Commit to purchase Waste Management at $52.50, earn 4.2% using options

Commit to purchase Waste Management at $52.50, earn 4.2% using options

Investors eyeing a purchase of Waste Management, Inc. (WM) stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of $61.36/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2018 put at the $52.50 strike, which has a bid at the time […]

£15 million waste water treatment works upgrade for Inverurie.

£15 million waste water treatment works upgrade for Inverurie.

Scottish Water is submitting a planning application for a state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Works upgrade at its site in Inverurie, which would boost the local economy and provide an increasingly efficient service for this growing community. The planned improvement directly follows a recent growth in the local population, with the upgrade also ensuring that the […]

United Utilities and Severn Trent combine non-household retail businesses.

United Utilities and Severn Trent combine non-household retail businesses.

United Utilities (“UU”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Severn Trent, whereby UU and Severn Trent will combine their non-household water and wastewater retail businesses, principally comprising billing and customer service activities, into one business (the “JV”), centrally located in Stoke-on-Trent. UU and Severn Trent have strong […]

Animal feed firm fined for sewer breach which damaged treatment works.

Animal feed firm fined for sewer breach which damaged treatment works.

A High Peak animal feed business was fined (Thursday) £18,000 for discharging polluting waste into the public sewer and causing damage to a treatment works. J.E Morten Limited, of Whaley Bridge, was prosecuted by United Utilities Water PLC (United Utilities) after a series of inspections by the water company’s staff at the firm’s base on […]

Glastonbury Festival to pay £31,000 for causing pollution.

Glastonbury Festival to pay £31,000 for causing pollution.

The organisers of Glastonbury Festival, the world’s biggest music festival, have been ordered to pay £31,000 in fines and costs for pollution offences involving human sewage. More than 4km of the Whitelake River was polluted after approximately 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage escaped from a temporary storage tank on a farm at Pilton, near Shepton […]

​Human sewage could power over half a million UK homes.

​Human sewage could power over half a million UK homes.

Advances in Anaerobic Digestion and CHP are key to meeting electricity demand, as pressure on the National Grid Mounts. Sludge could be one answer to the UK’s energy crisis according to the UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia. More human waste should be being turned into energy for the National Grid, as an unprecedented “energy gap” looms […]

Mancunian Way to reopen fully in June.

Mancunian Way to reopen fully in June.

Mancunian Way will soon be fully re-open. Manchester City Council estimates that roadworks will be completed by mid June, allowing both sides of the carriageway to reopen fully. Since August last year United Utilities and Manchester City Council have been working at the site of a huge sinkhole that appeared in the road. A contraflow […]

Waste plea for County Durham businesses, following contamination threat.

Waste plea for County Durham businesses, following contamination threat.

Businesses in a County Durham village are being urged to help take care of the environment after a release of oil into the area’s sewers reached Northumbrian Water’s Sacriston sewage treatment works and a local watercourse, the Black Burn. While the pollution was largely caught and isolated by the sewage treatment works, minimising any resulting […]

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

“Improving wastewater and solid waste collection and management presents the most urgent short-term solution to reducing plastic inputs, especially in developing economies.” A 179-page report on plastic marine debris was released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly. The report suggests “marine plastic litter is a global concern”. Marine plastics are distributed throughout the ocean, from the […]