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Posted on Jan 12 2015 - 10:05am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on New Government figures show Cameron was wrong to attack onshore wind

The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, says today’s official Government figures on renewable energy show that the Prime Minister was wrong to attack onshore wind earlier this week. The latest update of “Energy Trends”, published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, shows that 18% of Britain’s electricity was generated from renewable...

Posted on Jan 8 2015 - 10:44am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on MANUFACTURER HARRIS BRUSHES HALVES ENERGY CONSUMPTION

UK manufacturer Harris Brushes has teamed up with Vickers Energy Group to reduce its energy consumption on site by 50%, saving £133,000 in the process. The market leading decorating product manufacturer, based in Worcestershire, installed an advanced energy management system at its site in a bid to tackle carbon emissions and increase the priority of environmental concerns in the business. Vickers...

Posted on Dec 17 2014 - 8:07am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on More effective way of capturing carbon dioxide from emissions

A joint Swansea-Texas research team has discovered a more environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could help in the drive to reduce the impact of greenhouse gases, by drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural gas wells Their study showed that amine-rich compounds are highly effective at targeting and capturing the greenhouse gas, when they are combined with...

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 8:29am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on The undiscovered goldmine of greenhouse gas savings

The construction industry has considerable potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but only if it is open to innovation and change with a more holistic approach. 68% of construction professionals think not enough is being done to reduce carbon in the industry, says a new report from the Construction Industry Council. This finding comes as no surprise to David Ball, Founder and Chairman of David...

Posted on Dec 12 2014 - 8:48am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Ethical Audit Format Puts Workers Centre Stage

Sedex, the leading non-profit organisation dedicated to improving global supply chains, has launched the latest version of the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), an audit procedure which is a compilation of good practice in ethical audit technique, to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice. SMETA version 5.0 is a product of the...

Posted on Dec 1 2014 - 8:02am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on High quality impact brand that is created as a vehicle to reduce poverty

WOO, short for Worlds of Opportunities is a new luxury lifestyle brand that is created as a vehicle to reduce poverty. The global brand is leading the way in sustainability and transforming the lives of hundreds. WOO developed a unique business model, to connect different worlds and bridge the gap between rich and poor by making high end authentic luxury products. WOOs launch product, the WOO bottle...

Posted on Nov 28 2014 - 8:36am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Sainsbury’s builds award collection with Sustainability Building Award

Sainsbury’s was recognised at the Sustainability Leaders Awards with the Sustainable Building Award for it’s ‘Triple Zero’ concept. Sainsbury’s was recognised with the Sustainable Building Award for its ‘Triple Zero’ concept to create stores that have zero water impact, zero operational carbon and send zero waste to landfill. This concept can be seen in the retailer’s...

Posted on Nov 25 2014 - 8:16am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on International green fashion guru Orsola de Castro unveils new fund at major industry event

Leading sustainable fashion designer Orsola de Castro took a break from designing dresses to wear to the Oscars to call on Scottish designers to take a more environmentally friendly approach today, at a sustainable fashion symposium at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. The event, hosted by Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Textile and Leather Association (STLA) was chaired by presenter Janice Forsyth and...

Posted on Nov 24 2014 - 8:48am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Sainsburys move to LED lighting not only saves energy but also transforms stores and depots

Sainsburys move to LED lighting not only saves energy as part of the 20×20 sustainability plan but also transforms stores and depots. They have been involved in the filming of a film for Lux Magazine. The film focuses on the challenges and requirements involved in transforming the various types of lighting across our estate to LED’s. For example, the Wolverhampton store, shown in the video,...

Posted on Nov 20 2014 - 8:04am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Businesses with green credentials shortlisted for City and Shire Tourism Awards

Visitor-focused businesses with green credentials have been named as finalists in the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards. The three nominees have been shortlisted by awards organisers because of the way they have reduced the impact of their business operations on the environment. Aberdeen restaurant The Mains of Scotstown Inn. The Bay Fish and Chips in the coastal town of Stonehaven and the Holiday...