Iceland first UK supermarket to trial deposit return scheme

Iceland has become the first supermarket in the UK to trial the plastic bottle deposit return scheme. It has installed a reverse vending machine at its store in Fulham, London, as part of a six-month programme. It follows the government’s recently announced intention to introduce such a scheme in the …

If Anything, Sludge Is a Resource

On our path to the European Union, we are bound to adopt a number of laws, among which are regulations related to the treatment of all wastewater and wastewater sludge. Despite the certain opinion which can be heard in our country that the purification of wastewaters isn’t really a necessity, …

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat

Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world. We are no longer in the 14th century, when as much as 76% of the population worked in agriculture – but farming still employs more than 26% of all workers globally. And that does not include the …

ABB-free@home® – Making Home Automation Easier than Ever

At the beginning of December last year, in 2017, the Metropol Palace Hotel presented an innovative home automation system ABB-free@home® which offers endless possibilities for creativity. The system enables the user a large number of functions and options, as well as upgrading the system through use. A unique solution in …

UK To Introduce Deposit Return Scheme For Single-Use Plastic Bottles

A deposit return scheme for single-use plastic drink bottles will be introduced this year in the UK, with the idea being to improve the rate of plastic bottle recycling and thus to reduce litter. The new plans echo some of those put into place in recent years in a number …

ABB Mobile App Takes Safety into the Digital Era

ABB AbilityTM SafetyAPP for power generation and water customers enables plant employees to quickly report safety risks, improve situational awareness and reduce potential safety risks. Since its introduction in 2014 in ABB, SafetyAPP has driven the reporting of 50,000 safety risks and reduced the number of serious incidents in Europe …