Duty to Enter

Question - A member of the public finds a fly-tip of hazardous waste, in this case chemicals that represent a significant risk to the public. The fly-tip is on private land which is only a few metres from the public highway and close to a school and busy bus stops....

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Identifying Waste In The Workplace

What can be recycled? Paper of course - most of us are guilty of occasional excessive use of the office printer. Then there is food waste. But did you know that used toner cartridges, batteries and even light bulbs can be recycled - although they are classified as...

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Lithium Battery Ditches Pure Oxygen

Scientists have created a type of up-and-coming lithium battery that can run on air - rather than pure oxygen - for hundreds of charging cycles. Electric vehicles powered by lithium-air battery would be able to travel further on a single charge as these batteries can...

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International Talk like a Pirate Day 2018

Argh me hearties! So yer ‘ere to learn the vast secrets of this sacred day that soon be upon us?! You guessed it; we’re referring to ‘International Talk like a Pirate Day’. If you’re here to get all the deets about when it is, why it is and what to do for it, then...

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Environment Agency Licence Update

We have been advised that The Environment Agency is still upgrading its system so customers can renew their licences online, but this may not be ready until the end of September 2018. Our current licence has therefore been extended until 5th November 2018. If you have...

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Battery Recycling

We help organisations such as schools, local authorities, non-battery retailers and business recycle their batteries to ensure that they are not needlessly discarded to end up as landfill. Please call us on 01275 854641 or 07778 791497 for further information, or...

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Reuse old banana’s to make this easy banana cake

Banana cake is a favourite snack for hungry kids. Not only is it packed with healthy and nutritious bananas, it tastes delicious and is really easy to make. Try this banana cake recipe that is easier to make than most. Ingredients 125g butter and dash of vanilla...

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Recycling Word Search for Kids

Name _______________________ Date __________________   R R E C Y C L E V B I L M O E G P O U I R S L W I U F B P P N E N V I R O N M E N T A L U I Q E K L E E B W R W P A I B G A S C R O T E K N S S Z C S A U U T F P S D E W T A W Y D K T E A W Q A E E I S T E X L C P...

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Recycling Facts for Kids

  Recycling is the process of turning used waste and materials into new products. This prevents potentially useful materials from being wasted as well as reducing energy use and pollution. Recycling is part of the waste disposal hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. A...

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Experiments to do with your children using recycling objects

Enjoy some cool science experiments this Summer Holidays using recycled items and material from around your home. Make a Parachute Use a recycled plastic bag or material to help design and create a parachute that will slowly fall to the ground. Invisible Ink As well...

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Materials Recovery Facilities and Recycling

  Throughout the year, in the UK, we process thousands of tonnes of various mixed waste at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). These highly specialised facilities employ a combination of human expertise and automatic sorting technology to...

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Somerset Football Award Ceremony

Congratulations to AM Environmental staff member Joanna on her recent award as Somerset FA Disability Volunteer of the Season 2017/18, and to her husband Phil for being awarded Coach of the Season. Both Joanna and Phil are volunteers at Clevedon United Junior Football...

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Haulage

AM Environmental Management can organise all types of haulage, from Jetters to Bulk Haulage, from Skips to Articulated Vehicles. We also have a regular collection from the Isle of Wight and can arrange International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) paperwork for these...

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Don’t Step on a Bee Day – July 10th 2018

Don’t Step on a Bee Day is the special day of the year when people get together to learn about the importance of protecting and caring for bees. In 2018 Don’t Step on a Bee Day takes part on July 10th and a number of special events will be organised to help bring...

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Laboratory Chemical Disposal

AM Environmental deal with all types of laboratory chemical disposal including Hazardous Waste, Radioactives, School Collections, Chemical Spills and Laboratory Moves. We have our own Mobile Technician and On Site Chemist who can visit to list, label and pack your...

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Drums and IBCs

For all your Drums and IBCs requirements, please contact us on 01275 854641 or 07778 791 497

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The “O” word

What is Offensive Waste? Offensive waste is the term used to describe waste arising from healthcare or related activities that may cause offence to those who come into contact with it, but which does not have any of the hazardous properties associated with clinical...

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June 5th 2018 is World Environment Day

World Environment Day is held on June 5th every year. It isn’t a public holiday; it is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the...

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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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