68 years after production of the classic model began; the last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line in the West Midlands, today January 29th 2016.
The four wheel drive vehicle has been produced since 1948 in Solihull by various owners including British Leyland, BMW, Ford and now Tata through Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
The Defender, which got its name in 1990, represented the continuation of the very first Land Rover modeled on the wartime jeep.
Since its launch, more than 2 million Land Rovers and Defenders have been sold, with 308 model derivatives. The Defender has featured in films such as James Bond movie Skyfall, has been a long-running supplier to the royals as well as a vehicle used by British troops.
The Land Rover was originally marketed as the “go anywhere” vehicle option, “for the farmer, the countryman and general industrial use”.
JLR are now working on a replacement for the Defender.
Tardis now has ten of the recognisable off-road vehicles in our fleet.
Tardis Land Rovers are suitable jobs in hard to reach or off-road areas:
Tardis Land Rover towing Fuel Bowser
From April 1st 2016, premises in England will no longer need to register as a hazardous waste producer, regardless of the amount they produce or store on their site.
Hazardous waste is generally waste that is considered harmful to human health, animals or the environment, this includes:
- Lead-acid batteries
- Solvent-based inks and paints
- Oils (except edible ones) e.g. car oil
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Equipment containing ozone-depleting substances e.g. fridges
- Hazardous packaging waste
Some premises are exempt from the registration requirement.
When registering your premises, you are given a unique ‘premises code’ which is only valid for 12 months from the date of registration. There is a fee for each site you register.
The decision to remove the requirement to register has been made by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Good & Rural Affairs) as part of the Smarter Environmental Regulation Review (Red Tape Challenge).
Red Tape Challenge
These changes do not apply until April 1st 2016.
You should always use an authorized business such as ourselves, to collect, recycle or dispose of your hazardous waste, to view our waste carriers license please click here.
Last year we reported that John Babb (Hire Desk Manager at Tardis Environmental) had ran the Birmingham Half Marathon. We all helped him raise an impressive £490 for his chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation.
This year, John has decided to push himself even further, as has signed up to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24th April 2016.
This time, John has decided to raise money for different charity still very close to his, and his family’s heart, Heart Research UK.
With training already underway for the gruelling 26 mile course, he now has the mammoth task of raising a minimum of £1750.
If you would like to show your support and help John reach his target, please follow this link to be taken to his Virgin Money Giving page.
Good luck John!