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  • Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys Energy
    Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys

    Across England there are 9 million fireplaces which are not permanently blocked. Often equivalent to keeping a window open at all times, an unblocked chimney can add significant cost to the typical heating bill as warm air escapes up through the chimney and into the atmosphere.

  • New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres Nature
    New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres

    A new network from charity Rewilding Britain aims to spearhead a massive and rapid rewilding across Britain, in its first three years aiming to catalyse the return of nature to 300,000 acres, an area the size of Greater Manchester or the North York Moors National Park.

  • Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's Energy
    Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's

    As part of a £4.5 million project, the luxury ice cream brand Mackie's of Scotland will replace existing freezing equipment at its Aberdeenshire facility with an ammonia-based, low carbon, energy efficient refrigeration system from GEA that incorporates an Absorption Chiller – an innovative solution that will help Mackie's to target ambitious CO2 reductions of 90% and energy cost savings of 70-80%.

  • Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions Transport
    Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions

    Biffa saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions transporting material by rail

    Waste firm Biffa reveals it has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions by switching to the usage of rail links for the transportation of mostly inert waste material to its facilities. This follows the Group's strategic rail partnership with GB Railfreight to increase its capacity for transportation via rail, thereby reducing its reliance on road haulage. Since last year, the Group has transported over 600,000 tonnes of inert waste by rail.

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UN Approval for Dolav Ace is Brexit Proof

For UK waste and recycling, Brexit either way, does not change the Dolav Ace's 'UN Approved' status. The Dolav Ace is UN Approved packaging for the transport of dangerous goods. Brexit is not planned to affect UN approval in the UK.

Dolav Ace is UN Approved for Dangerous   Goodsmain copyThat is good news for the lead-acid battery recyclers who dubbed this Dolav plastic pallet box, 'The Battery Ace'. Other recyclers recognise the box that can handle lead-acid batteries and contain strong sulfuric acid, is safe and strong for the materials they are recycling. That really is the acid test.

At the UK's largest battery recycler G & P Batteries, part of Ecobat, Operations Manager, David Brookes said, "We use Dolav bins because they are UN Approved and leak proof." In Spain, Recobat's David Calleja said, "Dolav Ace lasts three-times longer."

Abuse testing by TÜV SÜD of the Ace is also Brexit proof. Dropped, crushed, spiked and rotated. That is what testing organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service did to the Dolav Ace and competitive plastic pallet boxes to see how they compared. The Dolav Ace out-performed the competition. It is Abuse and Brexit Ready!

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