Dust Explosions

Dust explosions are fortunately rare, but also devastating. To guard against them, it is important to fully understand the chemical reactions behind them. Fires and explosions in industrial processes can be devastating, with incidents often resulting in injury or...

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AMEML Training – March/April 2018

AM Environmental pride ourselves in providing our staff with training to ensure they are fully up to date with all the current legislation especially in light of the ever changing rules with regard to waste, recycling and environmental issues, which includes the...

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National DNA Day

National DNA Day is a holiday celebrated on April 25th. It commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, and colleagues published papers in the journal ‘Nature’ on the structure of DNA. In the United States, DNA Day...

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The First Chemical Database – Gmelin’s Handbook

It has been over 200 years since the German Chemist, Leopold Gmelin, first published his handbook – Gmelin released the Handbook of theoretical chemistry, which was continued as the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry until 1997 in about 800 volumes by the Gmelin...

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April 22 is Earth Day

This year’s campaign is to End Plastic Pollution. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the...

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Clinical Sterilisation

The Sterimelt – a “world first” solution for recycling clinical sterilisation wrap for the healthcare industry – not only diverts large amounts away from landfill and/ or incineration, but it also reduces the carbon footprint and costs created by transporting this...

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Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every April 12th to commemorate milestones in space exploration. Yuri’s Night is named for the first human to launch into space. Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vosok 1 spaceship on 12th April 1961. The launch of STS-1, the...

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Banish Wipes to the Bin

Spread the word about the scourge of “flushable” wet wipes and help avoid blockages in your community. Britain resolves approximately 13,000 blockages a year on our public sewers with thousands more on customers’ own private drains. Research shows that wet wipes are...

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How Sicilian oranges are being made into clothes

From fashion to energy - the rind and seeds of Sicily's most famous citrus fruit, the humble orange, are being used in a range of greener, healthier business initiatives. In 2011, Adriana Santonocito was a design student in Milan when she first had the idea of making...

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Introducing Aerospace Bristol – The new home of Concorde

Aerospace Bristol is an exciting brand-new museum telling the fascinating global story of Bristol’s world-class aerospace industry. From the Boxkite biplane through to the modern day, Aerospace Bristol, located in Filton to the north of Bristol, transports visitors...

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Reducing Easter Egg Packaging

Reducing Easter Egg Packaging  A third of Easter egg weight can be packaging, Which? Say As much as a third of the weight of an Easter egg is still the cardboard and plastic packaging it comes in, according to research by Which?. However, manufacturers have made big...

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Hazardous Waste Disposal – Pre-Acceptance Explained

Customers often ask us why, when they have provided us with an outline description of what they are looking to dispose of, we then go back with many more additional questions. Put simply, the answer is Safety and Compliance. All UK waste management facilities operate...

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Pi Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is on March 14th (3/14 in the month/day date format) as 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of π (3.14). The earliest know official celebration of Pi Day was organised by Larry Shaw in 1988...

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Soiled Aluminium Foil Recycled into Catalyst

Dirty aluminium foil has been recycled into an aluminia catalyst that is more active and cheaper than its commercial counterpart. It’s generally easy to recycle aluminium if it’s clean. But aluminium foil is usually contaminated by grease and oils from food or, in a...

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How Much Do We Know About Abandoned Waste?

The abandonment of large amounts of waste on land, docksides or in warehouses has become all too familiar. While the curse of fly-tipping and illegal sites is recognised, the problem is being exacerbated by the abandonment of waste at sites that are or were regulated...

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Thought for the Day

Despite being more than 3000 miles from any major town, the coast line of the uninhabited Henderson Island in the South Pacific Ocean is estimated to be littered with more than 37 million pieces of plastic rubbish or 16 tonnes of waste, which has been deposited by...

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“A Race Night”

Friday 13th October 2017 AM Environmental were proud to sponsor Nailsea School’s first social event of the new school year. The Race Night event was held to raise funds to pay for external speakers to help run an awareness campaign within school on what bullying is...

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Introducing the Young Innovators – Part 3

Three young innovators were recently recognised in The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future awards. We thought these were interesting ideas and hope you think the same. Here is the third and last of these innovators. Revive Eco received its award for transforming coffee...

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Introducing the Young Innovators – Part 2

Three young innovators were recently recognised in The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future awards.

We thought these were interesting ideas and hope you think the same. Here is the second of these innovators.

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Ecotoxic Waste

When the Hazardous Waste (known as Special Waste in Scotland) Regulations were amended in 2015, in order to align the classification criteria more closely with that of the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation EC No. 1272/2008 the criteria for hazardous property HP14, ecotoxic, was left out.

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Introducing The Young Innovators – Part 1

Three young innovators were recently recognised in The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future awards.

We thought these were interesting ideas and hope you think the same. Here is the first of these innovators.

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Euro-wide PPE law is introduced

New European-wide legislation covering the manufacture, distribution and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been introduced under PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

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Hazardous Waste Decisions on Hold

At the time of writing, the long-awaited decision by Defra Ministers on the future of the derogation from the waste acceptance criteria for hazardous waste landfill of air pollution control residues (known as the “3xWAC derogation) was still pending.

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