New scheme boosts recycling behind bars

HMP Dovegate has opened a TV recycling initiative to help prisoners learn new skills and help reduce waste

Oregon prison puts inefficient lighting in the clink

The Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is now saving $65,000 a year after a series of LED upgrades

Florida jail puts energy inefficiency behind bars

A Florida jail has improved its energy efficiency credentials by installing tankless water heaters. Indian River County Jail in Vero Beach replaced its malfunctioning boiler and 300-gallon storage tank with eight of the devices, which use a powerful burner to quickly heat incoming water to the set temperature. They activate only when a fixture is […]

UK crackdown on illegal waste sites

  Rogue operators handling waste illegally will have to pay landfill tax. From 1st April 2018, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be able to prosecute these illegal operators where necessary. They could face large fines and risk a sentence of up to seven years in prison. HMRC estimates there are currently around 600 illegal […]

Prison for Durham man for illegal waste activities

A man from Durham has been charged for illegally depositing and burning waste. Christopher John Nash pleaded guilty at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court to two offences of operating a waste facility without a permit. He has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community […]

Blog: Sometimes crime does pay…

It’s been three months since he’s stepped out of prison and he’s already landed a high-profile public job. Yes, I’m referring to none other than the infamous and disgraced former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. He committed a crime back in 2003 when his now ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him in fear he […]

Chris Huhne lands new job with US energy firm

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has landed a high profile job with an energy company in the US three months after being released from prison. The former Energy Minister has been appointed as the European Chairman of Zilkha Biomass Energy (ZBE) “with the remit of growing the business in the European Union”, according to an […]

Waste crime jailbirds on the rise

The number of people jailed for committing serious waste crimes has nearly trebled in the last three years. But organised gangs continue to dump waste in towns and cities and using areas around motorways to run large-scale illegal waste operations. That’s according to the Environment Agency’s first ever Annual Waste Crime Report, which also reveals 335 […]