Christian M.

Christian M. is an experienced earth scientist & engineer turned technical copywriter. He is particularly interested in the intersection between technology and waste markets, making him a perfect fit at CWQ. He was an initial investor in the project and recently joined the team in 2022. Christian's LinkedIn profile can be found here.

calculator Waste Emissions Calculator: Reducing your business’s carbon footprint

Businesses can significantly reduce their carbon footprint by following the waste hierarchy and avoiding waste disposal in landfills. Calculate how many kilograms of CO2 (and equivalent gases) can be avoided by recycling, composting and incinerating this waste before it reaches landfills using our Waste Emissions Calculator: How are business waste carbon emissions calculated? Business waste…

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asbestos Asbestos waste

Asbestos was once hailed as a pivotal material, providing remarkable insulation and strength to the new products churned by a burgeoning industrial revolution. Fast-forward a century, and asbestos has become synonymous with trouble. Finding it embedded in the structure of any property makes refurbishments or demolitions extremely expensive due to safety concerns about its potential…

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Waste Hierarchy Waste hierarchy

The waste hierarchy has gone from a vague framework developed by academics in the 1970s to the key principle driving waste management regulation, policy, strategy, and the key foundation for the circular economy. This article explains everything you need to know about the waste hierarchy, from its many variations to its history and subsequent pervasiveness…

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Sellafield Sellafield: Britain’s hidden nuclear waste hub

Sellafield in Cumbria is one of the world’s most significant nuclear sites, but very few have even heard about it. Its eventful history includes nuclear weapon research, narrowly escaping a major meltdown and a surprisingly high number of radioactive leaks and incidents related to its global nuclear waste re-processing (recycling) activities. Fast-forward to 2024, and…

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compost Composting for businesses

Food waste rotting in landfills is a major source of the UK’s methane emissions (a powerful greenhouse gas) and a major setback for the ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2050’ goal established by the UN. Despite this, only 20% of food waste in the UK is recycled back into useful products, including the soil amendments generated…

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Cardboard-recycling Can businesses make money from recycling?

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘One man’s rubbish is someone else’s treasure’? This is becoming increasingly true as the UK moves towards a circular economy. With more recycling plants opening up, businesses can turn their waste into valuable commodities. Businesses can take advantage of this by ensuring they manage their recyclables correctly to earn…

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