Environment News

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…

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Lanes for Drains welcomes the microbead ban

05/10/2016

The UK government is expected to ban the sale of microbeads by the end of 2017, following advice from the House of Commons Environmental Committee and pressure from environmental campaigners. It’s great news for the oceans (and the country’s drainage system!) But why are microbeads so bad for the environment? What are microbeads? Microbeads are…

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Lanes drainage know-how helps curb major road hazard

20/03/2015

Lanes Group drainage expertise is helping prepare for road safety improvements at a junction where accidents have resulted in two fatalities. The company’s engineers have carried out a full highways drainage survey at an intersection on the A1306 in Havering, East London. Havering Borough Council commissioned the Lanes London depot at Rainham to do the…

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