevolence and historic fellowship are renowned and respected and it continues to adapt and evolve to meet the challenges of today’s transport and logistics industry which contributes £127 billion to UK economy.

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