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Fatbergs: The data behind the growing phenomenon

11/03/2019

Have you ever heard of a fatberg? Keep an eye on the news over the coming months and the chances are you will. Utilities companies and drainage firms are coming across mammoth fatbergs on an increasingly regular basis and they are posing a huge problem to our waterways and marine life. Here, we take a…

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…

Lanes Group invests £1m in latest pipe lining technology

04/10/2018

The UK’s largest independent drainage and utility specialist, Lanes Group plc, has invested over £1million in new pipe lining technology. The purchase of three new dual-core ultraviolet light cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining systems significantly adds to the company’s sewer rehabilitation capability. Two of the UV systems will line pipes with diameters from 150mm to 1600mm. The…

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How using eco-friendly feminine hygiene products can help you fight plastic pollution

14/09/2018

As part of our ongoing ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign, we’ve talked extensively about how the improper disposal of tampons and sanitary towels is one of the biggest causes of troublesome drain blockages. The reason for this is that many of these products contain hidden plastics that aren’t immediately noticeable or recognisable, but nevertheless prevent the…

eco-friendly feminine hygiene products