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csr social value reporting
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16/10/2020

The Rise of Social Value

Since the introduction of The Public Service (Social Value) Act, the social benefits generated by publicly funded projects now have a greater influence on the way work is won by contractors. The Act placed a formal requirement on public sector organisations to consider the economic, social and environmental benefits for…
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plastic recycling
News
02/10/2020

Scientists create new super-enzyme that recycles plastic bottles six times faster

A super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before has been created by scientists and could be used for recycling within one to two years. The super-enzyme derived from bacteria that naturally evolved the ability to break down plastic was engineered by linking two separate enzymes, both of…
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National Recycling Awards 2020
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25/09/2020

Sustainable Advantage shortlisted for recycling award

Rising to the challenge of what to do with an expanding inventory of surplus clothing has resulted in awards success for Sustainable Advantage. Sustainable Advantage has been helping its client Fat Face in its goal to become a carbon neutral operation by 2025. Together they have minimised the amount of…
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Petersham Nurseries Richmond
News
21/02/2020

Recycling project pays off for Petersham Nurseries

Busy, award-winning restaurant Petersham Nurseries was desperate to improve its recycling record. A number of what it thought insurmountable hurdles were preventing it from making the necessary changes. Charles Hope-Dunbar of Sustainable Advantage describes how they collaborated to overcome those hurdles and save more than £20,000 a year.Our first step was to…
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fatface sustainability retail
News
05/02/2020

Fat Face announces sustainability targets

British lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face has announced its sustainability targets for 2025 and its plans to become carbon neutral.Sustainable Advantage has been working with Fat Face helping the company to reduce its carbon footprint by eight per cent over the last two years. It has increased waste…
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renewable energy procurement for businesses
News
16/01/2020

Clean energy milestone reached in 2019

The UK reached a clean energy milestone last year, by generating more of its energy from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels for the first time since the industrial revolution.Figures published by National Grid show that wind, solar, nuclear and hydro energy accounted for 57 per cent of power generation,…
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pret single use coffee cup recycling
News
11/10/2019

Pret A Manger coffee cup recycling scheme rolled out nationwide

Pret has announced the expansion of its in-store coffee cup recycling scheme to more than 350 UK stores, following successful pilots in London, Leeds and Glasgow. The expansion of the in-house coffee cup recycling initiative means that almost 90% of Pret shops across the UK have the capability to recycle…
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smart cities tram energy
News
06/09/2019

KenEx cross-Thames tram system proposal progresses

|Press Release KenEx cross-Thames tram system proposal is received positively by Local Authorities and is ‘certainly feasible’ Plans for a £600million tram scheme connecting Kent and Essex and incorporating an immersed tunnel under the Thames have received a further boost following the positive results of a recent feasibility study. The…
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sustainable restaurant association
News
16/08/2019

Sustainable Advantage joins the Sustainable Restaurant Association

|Press Release Waste sustainability consultant joins the Sustainable Restaurant Association The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) was launched in 2010 by two sustainability experts and two restauranteurs wanting to lead the charge for the hospitality industry facing the ongoing challenge of sustainability, by encouraging best practice and rating restaurants on their…
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clean power for construction
News
09/05/2019

Continuous clean power for construction sites

Estimates suggest construction equipment is responsible for 7% of NOx emissions in London, 25% of which comes from generators. While Temporary Builders’ Supplies (TBS) are being connected there can sometimes be a gap in clean power, between site mobilisation and TBS availability. We’ve teamed up with battery storage manufacturer Off…
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