Marine litter, what is it and what it does to the environment

Being based in Brighton and a stone’s throw from the beach, Groundsure is in an envious position to many. However all too often litter can spoil the beauty of our beaches, something it is all too easy to observe being so close to the sea. In this blog post we investigate the phenomenon, where it...

Toxic dumping in the UK

The concept of nuclear waste being dumped in the UK may sound like something out of science fiction or an episode of The Simpsons, however this is in fact not a new phenomenon in the UK and the consequences may be more severe on the UK’s environment than the occasional three eyed fish. There is...

Waste: does recycling really work? And are landfills really that bad?

We are born, we live and we die. A quite simplified view on life. But during the whole mysterious circle of life there is something continually emerging: rubbish, a lot of rubbish. And a lot of our individual rubbish is known as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). World Bank defines MSW as: “Waste that includes non-hazardous...

Three new search reports from Groundsure

Groundsure continues to move the searches market forward with an ongoing dedication to customer focused reports and is delighted to reveal three new products all launching on Monday 11th February. All of the new products incorporate the Avista report standards in terms of design, layout and navigation – helping conveyancers get to the information they...

Fly tipping and abandoned waste – a new headache for Landowners

Fly tipping is on the rise. Local Government statistics continue to show increases, as has been the trend for the last five years, with over 1 million incidents reported in 2016/171. Quantities of about the ‘size of a small van’ are most commonly dumped on highways, but there are also many incidents that occur on...

Fast fashion and landfills

At this time of year, it’s easy to get carried away with shopping when everywhere we look there are special deals and post-Christmas sales. But it can be easy to forget about the impact that fast fashion can have on our environment. In this post, I want to explore the link between fashion and landfills...

The ins and outs of the mercury soil guideline value withdrawal

On November 21st the Environment Agency announced they would be withdrawing the Soil Guideline Value (SGV) for mercury (including the associated TOX Report and Supporting Information Document) following discussions with Public Health England (PHE). The discussions arose from a 2012 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)1 report that considered methylmercury and inorganic mercury in food and...