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11/04/2018

Nestlé reveals packaging recycling target

Nestlé reveals packaging recycling target. Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced its ambition to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The company – which employs 330 people at its factory in Dalston, near Carlisle – said it wants none of its packaging, including plastics, to end up…
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Energy management for businesses
News
04/04/2018

Scotland produces record amount of energy from renewables

Scotland produces record amount of energy from renewables. Scotland has become a world leader in sourcing its electricity from renewables, after a record year in 2017 for creating eco-friendly energy, figures show. The nation got more than two-thirds – 68.1 percent – of its electricity from green schemes last year –…
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Waste management for businesses
News
28/03/2018

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme

People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. The deposit will increase prices - but consumers will get the money back if they return the container. The scheme is expected to cover…
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Energy and waste consultant- Sustainable Advantage
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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
News
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
News
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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clinical waste
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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
News
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
News
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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