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Posted on Oct 6 2014 - 7:30am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on The first 100% recycled food safe crate in the UK

Sainsbury’s is the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material. Recycling these crates to a more efficient crate type will significantly reduce empty crate transport – reducing the number of road journeys needed to transport crates back to suppliers. The crates, recycled for Sainsbury’s by Schoeller Allibert, are the first in the...

Posted on Sep 24 2014 - 9:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Glass packaging industry reaches out to consumers with new app

Consumer campaign Friends of Glass harnesses support for glass in latest online move Launching this week, a new Friends of Glass Facebook app will allow users to browse, share and vote for their favourite recipes presented in glass, with weekly prizes for the most popular. The app launch comes at a time when healthy living has been branded the ‘new standard of cool’* and sharing recipes and images of food remains ever popular. The app, which is being rolled out this week, is available on Friends of Glass Facebook pages across Europe,...

Posted on Sep 12 2014 - 9:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Citizen Scientists Find City-Dwelling Bumblebees Enjoy a Cooling Breeze

Initial results of a new citizen science experiment: children and their families observe more bumblebees in urban localities compared to suburban and rural settings Approximately 30,000 people participated in the project this summer, resulting in just over 4,000 bumblebee data entries from all across the UK. They were asked to record bumblebee sightings on lavender plants as part of EDF Energy’s...

Posted on Sep 10 2014 - 3:15pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Charities to benefit from £1.8 million carrier bag charge

Just over 27, 000 Tesco customers have taken part in a vote to choose the beneficiaries of an estimated £1.8 million set to be raised from carrier bag charges in Wales and Scotland. The successful charities are Keep Scotland Beautiful and Keep Wales Tidy. The Scottish levy is expected to be worth around £1 million and the Welsh levy around £800,000. Both charities are planning to use the money...

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 6:30pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Dragons Den Slay Fuel Emissions

This series of Dragons’ Den goes green, with cast and crew going the extra mile to drive carbon emissions down. Multi-millionaire investors Deborah Meaden, Piers Linney, Duncan Bannatyne, Kelly Hoppen and Peter Jones ditched their cars while travelling to and from the show, opting to share with fellow Dragons or take public transport. The combined efforts of both cast and crew fuelled a cut in the...

Posted on Aug 15 2014 - 9:17am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Customers asked to choose organisations to benefit from carrier bag charge

For the first time, Tesco customers will be asked to choose the charities and environmental organisations that will benefit from an estimated £1.8 million set to be raised from carrier bag charges in Wales and Scotland. The organisations on the shortlist for Scotland are Love Food Hate Waste, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Groundwork UK. For Wales, the shortlisted charities are Keep Wales Tidy and Groundwork...

Posted on Aug 12 2014 - 1:00pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Chelsea installs long lasting LED floodlights at Stamford Bridge

Tonight, Tuesday August 12, the first football game in the UK to be played under LED floodlights will take place at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea Football Club take on Real Sociedad in a pre-season friendly. Over the summer, Chelsea became the first club to introduce LED pitch lighting at a major ground when it installed Philips ArenaVision LED floodlighting at Stamford Bridge. Philips LED lighting...

Posted on Aug 6 2014 - 6:07pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Dunbar announced as Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town

Being recognised as a Zero Waste Town could become a common-place accolade for Scottish communities, thanks to the launch of a new programme from Zero Waste Scotland aiming to recognise collective efforts from residents and businesses to reduce waste, recycle more, and use resources efficiently. Dunbar in East Lothian is set to become the first of Scotland’s Zero Waste Towns, it was announced today...

Posted on Aug 6 2014 - 1:36pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Philips claims that users can save up to 10 euros per year for every 40W bulb replaced

People who miss the shape and bright light of a traditional incandescent lightbulb will welcome the launch of Philips’ clear 40 watt equivalent LED bulb. Providing 470 lumens output in all directions, the bulb combines the elegant shape and sparkling light of a traditional bulb with the long life (25,000 hours) and low energy consumption of LED technology. Philips claims that users can save...

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 4:53pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Festival 2014 goes green with help from recycling volunteers

While Scotland’s athletes are going for gold, visitors to the Festival 2014 events running alongside the Commonwealth Games are going green, with help from volunteer recycling ambassadors. Zero Waste Scotland has worked in partnership with Festival 2014 organisers to recruit over 80 recycling ambassadors to help the huge crowds flocking to sites across Glasgow to separate their waste to ensure as...