Greening the Army

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Goatman, Sep 26, 2006.

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  1. Why?

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  2. We do - they re called LEs

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  3. Dont be so sad you muppet

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  4. Agree - how ?

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  5. My unit has had bottle banks for YEARS - whats new?

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  6. Actually, the PRI earns £xK aa year this way....

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Right you lot, look in, clutch in and pay attention this way - this is NOT about tree-hugging, wearing sandals or knitting your own macrobiotic yoghurt, got me ?

    So pin back the lugholes and listen without prejudice, as George 'Hampstead Heath' Michael would say:

    All this 'OGC Buying Solutions' stuff is what we used to call 'Crown Agents' when I was a young goat....and DSA used to be part of the Defence Sales Organisation/DESO till it got hived off to fit with whatever we're calling the Defence Logistics Organisation this week.

    A few years ago I remember a young crow writing to Soldier mag on this issue and getting the usual " blah,blah di yah " response from Upavon.

    The irony is , we take youngsters who've been brought up to at least THINK about putting stuff in the bottle bank - and then put them in barracks where nobody appears to give a sh1t.......

    If anyone's interested I'll supply the hyperlinks at the bottom of the dit.


    Hobby horse ridden, bonnet, bees for the keeping of, doffed - Tea and toast await !

    Le Chevre

    Edited for 'a', not 'ahhh'
  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Blimey...echoing silence :-D...once again I win the prize for 'Most boring thread on ARRSE' effortlessly !

    I would be interested to hear from whoever ticked the box to say
    ' My unit has had bottle banks for years'......who gets the revenue and is this now standard or just an individual case where the PROM has vaguely heard recycling may be A Good Thing ?

    Lee Shaver
  3. On behalf of the Defence Environment and Safety Committee, the Waste Policy and Review Group will:
    Maintain the waste chapter of JSP 418

    Examine the scope for a MOD-wide waste contract

    Develop a MOD-wide waste management system and support the MOD EMS

    Produce waste stream baselines and propose reduction targets & monitor against SDiG targets

    Produce guidance for waste management operations

    Represent MOD at the inter-departmental waste group

    Maintain a specialist sub-group on Packaging waste

    Examine scope for setting up MOD and interdepartmental waste minimisation schemes

    Monitor waste policy developments within the UK and the EU

    Monitor international waste policy issues

    Interface with MOD radioactive waste groups

    Develop and maintain a MOD Sustainable Waste Management Strategy
  4. Blimey, and I thought all I had to do was not be llike Rick.
  5. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Y-a-a-a-y! Stunned and amazed of Herefordshire.......and the Committee has sat since WHEN ?

    And they developed said strategy WHEN ? ?

    And it is now hosted on the Web WHERE ?

    Ah the Ivory Tower........memories of golden years (thankfully) past :-D

    Lee Shaver
  6. For the love of God, please find the Google website:

    Waste Policy
  7. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Well cheers for that Chins. Terse and to the point, but not exactly user friendly.

    Given that 52% of the people who bothered to respond to the poll appear to want to know more about how the Army can do better in this regard - how succesful is Land's cascade-briefing on this ?

    Or is it the case that once the briefing pack has got to Brigade HQ , that's the end of responsibility?

    Sorry if this is not your part of ship and you're just trying to helpful.

    But if it IS your part of ship - your approach to communicating is antediluvian.

    ( Google for it)

    However, the Army Internet site produced the following which is slightly more use:

    According to this, the Army's aim is to

    Thanks to all who responded.

    Le Chevre