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11 Jun 2018

Creating a Green Office - How Many Bins Do I Really Need?

Most organisations, regardless of size or industry, will have an office of some kind.   In this guide, we'll look at your options and (as we're all a bit nosey at heart) what other businesses have done to support their drive to sustainability....

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06 Jun 2018

Applying the KISS principle to your 2020 Sustainability Goals.

You don't have to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, officially listed in a European Economic Area or admit to dealing on either the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ to care about sustainability....

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05 Jun 2018

The Latte Levy. Is there a better, simpler and more 'economy friendly' solution?

With news that the proposed Latte Levy will cost the UK economy £819m and 11,000 jobs in the coffee retail sectorº, are we missing a simpler, more cost-effective and more economy friendly solution?...

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31 May 2018

The psychology of recycling

The question of why people do or don’t recycle has long occupied researchers and practitioners seeking to understand and influence this and other pro-environmental behaviours.  I recently read an article about how psychology could influence the way we recycle. ...

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24 May 2018

On-site bottle deposit return schemes - why should you bother?

It's no secret we are in the midst of a recycling sea-change. From all angles, we are bombarded by peer pressure and public consciousness that something needs to be done about waste - with a clear focus on plastic....

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18 May 2018

The psychology of waste

I recently read an article about how psychology could influence the way we recycle waste. Until that point, I thought I knew quite a lot - I was wrong....

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11 May 2018

Five ISO 14001 Continuous Improvement Idea

There are many challenges when it comes to environmental management. Challenges from stakeholders, placing growing pressure on policymakers to meet expectations they feel are necessary for any modern business they invest in. These stakeholders are not only internal (employees, shareholders etc) but also potential investors in the form of customers and the general public and their perception of your brand....

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02 May 2018

What would it cost to buy an indoor recycling bin station for work?

UPDATED: 10th May 2018 It depends! Much like buying a car, let's say a brand new Ford Fiesta, the price you pay depends on the specifications you add. Do you want a 3 door, 5 doors, alloy wheels, sat nav, reversing camera/sensor, bespoke paint, performance spec engine, sports exhaust? You get my drift....

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23 Apr 2018

Can "Zero Waste" be achieved?

It depends! I believe we can all achieve zero waste in some form or other, whether that be at home or within our workplace. However, can zero waste be achieved when looking at the larger picture - i.e. the full product journey end-to-end inc. the original source supplier/s, 2nd tier supplier/s, its production process, retail, consumer, disposal....

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20 Apr 2018

The advantages of an internal bespoke office recycling station / bin.

Whatever your reasons for considering upping your recycling game, I'm confident that a bespoke, tailor-made office recycling station or bin will tick many boxes....

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20 Apr 2018

What is the value of waste?

Provisional data indicates UK businesses generate 32.2 million tonnes of waste each year. This is significantly less, in fact, 10 million tonnes less than 2012. Does this indicate green shoots of change in the way we think about waste? Maybe businesses are understanding the value of their waste ensuring they profit from the reduced waste they produce? Or has social conscience also played its part? My guess - a combination of all three....

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16 Apr 2018

How can a Deposit Return Scheme help my company?

With news that a bottle and can deposit-return scheme gets the green light in England, and with plans already afoot in Scotland, you may be asking how a scheme such as this might help your business?...

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