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15/02/2018

Dealing with clinical waste

Waste is probably not your largest area of expenditure, therefore, can be your most wasteful if not properly handled. If not set up correctly, dealing with waste can take an inordinate amount of staff effort to manage. With the potential for fines and the ultimate risk of facility closure, it…
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12/02/2018

Could plant-based plastics help tackle waste pollution?

We know that plastic waste is a big problem for the planet - our oceans are becoming clogged with the stuff and we're rapidly running out of landfill sites with 9% only recycled. Burning it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. So could plant-based alternatives and better recycling…
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06/02/2018

UK industry pays 33% more for electricity than rest of Europe

..As you will probably know, wholesale energy costs increased steadily over 2017. In addition, the fixed / pass-through charges levied by the Government also increased. As a result, you are most certainly going to pay more for your energy in 2018. There is something you can do. Now more than…
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02/02/2018

Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030

The Champions 12.3 initiative consists of government, business and civil society leaders, all of which have committed to accelerating progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 – halving food waste per capita and reducing food losses by 2030. Aldi announced on Wednesday (31 January) that it will join the initiative, targeting…
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29/01/2018

Scottish Whisky Association to ban plastic straws to tackle waste

The representative body for Scotland’s whisky industry has announced it will ban plastic straws and drinks stirrers in an effort to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the planet. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said the move is part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. The SWA’s…
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26/01/2018

Ofgem hunts for rescue supplier after energy firm goes bust

he energy regulator is on the hunt for an company in the sector willing to take on the 10,000 customers left stranded in the wake of another collapsed provider in the industry. Tyneside-based Future Energy on Thursday became the second energy minnow to fold this winter, triggering a scramble to find…
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24/01/2018

Budweiser switches to renewable energy for US brewing

Budweiser said it has switched all its US brewing to renewable electricity and is adding a clean energy logo to its labels as part of a global shift to green power by its parent AB InBev. A “100 percent renewable electricity” symbol will be added to US bottles and cans,…
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23/01/2018

New fountains and bottle-refill points to tackle London’s plastic waste

Mayor of London announces scheme to reduce packaging waste and improve access to tap water A new network of drinking fountains and bottle-refill points is set to be rolled out across London this year as part of a plan to reduce the amount of waste created by single-use plastic, the Guardian…
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23/01/2018

1m more smart meters which hinder switching could be rolled out

So far 8.6m first generation, or SMETS1, meters have been installed. This year is meant to herald the first big push to roll out more advanced SMETS2 meters, which do not have the interoperability problems of the older ones. But in a private letter to energy companies on Thursday, the…
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07/08/2017

Waste Compliance

Are you tired of trying to trace waste transfer notes, nervous about being fined, concerned about the possible impact on any ISO accreditations where relevant waste paperwork can’t be found in an audit? Do you know where your waste ends up? According to our research, over 80% of companies are…
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