csr social value reporting
News
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
News
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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waste management care homes
News
25/01/2019

Streamline your care home’s waste costs

We spoke to the editor at The Care Home Environment about how we help care homes reduce budget pressures without compromising on care:
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Engineering services and new connections for construction
News
10/08/2018

Sustainable Advantage awarded safe contractor status

We can proudly announce that Sustainable Advantage has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safe Contractor status is a widely accepted standard which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise and competency amongst UK businesses. The company was delighted…
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Engineering services and new connections for construction
News
03/08/2018

ESOS Phase 2 compliance

With over 9,000 of the UK’s largest companies now required to comply with the Department of Energy and Climate’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), we’re helping companies meet these new obligations and turn energy saving opportunities into a real business advantage.  Read our summary sheet to find out what’s required…
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Energy management for businesses
News
01/05/2018

Energy entrepreneurs generating £350m a year

Scottish 'energy entrepreneurs' now generate £350m a year. More than £82m was invested in 117 independent renewable energy projects across Scotland last year, according to figures revealed today. The spending by businesses, developers, farmers, landowners and communities means almost £700m has now been invested in the sector in Scotland in…
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Waste management for businesses
News
25/04/2018

Plastic straws could be banned

The ban on plastic straw.   Prime Minister Theresa May announced that there will be a consultation into some banning some prevalent single-use plastics, including plastic straws and cotton buds at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday 19 April. Around 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown out in the UK every year,…
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Waste management for businesses
News
12/04/2018

Waitrose to stop using disposable coffee cups

Waitrose to stop using disposable coffee cups.   Some 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away annually in the UK, almost none of which are recycled because of their plastic lining. Disposable cups will be removed from all Waitrose stores by the autumn. Members of its loyalty scheme will still…
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Waste management for businesses
News
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
News
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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