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Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

London’s Heathrow Airport has saved more than 130 million liters of water annually using General Electric’s water treatment technologies, GE says, adding that its technologies also saved the UK’s largest airport $310,000 in a year. Thirty-nine cooling towers across four terminals at the airport were treated with GE’s corrosion inhibitor, … Read more »


BioHiTech Food Waste Digester Cuts Hard Rock Café’s Food Waste Disposal Costs 56%

The Hard Rock Café in London cut its food waste disposal costs by 56 percent and reduced carbon emissions by 9.7 metric tons since installing BioHiTech’s commercial food waste disposal system.

Baby Jaws

Glass Bottle Crusher Will Cut Hotel’s Waste Glass Volumes Up to 80%

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment has installed a BB01 Baby Jaws under-the-counter waste glass bottle crusher at a London hotel that the waste reduction equipment company says will cut the hotel’s waste glass volumes by up to 80 percent and, as a result, reduce its overall costs of waste management and … Read more »

LondonWaste Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Fleet Collects LondonWaste Recycling

Municipal solid waste company LondonWaste has a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz eight-wheelers vehicles, fitted with Hyva hook-loading equipment to handle materials for recycling. The vehicles access Reuse & Recycling Centres in and around the North and East London area and will collect and deliver a range of materials (cardboard, wood, … Read more »

Growing Organic Skyscraper Could Be Part of London Skyline

A skyscraper made from recycled paper, plastic and modelled on bamboo so that it “grows” as additional floors are needed is being proposed by a French architecture firm for London, according to the Daily Mail. The work of Chartier-Corbasson architects, the building, already dubbed “The Organic Skyscraper” is being proposed … Read more »


London’s Diesel Drivers Face Higher Costs

A proposal floated by London Mayor Boris Johnson would charge drivers with diesel-powered vehicles an additional fee in an effort to curb pollution. The extra charge would be similar to the existing £11.50 ($19.48) congestion charge levied against drivers in London. The proposed charge for diesel vehicles is part of … Read more »

Biothermic digester at RWR recycling plant

Regional Waste Recycling Installs Advetec’s Bio-Thermic Digester

London’s Regional Waste Recycling (RWR) has chosen Advetec Technologies to install a water treatment system that the company says will help RWR achieve zero waste to landfill. Central to the system will be Advetec’s first industrial scale, Bio-Thermic Digester that will reduce organic waste from fat traps, septic tanks, filter … Read more »

PwC: Stockholm, Sydney Top Sustainable City Ranking

PwC: Stockholm, Sydney Top Sustainable City Ranking

Stockholm and Sydney are the most sustainable cities in the world, a ranking driven by air quality, recycled waste efforts and public park space, according to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers report. The firm’s sixth edition of the Cities of Opportunity report, which ranks the top 30 cities from across the globe, measures 10 key indicators including … Read more »

Coffee Grounds Converted to Biomass Pellets

A London-based company, Bio-bean, plans recycle waste coffee grounds and converting them into biofuels. The Guardian reports that architecture student Arthur Kay was looking at closed loop waste-to-energy systems for buildings. When he chose a coffee shop he realized the oil content in coffee and the amount of waste produced, … Read more »

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

How Will Boeing’s Woes Affect Airlines’ Fuel-Efficiency Quest?

The most recent Boeing 787 Dreamliner fire, coupled with other safety concerns, will slow “the introduction of some lightweight innovations for fuel efficiency,” Lux Research analyst Cosmin Laslau tells Environmental Leader. In the latest in a string of unfortunate incidents for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, an airplane operated by Ethiopian … Read more »

Kitchen Grease Powers London Sewage Works

Leftover grease and oil from restaurants will power a new combined heat and power (CHP) station at Beckton in East London. The plant, developed and run by 2OC and financed by a consortium led by iCON Infrastructure, is set to produce 130 Gigawatt hours (GWh) a year of renewable electricity. … Read more »

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