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Nicolle Jutta Fravel

United Kingdom

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Member since December 02, 2013

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    A Governmental review of EU powers affecting the UK has revealed general support for waste and environment regulations.

    The cross-department ‘balance of competences’ review looked at how UK industry and other stakeholders viewed the influence of EU legislation.

    It said the waste management profession agreed that EU Landfill Directive and Waste Framework “significantly changed the UK’s approach to waste management, reducing landfill and increasing recycling”.

    The Environmental Services Association told the review the Landfill Directive had led to a “huge reduction” in UK methane emissions from landfill, which are down 65% since 1990, and a “much better” rate of recovery of materials and energy for the UK economy.

    In its response, the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) said EU climate change policies had driven economic growth and jobs by creating a sufficiently large market for low-carbon technologies.

    The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management called for further regulation in some areas and said there should be new EU-wide standards for solid recovered fuel and refuse derived fuels.

    Both the CIWM and the Resource Association said that an additional 50,000 jobs could be created if the UK increased its recycling rate to 70%.

    Some respondents warned against the cost of waste obligations on small to medium sized businesses.

    The review said: “The evidence showed that in some cases respondents believed that EU regulation had not found th...

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    HUNTINGTON — West Virginia American Water’s Huntington Treatment Plant carries a high susceptibility ranking for contamination with more potentially significant contaminants upstream than any other water system in the area, but very little is known about those pollutants and their impact on Cabell County’s main water supply, according to a state report published in June 2003.

    The unanswered questions may come as unsettling in light of a Jan. 9 chemical spill, which leaked Crude MCHM from Freedom Industries into the Elk River and subsequently into the water company’s Kanawha Valley intake a mile downstream.

    West Virginia American Water claimed to have zero knowledge of the chemical’s presence at Freedom Industries, but reassures those living in Cabell County that adequate monitoring exists upstream and at Huntington’s water intakes to detect almost anything before it impacts the local water supply, said Sandy Johnson, water quality supervisor at the Huntington Treatment Plant. Her facility also benefits from a catalog of top concerns as cataloged by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO).

    “New chemicals are produced every day, new industry is moving in every day, so you can’t be 100 percent prepared,” she said. “We’ve been on the Ohio River. We know what is there all of the time. We’re testing it. I’m proud of the Ohio River that it has cleaned up over years. Instead of being more polluted, it’s getting cleaner and cleaner. I’m very proud o...

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    I have no doubt that we have entered a new dawn in Scotland with the advent of the new Waste Regulations which came into force at the beginning of this year.

    With an ambitious target set by the Scottish Government of 70% recycling and just 5% of waste going to landfill by 2025, the regulations are instrumental in helping us achieve this aim.

    However throughout the process of raising awareness of the regulations I’ve found it encouraging to see a real awakening across Scotland of the financial benefits on offer through managing waste more effectively.

    Indeed, many businesses and organisations now know that it makes absolute financial sense to cut down on waste and recycle wherever possible; staking their claim to some of the estimated £192m savings on offer through businesses and organisations in Scotland becoming more savvy with how they manage their waste.

    Here at Zero Waste Scotland, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that as many businesses and organisations as possible were prepared for the regulations when they came into force on 1 January.

    The requirements are clear: all businesses and public sector organisations in Scotland are legally required to separate key recyclable materials including paper and card, plastic, metals and glass for recycling collection. In addition all food businesses which produce over 50kg of food waste per week must present this for separate collection unless they are located in a rural area.

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    There are significant environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling. Recycling helps create jobs, can be more cost effective than trash collection, reduces the need for new landfills, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, and adds significantly to the U.S. economy.

    More Jobs, Economic Development, and Tax Revenue

    • Recycling creates new businesses that haul, process, and broker recovered materials, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials.

    • The recycling and reuse industry consists of approximately 56,000 establishments that employ over 1.1 million people, generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion, and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues.

    More Energy Security

    • The amount of energy saved differs by material, but almost all recycling processes achieve significant energy savings compared to virgin material production. For example, recycling of aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from virgin sources. For each can recycled, this is enough energy to run a television or computer for three hours.

