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Posted on Jul 28 2014 - 10:23pm by Sustainable News
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Social housing and property management group Places for People has reduced its carbon footprint and transformed productivity and customer service levels with the implementation of a Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp virtual computing solution that enables office-based and mobile staff to record and access data via virtual desktops in real-time. Over the last year, the not-for-profit property management,...

Posted on Jul 18 2014 - 10:51am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on On Your Marks, Get Set… Grow – Food Waste Helping Commonwealth Games Flourish

Food and garden waste collected from households in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire Councils has been transformed into compost which was used in the development of Glasgow 2014’s Athletes Village and other Commonwealth Games venues. Almost 50,000 tonnes of food and garden waste is collected from the council areas each year and sent to GP Plantscape’s In-Vessel Composting (IVC)...

Posted on Jul 16 2014 - 12:51pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Bombay Sapphire distillery a design gem and sustainable future

The Bombay Sapphire gin distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire has received the BREEAM Award for Industrial Design. Last year, it became the first refurbishment to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ design-stage BREEAM accreditation. The Mill, which was previously used to produce watermarked banknote paper for the Bank of England, is situated within a Conservation Area and Site of Special Scientific...

Posted on Jul 8 2014 - 9:51pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Zero Waste Scotland Launches New Litter Prevention Funds

Zero Waste Scotland is seeking new, innovative ideas to help prevent and tackle the impact of litter and flytipping across Scotland with the launch of three calls for projects today (Saturday 5th July). The three programmes – Infrastructure and Enforcement; Innovation; and Product and Service Development – aim to encourage creative, workable solutions to tackling Scotland’s long-standing litter...

Posted on Jun 29 2014 - 3:48pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on More than £2.6 million issued for new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first week

£2.61 million was issued to households through the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first week, according to industry estimates. placeholder 1,736 applications were made for the fund which offers households in England and Wales up to £7600 cash back for making energy efficient home improvements. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: “We’ve changed the Green...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 6:17pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on New doggy bags pilot aims to cut restaurant food waste

Pilot in top Scottish restaurants aims to prevent equivalent of one in six meals ending up in the bin Scottish diners are to be offered the chance to help cut the volume of food waste from restaurants by taking their leftovers home. Zero Waste Scotland’s ‘Good to GoZero Waste Scotlands Good to Go doggy bag’ scheme, being piloted in participating restaurants in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Kilbride...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 5:19pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Electric bike scheme sparks major interest

A CONGESTION-BUSTING scheme that lets people in Newcastle and Gateshead rent a free electric bicycle is proving a runaway hit. The initiative, part of the Go Smarter alternative transport campaign, aims to reduce traffic across Tyne and Wear by persuading people to leave the car at home. Dad-of-four, Andy Hunter of Cochrane Park, Heaton, was one of the first to take the month-long free trial – and...