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Environmental Consultants
Paul Downing Associates

Paul Downing & Associates Ltd

Paul Downing is an experienced environmental consultant who has worked for the Environment Agency in the past but for the last 20 years has been working with industry and manufacturing as a consultant to help businesses find their way through the maze of environmental legislation.
Paul has recently helped several ATF’s with;
  • Environmental Permit Applications
  • Enforcement notices
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Site drainage and consents
  • Sealed drainage systems
  • Site condition reports
  • Environmental surveys
If you need help and guidance through the ELV Regulations, please contact Paul on 07790 147084 for an informal discussion and free quotation.
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Contact Paul Downing & Associates by email or telephone: 07790 147084

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Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.