Waste Audits Articles

  • Are you wasting the cashback potential of energy audits?

    If  the government offered your business £20 cashback on every £100 you spent on energy, you would probably head for the front of the queue.  Yet that's exactly the sort of money saving opportunity an energy audit can deliver. The Carbon Trust's analysis of a sample of recent ESOS energy savings opportunities ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • European Court Of Auditors Releases Report On EU Biofuel Sustainability Certifications

    On July 21, 2016, the European Court of Auditors released Special Report No 18/2016: The EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This report assessed the existing biofuels sustainability certification framework of the European Commission (EC) and highlighted key issues with the system. Issues with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste Crime: How do we tackle Britain’s dirty secret?

    Fly-tipping, illegal tips and tax evasion are costing the UK more than half a billion pounds a year, according to a report on waste crime. According to a report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET) and written by written by Eunomia Research & Consulting, the problem of crime in the waste and resource sector is a growing blight on our society and, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Seeing Through The Fog

    Many of you have heard the old cliché, “you get what you pay for.” For the purposes of this article, I’d like you to apply this thought towards your corporation’s business relationship with its vendors. In today’s business world, this statement still applies to the various business segments in which your corporation has decided to utilize an external vendor to ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • Events organisers committed to green - case study

    Stillwater Sport and Entertainment approached NCC in 2009 to assist with writing up an Environemental Management Plan for the ProNutro African Xtrail. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment, a leader in the event management and brand activation industry, strives for bigger, better green events with the endorsement and assistance of NCC Environmental Services. Stillwater Sport and Entertainment ...

  • Flying the green kite at the Cape Town International Kite Festival - case study

    Since 2011 NCC has been appointed to provide full environmental management services at the Cape Town International Kite Festival. The Kite Festival Organisers approached NCC in 2010, to assist with writing up an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the event. Because the event is held on the banks of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, the organisers have been asked by the Managing Authority to ...

  • Environmental and social impacts of domestic dog waste in the UK: investigating barriers to behavioural change in dog walkers

    This study sought to investigate the behaviour and attitudes of dog walkers to picking up and disposing of dog foul, with a specific focus on bagged dog waste. Two research methods were utilised. The first explores locational and social factors influencing dog walkers’ behaviour in picking up and disposing of dog faeces. Dog waste audits were conducted on popular dog walking paths in Lancashire. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Veolia environmental services case study

    Driving process efficiency for Veolia Veolia Environmental Services is the UK’s leading waste management company. They provide a range of key services to over a third of the UK population through approximately 130 Local Authorities across the UK. With almost 12,500 employees operating in a network of sites across the UK, Veolia Environmental Services is committed to the highest ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Hippobags to feature on TV

    UK - June 24th, 2013 Striking yellow HIPPOBAGs™, from HIPPO™, are being used to provide the waste clearance service for the second series of ITV’s garden makeover show Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh. Filming has already started in the eight locations around the country. HIPPO was selected for use on ...


  • Debunking efficiency misconceptions

    Your clients may hold some common misconceptions about how to begin conserving energy in their homes. In this article, I hope to debunk a few of those misconceptions. An audit from a company like EnergyLink is a good place to begin; it shows homeowners where to concentrate.  A report called Driving Demand for ...

  • Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

    Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies combine the empirical waste assessment data or waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Outsourced EHS consulting support - how the convergence business model provides quality, flexibility and business value case study

    Client: $1+ billion US Global Company Sector: Life Sciences Services: Outsourced country environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Legal registers, compliance plans, risk assessments, training, liaison with regulatory agencies, incident investigation, vendor due diligence, waste ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Insurance issues: audits are nothing to fear

    The word “audit” tends to invoke notions of painstaking information gathering, countless wasted hours sitting with pencil pushers who have no sense of humor and other such images. The truth of the matter is, if you and your agent have taken the time to accurately project your past year’s performance, the audit should be relatively pain free. Each year your company goes through ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Waste Not, Want Not. Zero Waste in Vancouver Hotel

    Zero Waste is a movement increasing in popularity. So, I'm reading various industry articles and learn that there is a hotel, and its guests, successfully practicing Zero Waste, eliminating landfill use. We think ...


  • What You Don`t Know Can Hurt You - Environmental Audits

    What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You An Environmental Audit is a Good Way to Minimize Risks and Save Money By: Raymond Kane P.E. CPEA The mere mention of the word “audit” conjures up feelings of anxiety and concern that bad things are about to happen. Who looks forward to an IRS audit and what company doesn’t worry that their ...

  • Medical waste management - quarterly journal

    Routine inspections at laboratories have found a pattern of hazardous waste management problems in recent years. EPA has discovered chemicals forgotten in university stockrooms for decades, a research lab with wastes in damaged containers, some labeled “unknown”, and a hospital storing a chemical at almost twice the temperature at which it could explode. Improper disposal of waste is ...


  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Guidelines for identifying business risks and opportunities arising from ecosystem change

    Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits or “ecosystem services.” Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify water, regulate climate, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide freshwater, power, and recreation. Coastal wetlands filter waste, mitigate floods, and serve as nurseries for commercial fisheries. However, human activities are rapidly degrading these and other ...

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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