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  • London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products Business
    London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products

    Attractive looking plastic free zones have been introduced by London supermarket Thornton's Budgens store in Camden's Belsize Park. In 10 weeks the store has managed to assemble more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.

  • Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go Resource & 'Waste'
    Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go

    An initiative from recycling campaign #LeedsByExample means that students at Leeds Beckett University can now donate money to the homeless while they recycle their plastic bottles and cans or paper cups on campus - and targets millennials who eat most on the go than other age groups but recycle the least.

  • Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined Food
    Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined

    Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.

  • Kellogg's to change all its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable Business
    Kellogg's to change all its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable

    Kellogg's has announced that by the end of 2025 it will be on track for 100 per cent of its packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable, including a new reward-based solution to encourage people to recycle Pringles cans and the introduction of recycle-ready cereal pouches.

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Water

Jacopa Strengthens Stormwater Solutions

Wastewater solutions specialist Jacopa has reached a landmark agreement with German water technology systems expert Steinhardt GmbH as the sole agent for its wide range of flood and process protection products in the UK and Ireland.

View real-time water quality live at WWEM 2018

Visitors to the Meteor Communications stand (No.10) at WWEM 2018 will be able to view the UK's largest integrated, real-time water quality data network, and interact with water quality, flow, level and weather data from selected rivers across the UK.

Jacopa-Bosker Agreement Praised During Royal Visit

New deals and agreements between UK and Dutch companies have been announced at an 'Innovation Showcase' hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The event was held during this week's State Visit by the King and Queen of the Netherlands and was an opportunity to demonstrate that, although our relationship might be changing in the context of our exit from the EU, our cooperation on trade and innovation remains strong.

Jacopa Opens New Office in South East

In response to on-going strong growth in the South East, wastewater systems and solutions specialists Jacopa have re-located from Maidstone to larger facilities at nearby Aylesford, Kent.

Screening Success for Jacopa

Jacopa has been awarded a major new contract by Thames Water. The project will involve the wastewater treatment systems and solutions experts providing two Brackett Green CF100 band screens https://jacopa.com/band-screen/ to replace existing step-type inlet works screens, and installing a Washpactor Jet screenings system https://jacopa.com/jones-attwood-washpactor-jet-system/ for its Iver North wastewater treatment works.

Jacopa to Market Nordic Water Belt Filter

Jacopa Ltd and Swedish water and wastewater treatment specialist Nordic Water have announced an agreement that provides Jacopa with the sole right to distribute the latter's highly-regarded Sobye self-cleaning belt filter in the UK and Ireland.

Jacopa Scores 100% in Achilles Audit

Jacopa have taken top honours scoring a maximum 100% in every section across both the ‘Management System Evaluation’ and ‘Onsite Assessment’ categories in a recent Achilles UVDB Verify audit. During the two-day audit Achilles’ qualified assessors scrutinised everything from on-site incident records to the company’s corporate social responsibility policy to finally deliver Jacopa’s top marks score.

100% Success for Modular RBCs

Northern Ireland Water has awarded a framework contract to wastewater treatment systems and solutions experts Jacopa for Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs) potentially worth up to £7 million. The framework term is for 7 years (5 + 2 year extensions).

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