Lanes pledges to back bin the wet wipe campaign


Lanes Group plc is backing a month-long campaign by Thames Water to get people to pledge not to flush wet wipes down the loo. Wet wipes wrongly disposed of down toilets are one of the main causes of blockages in drains and sewers. They are also a key ingredient in sewer-clogging fatbergs. Thames Water’s campaign,…

Putting hidden and nonwoven plastic under the microscope


As part of our ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign we’ve been discussing why sanitary products are a menace for our sewers and seas when they are not disposed of correctly. In our previous blog post, we discussed why they’re so troublesome, and talked about the problem in detail. But exactly why are sanitary items so difficult…


Wastewater engineers turn to fire fighting to save coffee shop


Two wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc have been praised by firefighters after they put out a fire outside coffee shop with their jetting hose. Fire chiefs at Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said their quick action prevented what would probably have been a serious blaze. Dan Edwards and Andy Heath had been responding to…


Water utility specialist backs investment in wildlife


Lanes Group plc has become an Investor in Wildlife to support the protection of wildlife and wild spaces across London and the Thames Valley. The Investors in Wildlife initiative is organised by 46 charitable wildlife trusts across the UK to encourage businesses and organisations to actively support wildlife conservation. Lanes Utilities, part of Lanes Group…


Standards “hat-trick” sets platform for business success


Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has achieved three business standards, demonstrating the robustness of its approach to quality, the environment, and health and safety. The company now holds ISO 9001:2015 for quality management, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management, and OHSAS 18001:2007 for occupational health and safety management. It is the first time Lanes has held…


Lanes receives RoSPA Gold Medal Award


Group Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment Manager Paul McParland, pictured right, received the certificate from RoSPA Trustee Don Lloyd during a ceremony at the Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has received the company’s RoSPA Gold Medal certificate for 2018. The presentation was made by the Royal Society for the Prevention of…