Environment News

Unblocktober: How Polluted Are the UK’s Rivers?

28/08/2019

In October 2019, Lanes Group will be launching Unblocktober, our new public awareness campaign dedicated to protecting the UK’s sewers and waterways from blockages and plastic pollution. It promises to be a timely initiative, coming at a time when UK river pollution is posing a looming threat – and recent reports have shown just how…

Polluted drain flowing into a river

Introducing Unblocktober – the world’s first awareness month to save our sewers and seas

18/07/2019

Unblocktober.org Lanes Group is delighted to announce the launch of Unblocktober, the world’s first month-long national campaign and awareness month to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas – driven completely by you, the British public. If you want to help reduce the amount of plastic entering our seas, rivers and oceans,…

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4 eco-friendly household cleaning tips

28/11/2018

Household plumbing and drainage issues often stem from neglect or failure to adequately maintain the systems in your home. Actions like disposing of fats, oil and grease (FOG) down the sink, not clearing away hair or debris from plugholes, and putting objects down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed can all add up to a…

Putting hidden and nonwoven plastic under the microscope

07/08/2018

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…

Fatberg

Why is flushing sanitary products down the toilet bad for our sewers and oceans?

11/06/2018

Underneath our feet, a war is being waged between our ailing Victorian-era sewers and a torrent of sanitary products clogging up our pipes, drains and water courseways. Despite the valiant effort of foot soldiers, like our drainage engineers who tackled the ‘monster’ Whitechapel fatberg in 2017, sanitary products pose a significant threat to sanitation systems…

Don't flush tampons down the toilet