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Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 7:03pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Green savings take flight at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport, working with its waste management contractor Biffa, has seen its recycling rate soar to over 90 percent since making a Resource Efficiency Pledge and is now encouraging all businesses on its campus to follow its lead and boost their green credentials. The Resource Efficiency Pledge, coordinated by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, is a free initiative...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on London’s economy at risk from extreme world weather

The London Assembly Economy Committee report ‘Weathering the Storm’, looks into the impact of climate change on London’s economy in terms of risks and opportunities. Jenny Jones AM, the report author and former Chair of the Economy Committee, said: “Too little is being done to understand and prepare for the potential costs of climate change. London faces a great unknown when it comes to how...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on BRICS sustainable finance regulatory initiatives put under the microscope

A new WWF report finds some BRICS countries are seeing initial success around environmental and social responsibility initiatives driven by improvements to financial market regulations. The report, Financial Market Regulation for Sustainable Development in the BRICS Countries, also outlines how some BRICS countries have gone beyond recognising the potential for financial systems and institutions to...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on 7 Steps to Increase Recycling in Your Workplace By Liz Ainslie of Hosking Associates Ltd

Recycling.  Ask any 6 year old where their home recycling bins are and they will happily show you.  Councils provide ample receptacles for us to fill with different types of recyclable waste.  We brag to the neighbours about what a teeny amount of general waste we had this week. Then we go to work. What happens to our behaviour when we reach our workplace?  Why do we resist recycling at work when...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 10:02am by John Peters
Comments Off on LEAF’s (Linking Environment And Farming) Annual Conference 2015 will be held on Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The event will bring together leading experts in sustainable farming to debate key topical issues related to the economic, environmental, social and political agenda surrounding sustainable food, farming and the countryside. LEAF’s Annual Conference is always extremely popular, so do put the date in your diary now to avoid disappointment. Watch out for upcoming e-mail updates for details on the...

Posted on Jul 21 2015 - 12:15pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Amec Foster Wheeler announces partnership with 100 Resilient Cities

Amec Foster Wheeler has announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) to give urban centres across the world access to groundbreaking tools allowing them to better plan for potentially destructive weather events. In collaboration with 100RC, Amec Foster Wheeler will harness meteorological data to provide 100RC member cities with highly detailed...

Posted on Jul 21 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on 1,000 UK Workplaces Make Every Can Count

Drinks can recycling programme, Every Can Counts, has revealed that over 5,000 new recycling points have been set up across 1,000 UK workplaces, in response to strong business and end-user demand for convenient recycling facilities ‘on the go’. The figure was revealed as the not-for-profit recycling programme marked reaching its 1,000th site, over six months ahead of target, with key funding partners...

Posted on Jul 21 2015 - 6:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on ReFood officially unveils its 2015 Sustainable Visionary

The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has announced the winner of its Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. Following a rigorous six-month judging process, Ronan Keane, a logistics and supply chain management student from Huddersfield University, was awarded the title and takes home a £5,000 bursary to further progress his studies. ReFood’s panel of waste management...

Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 6:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Business will benefit from being in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List

New figures have shown that job candidates in the UK are less money-driven and are increasingly swayed by the reputation of potential employers, which further underlines the importance of having your business included in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List 2016. According to a report by LinkedIn, 53% of people would rule out working for a company that has a poor track record when it comes...

Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on BDR Contract reaches full service commencement says Shanks Group PLC

International waste-to-product business, Shanks Group plc (LSE:SKS), announces that its  majority owned joint venture with SSE plc, 3SE (Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham) Limited (‘3SE’), has reached full service on its £750M contract with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (“BDR”) Councils. Under the 25 year contract, Shanks will operate mechanical biological treatment (“MBT”)...