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Case Study 2: Reducing pesticide pollution and managing waste

Case Study 2: Reducing pesticide pollution and managing waste

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    • 1. Case study 4: Chubb Fire have turned hazardous waste from fire extinguishers into a fertilizer <ul><li>95% by weight of all extinguishers returned to Chubb Fire are recycled </li></ul><ul><li>10 tonnes of powder per week used to be sent to landfill </li></ul><ul><li>The powder is removed in a booth, filtered and processed as an agricultural fertiliser </li></ul>
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    • 3. Main Challenges <ul><li>Finding a company who could use the powder </li></ul><ul><li>Took Chubb over a year to find a company who were cost effective </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper than the £4500 per week hazardous waste landfill fee </li></ul>
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    • 5. Summary <ul><li>Waste legislation affects most businesses in some way </li></ul><ul><li>Recently farmers have had to make significant changes with how they deal with waste </li></ul><ul><li>Waste does provide opportunities for businesses </li></ul>
    • 6. Further information <ul><li>Jeanette Wooster Tel: 01491 828591 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Katherine Buy Tel: 01491 828481 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>08708 506 506 - Customer Contact Centre </li></ul><ul><li>www.environment-agency.gov.uk </li></ul>

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