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24 May 2017

Spreadsheets – A waste data time sink

In a recent blog the comparative benefits of using software tools specifically designed for construction industry data collection instead of a standard spreadsheet were highlighted. It was immediately evident that software tools provide greater security, precision, support and...
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11 May 2017

Responsibility for environmental irresponsibility

For many industries, organisations and businesses, waste and environmental impact is a necessary by-product of the various activities undertaken. Under the 1990 Environmental Protection Act it is a business’s own responsibility to ensure the proper disposal of any waste produced....
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07 Apr 2017

Bespoke versus Off-the-shelf Data Software

Environmental data management’s main functionality and use comes from being able to collect a large amount of data throughout business operations. Data can then be compared with key performance indicators and analysed for improvement. Finding a software that allows a business to...
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17 Jan 2017

Improving C&D waste data

“UK waste data needs improving” – say BRE specialists Specialists in construction and demolition (C&D) waste at BRE, have recently completed a study to assess the shape of information regarding C&D waste in the UK. This is part of the work the BRE Trust is doing to help...
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13 Dec 2016

Brick thieves, Caligula and reusing building materials

Making money from old bricks London is experiencing a spate of brick thefts as thieves try to make thousands of pounds by selling them for use in extensions at the homes of wealthy residents. This is a worrying trend, but it illustrates the value of  building materials.  ...
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23 Nov 2016

Moving up the waste hierarchy – European Week for Waste Reduction

This week it is the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); an initiative aiming to raise awareness regarding sustainable resourcing and waste management within private and public sectors as well as the general public. One of the core messages of the EWWR awareness week are the...
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26 Oct 2016

RWM – Waste Data Opportunities

The Resource Waste Management (RWM) event, which took place in September, is a unique event covering all aspects of waste management. The event not only provided a platform for networking and showcasing management tools but also hosted expert talks and panel discussions on...
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