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22/03/2018

Renewable energy funding boost

Renewable energy funding boost could mean UK energy farms are built subsidy-free by 2030. Onshore renewable energy farms that are able to generate three times as much power as the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant could soon be built without subsidy from taxpayers, according to the report. It’s thought a…
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Waste management for businesses
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13/03/2018

Burn or bury waste plastic?

Burn or bury waste plastic? Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge. How can it recycle more of its own waste? And should it bury or burn the low-grade waste that it can't recycle? We're trying to answer…
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Waste management for businesses
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06/03/2018

Businesses underestimate packaging waste by 50%

Business under estimate packaging waste - UK businesses are drastically underestimating the amount of plastic packaging waste they produce while paying “barely anything” to deal with the problem, new research claims. Britain generated 2.26 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2015, according to the latest available Government figures. But the true figure is…
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Sustainable Advantage - Energy and waste management for UK businesses
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19/02/2018

Siberian Chill Is About to ‘Test’ Europe’s Energy Supplies

Prices for electricity, natural gas, coal and carbon rose across the region as colder weather is set to increase demand for heating. The chillier outlook is because of a weather event called sudden stratospheric warming, where the polar vortex of westerly wind is slowed down or reversed, pushing cold air flows…
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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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Sustainable Advantage - An intelligent approach to energy and waste management
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06/02/2018

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

..UK Electricity market. s 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.…
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Sustainable Advantage - An intelligent approach to energy and waste management
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02/02/2018

Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030

Aldi pledges to halve food waste. 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…
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Waste management for businesses
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29/01/2018

Scottish Whisky Association to ban plastic straws to tackle waste

Scottish Whisky Association to ban plastic straws. 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…
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Energy management for businesses
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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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