Clear glass solar panels could charge mobile phones and electric cars

16th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

A new type of window glass that is effectively a transparent solar panel could be used to charge mobile phones, electric cars and power homes, scientists say. A working model of the glass has been created to show the viability of the process, but it now needs to be refined, made more efficient and brought…Read more

Public wants national standard for packaging recycling

16th July 2019 | Recycling

The British public wants all food packaging to be made 100 per cent recyclable anywhere in the country, according to a survey of over 6,000 people published today (16 July). The research, which assesses UK citizens’ opinions around food waste and packaging, was commissioned by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), and the Industry…Read more

Wind could heat all Scottish homes – and millions more in England

15th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

Wind turbines could power every home in Scotland and most of the north of England as well, according to new figures. Figures show wind power output hit a record high during the first six months of 2019, enough energy to power twice the number of homes in Scotland. Data from Weather Energy indicate that the…Read more

Small shops still hand out 2 million plastic bags every day

12th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

Up to two million plastic bags a day could be kept out of landfills, recycling plants, and rivers if the government doubled the 5p levy on carrier bags and extended it to small shops, figures suggest.  Businesses with fewer than 250 employees are currently exempt from the charge which was introduced in England in 2015,…Read more

Deposit return system for plastics could generate £2bn for UK economy

11th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

An “all-in” deposit return system that accounted for all types of drinks cans and bottles in the UK could generate up to £2bn for the economy over a 10-year period, compared to £250m for an “on-the-go” system that collected less. The UK Government announced plans in February 2019 to drastically modify waste management systems through…Read more

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Oroco Utilities was set up in 2008 to help commercial companies with their electricity and gas contracts.
Since then we have worked with FTSE 100 companies, one-man bands, across all categories.
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