    • By conservative estimates, recycling was projected to save 605 trillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) in 2005, equal to the energy used in 6 million households annually.

    Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    • Current evidence suggests that it is likely that human activities have contributed to accelerated warming of the Ear...

  • Stevenson and Company: Seller Services

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    Assisting In the Sale Of Your Company

    Stevenson & Company has helped private business owners and corporations sell companies and maximize their financial returns for over 25 years. Because selling a company is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make and each company is unique, we tailor the selling process to your company, your industry and your goals.

    The Services we provide

    When you engage Stevenson & Company to sell your company, you receive the total commitment of our staff, access to the many professional resources available to us, and a pledge of confidentiality. We work side-by-side with you and your people every step of the way. We take the time to explain the process when questions arise. We work to thoroughly understand your company and help you crystallize your company’s key selling points, allowing you to show your company in its best light.

    *Our services for you as a seller include: *

    • Advice on pricing and market conditions • Assistance with strategic positioning of company • Preparation of marketing materials • Identifying and uncovering top potential buyers • Arranging visits and furnishing Information • Assist in negotiating and structuring the transaction • Monitoring due diligence and closing

    What to expect: How we work

    1. Initial Discussions — We will talk with you on a confidential, no-obligation basis to help explore your options. Further discussions can be arranged on issues such as the best types...

  • Stevenson and Company: What We Do

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    **Overview of Services: Assisting Clients in Sales and Acquisitions**

    Founded in 1979, Stevenson & Company has assisted corporations and owners of closely-held companies throughout the U.S. in the sale and acquisition of mid-market divisions and companies. We offer our clients a unique blend of personal attention and professional expertise that results in successful transactions.

    Our advisors have an average of fifteen years of merger and acquisition experience and have worked in both corporate and small business settings. All are active in professional and industry associations. Your goals are our primary focus throughout the transaction, whether buying or selling. We are committed to assisting you and your people in:

    • Maximizing your sale price or acquisition value • Making the process easier and more efficient • Shortening the overall timetable of the transaction • Identifying and engaging the most qualified domestic and international prospects • Guiding negotiations and successful closing of transactions

    Experience: Businesses and Industries Served

    • Manufacturing Industry Including... • Aerospace and Defense • Automotive and Truck • Capital Goods • Consumer Products • Electrical and Electronics • Engineered Products • Food and Agricultural • Metal Products • Packaging and Printing • Plastics and Rubber

    Service Industry Including...

    • Business Services • Consumer Services • Industrial Services • Marketing Services


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    Stevenson & Company is a highly successful merger and acquisition advisory firm that has worked with mid-size companies for 30 years in the sale or acquisition of hundreds of businesses.

    We work closely with you to guide your people through a sale or purchase to achieve maximum rewards. Because all of our advisors have either owned or run their own businesses, we have the first-hand knowledge it takes to strategically position and complete a successful company sale or purchase. Stevenson & Company is only satisfied when the results of a transaction meet or exceed your business and personal goals, and when our clients affirm that our help did mean a great deal.

  • Newport CH International Group LLC: About Us

    Environment, Environmental Design


    About Us

    Our focus is on the sourcing of recyclable paper, plastics and metals throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. We are direct export shippers for the recycling industry, supplying numerous mills in China, as well as other Asian countries, with quality products. We provide raw material for their 'state of the art' mills and manufacturing facilities.

    Our overseas customers have the assurance of consistent supply and quality, further strengthened by our partnership with Canusa Hershman Recycling Company, headquartered in Connecticut and Maryland.

    Newport CH handles all logistics in-house, including shipping line rate negotiations, bookings and local drayage assistance. We take care of all required export documentation and banking transactions from our corporate office in Orange, California. To facilitate our exports to China we are AQSIQ certified and are an approved CCIC self-inspection company. Newport CH strives to encourage growth in the recycling industry by being supportive and involved with numerous state and local government agencies.

    Through our office in Shanghai, China we are able to work directly with the mill buyers in order to meet their requirements. We are in constant communication with our Shanghai office to stay apprised of any market changes or concerns with material arriving into China. Newport CH's offices in London and Amsterdam expand our services by exporting material from the UK and European locations to Asia.

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  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
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