15 Jun 2017 It has since come to light the firm used a similar aluminium composite material to clad several high rises and public buildings throughout the uk, raising fears for the safety of thousands of other residents. Four 23-storey .. New plastic rain-proof cladding was installed at Grenfell Tower in White City, London, in May 2016 as part of a £10million refurbishment - but 'went up like a match' and helped the fire spread quickly from the fourth to 27th floor. Last night it also was
16 Jun 2017 By mid morning, the plastic cladding could be seen charred and melted on the tower in west London. Omnis director, John Cowley, told In the uk, there are up to 30,000 buildings wrapped in the cladding, according to the daily Mirror, and fire experts have expressed concerns over its their safety. Architect and fire expert Sam . Cladding is a material attached to a building's frame to create an outer wall (shown in orange in this graphic). The polyethylene core, which
24 Jun 2017 The company, Harley Curtain wall, went into administration as work to install insulation and panels during Grenfell Tower's refurbishment was underway. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack, who is leading the investigation, told The Times: 'We are looking at every criminal offence from manslaughter onwards, we are looking at health and safety and fire safety offences and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and
26 Feb 2018 At a global summit in Nairobi last December, I held aloft a copy of the daily mail with a front page headlined 'Let's turn the tide on plastic', writes UN Head of Environment ERIK SOLHEIM. Nowhere on the planet seems to be safe from this toxic flood. The painful reality is that our seas — from British coastal waters to the depths of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, 36,000 feet below the surface — are slowly but surely being transformed into a plastic soup.
5 Dec 2017 UN Environment Programme head Erik Solheim waved the British newspaper aloft as he spoke about the effect pollution is having on the environment at a conference in Nairobi.
5 days ago Is your water bottle safe? Shocking figures reveal 93% of drinks are contaminated with PLASTIC. New study reveals leading brands of water bottles are contaminated with plastic; Some of the leading brands tested include brands which are According to the research, a shocking 93 per cent of the 250 bottles tested were 'contaminated with plastic debris including polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). .. Maybe it's only an export now to the uk.
15 Jan 2018 A uk supermarket will be the first in the world to remove plastic packaging from all of its own-label products. Iceland's landmark move puts pressure on its rivals to follow suit amid public demands to turn back the tide of plastic pollution. The company, which has more than 900 stores, has a five-year plan to ditch plastic from all of its own-brand products. Packaging on 1,400 product lines will be replaced, and the changes involve more than 250 suppliers. First to go will
17 Jun 2017 A Tory party donor invested in the firm that used the cheap plastic cladding believed to have carried the flames of the Grenfell Tower blaze so quickly, it has emerged. The revelation, from the Mirror, comes amid a criminal investigation into the inferno which has killed at least 30 people, with 70 missing. A Coller Ray Bailey and his wife Belinda were director and secretary of Harley Curtain wall, which went bust in 2015 allegedly owing creditors £1.1million. Despite
15 Jun 2017 Hundreds of aluminium Reynobond panels were installed on Grenfell Tower; Three panel types - one with flammable plastic core and two are fire-resistant; Grenfell contractors reportedly chose the cheaper version with the plastic core; Panel with .. It has since come to light that the firm has used a similar aluminium composite material (ACM) to clad several high rises and public buildings throughout the uk, raising fears for the safety of thousands of other residents.
3 Jan 2018 Britain may soon have to burn or bury mountains of waste tubs, pots and bottles collected in recycling bins because China has stopped accepting our plastic.
29 Nov 2017 Let's turn the tide on plastic: Beauty spots across Britain are scarred with thousands of pieces of waste leading to calls for a plastic tax and a bottle deposit scheme. Nearly 1,000 pieces of litter are discarded for every 100 metres of uk coastline; An audit by the Marine Conservation Society found a 10% annual waste increase; Major supermarkets now want a plastic tax on the sale of single-use containers; Britons fail to recycle 16million single use plastic bottles every
14 Jun 2017 New plastic rain-proof cladding was installed at Grenfell Tower in White City, London, in May 2016 as part of a £10million refurbishment - but 'went up like a match'. Cladding is a material attached to a building's frame to create an outer wall (shown in this graphic). Northern Ireland's Housing Executive has already confirmed is to undertake health and safety inspections of each of its 32 tower blocks following the fire after concerned residents contacted them.
1 Dec 2017 However, the Belgian researchers concluded that 'the presence of marine microplastics in seafood could pose a threat to food safety'. Mr Porter said there was also concern that marine animals will increasingly struggle to digest plastic waste, which could lead to a struggle to survive. The extent to which Britain's beaches and waterways are being choked by plastic was exposed in a report on litter in the Thames published by the London Assembly. Recent trawls by the
11 Jan 2018 It follows Theresa May's landmark pledge to launch a 25-year strategy to eliminate the blight of 'avoidable' plastic, including bottles, cups and packaging. High street trade body the British Retail Consortium has lobbied ministers in an effort to block a deposit and return scheme (DRS). But its position is crumbling in the face of growing public and industry support for the idea. The daily mail has previously revealed how Coca-Cola, the biggest producer of soft drink
16 Jun 2017 The budget material's plastic core caused the building to burn quickly. A non-plastic type of panel named Proteus was proposed, but weren't used.