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Posted on Jul 9 2015 - 12:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on ReFood reveals Sustainable Visionaries final three

ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, has officially announced the finalists of its Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. Ronan Keane from Huddersfield University, Blyth Mkonya from Sheffield Hallam and Florence Cornish from Leith’s School of Food & Wine have each gained a place on the competition’s shortlist and will now go head to head in order to win a £5,000...

Posted on Jul 7 2015 - 8:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on TEGREL GOES GREEN TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION BY 44%

Leading UK metal supplier Tegrel Limited has made a commitment to carbon reduction by installing a Vickers energy management system to cut energy usage by almost half. The company’s Environmental Policy was introduced to significantly improve efficiency and address social corporate responsibility. The Vickers energy management system was installed at Blaydon-on-Tyne site to control the Powermatic...

Posted on Jul 7 2015 - 12:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Skills shortage in environmental sector one of the biggest challengers facing new government

Growth for businesses is reliant on access to top talent One of the biggest challenges facing the new administration is the impending skills shortage fuelled by the country reaching record levels of employment. A major headache for fast growing companies in the environmental sector, who are some of the country’s top wealth creators, is access to a pool of skilled talent. These companies are responsible...

Posted on Jul 7 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on TOP BRITISH FIRMS TO PM: STEP UP CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT AND BUILD GREEN ECONOMY

0 UK businesses including Willmott Dixon, Cisco, E.on, John Lewis Partnership, SSE, and BT have called on the new government to take decisive action to combat climate change and build a low-carbon economy. An open letter from the firms to Prime Minister David Cameron and published in today’s Financial Times calls on the new administration to: Seek a strong global climate deal in Paris in December...

Posted on Jul 6 2015 - 8:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Good Energy has beaten a strong field to win the ‘Leadership Award’ at the 2015 British Renewable Energy Association awards

100% renewable electricity company Good Energy has beaten a strong field to win the ‘Leadership Award’ at the 2015 British Renewable Energy Association awards. The company secured the award for its continued commitment towards securing the future of the UK’s energy needs from renewable sources. Last year alone, the supplier and generator built and commissioned a new wind farm and its first two...

Posted on Jul 6 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on DAIRY UK ANNOUNCES BIODIVERSITY COMMITMENT FOR PROCESSORS

British dairy processors have pledged to enhance biodiversity on processing sites, marking a significant step in their efforts to ensure the sustainability of the dairy supply chain. Biodiversity is a significant issue for all manufacturing industries and the Dairy Roadmap, a collaborative mechanism to address environmental issues in the sector, offers a framework to drive sustainability across the...

Posted on Jun 30 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Carbon Down for Virgin Atlantic as Sustainability Report Reveals Latest Progress

New figures have revealed Virgin Atlantic’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 12 per cent showing increased profitability and reduced environmental impact can go hand in hand. The latest figures are in Virgin Atlantic’s 2015 ‘Change is in the Air’ Sustainability Report, which covers the airline’s progress against its environment and community investment programmes. In 2014, Virgin Atlantic...

Posted on Jun 29 2015 - 8:31am by John Peters
Comments Off on National Commitment Makes Health and Safety Excellence the Goal for Scotland’s Resources Sector

Scotland’s resources sector is being inspired to achieve excellence in health and safety, as today (Wednesday 10th June 2015) Zero Waste Scotland visited Moray Council to launch the second phase of its Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment. The commitment is Zero Waste Scotland’s ‘kite mark’ for quality in the waste and resources sector, backed by the Scottish Government. Cabinet Secretary...

Posted on Jun 18 2015 - 5:04pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Lego Group to Invest £96m Boosting Search For Sustainable Materials

The LEGO Group establishes LEGO Sustainable Materials Centre and expects to recruit more than 100 employees in a significant step up on the 2030 ambition of finding and implementing sustainable lternatives to current materials. The LEGO Group have announced a significant investment of £96m dedicated to research, development and implementation of new, sustainable, raw materials to manufacture LEGO...

Posted on Jun 18 2015 - 1:14pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Sainsbury’s has teamed up with one of the biggest names in motor sport to give its store fridges a turbo boost

Thanks to the technology of Williams Advanced Engineering, Sainsbury’s fridge systems are being fitted with aerofoils – the same technology that helps to improve the performance of F1 cars on the road. These aerofoils have been designed and manufactured by Aerofoil Energy Ltd, and Williams’ Advanced Engineering has worked closely with them to use F1 aerodynamics technology to refine the design. Aerofoils...