Resource Efficiency
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Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly

Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly
January 06th, 2021

Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly. Often greater value can be achieved through improved management of production costs and resource used as opposed to increased sales. The circular economy eliminates the concept of waste and recognises that everything has a value.  This includes looking at waste as the underutilisation of resources. Circular supply chain:  Introduces fully...


Wastewater Treatment: Optimisation and Control is key

September 24th, 2020

Wastewater treatment plant performance can be optimised where key control parameters are recorded and assess on a regular basis.  Optimisation of the performance of a treatment plant can significantly reduce operational costs and/or add value to a business. There are many different types of wastewater treatment plants, physical, chemical and biological.  All treatment plant operate...


Circular Economy can contribute to reducing emissions

September 21st, 2020

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has presented a new methodological approach which can help identify and prioritise circular efforts that can contribute to reducing emissions in any sector.  For example –  reducing the use of concrete, cement and steel in the building sector can cut materials-related greenhouse gas emissions by 61% over a building’s life...


Water | Waste | Wastewater: Basic checks and balances to save time and money

March 05th, 2020

In our experience Water, Waste and Wastewater problems arise where basic checks and balances have been overlooked or not acted upon. ECOS works with our clients to ensure that avoidable problems can be avoided. The potential cost saving benefits to the client can often be substantial and sometimes the difference between viability and failure. The...


Waste Collection Permit: Another Successful Project Completed by ECOS

July 24th, 2018

Our Client is a a Hygiene and Workwear Specialist who require a Waste Collection Permit (WCP) to provide the complete to their nationwide client base. A WCP is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management (Collection Permit)...


Maidstone motorway services to pilot recycling reward machines

June 27th, 2018

Motorists near Maidstone will soon be able to claim discounts on snacks and drinks by placing empty plastic bottles and coffee cups into special recycling reward machines that are being installed at the town’s motorway service station by green charity Hubbub. The machines issue a 5p money-off voucher for each plastic bottle or coffee cup deposited...


Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

June 11th, 2018

More than 80% of marine litter is plastics. The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules that target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. These products are the biggest part of the problem. Together they constitute 70% of all marine...


Plastic Waste: strategy to protect planet, citizens & our industries

June 06th, 2018

The first Europe-wide strategy on plastic waste, was adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.  It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way products are...


Case Study: Construction and Demolition Project

May 30th, 2018

Under waste legislation construction and demolition waste is defined as “all waste that arises from construction, renovation and demolition activities.” If you are responsible for carrying out a construction and demolition project, you must ensure that you have a waste management plan.  ECOS recently successfully completed a waste management plan to the satisfaction of the...


Another Job Successfully Completed by ECOS: Waste Collection Permit

May 23rd, 2018

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a waste collection permit is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted. Our client, a...