Sainsbury’s pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

13th September 2019 | Recycling

Sainsbury’s has become the latest supermarket to target packaging waste, pledging to halve the amount of plastic used in its stores by 2025. Its customers will have to change their behaviour to achieve the “bold ambition” it said, for example by buying milk in plastic pouches. It is also inviting the public and business partners…Read more

Yellowhammer: No-deal Brexit would undermine domestic oil industry, official documents reveals

12th September 2019 | Commercial Energy

A no-deal Brexit would likely result in the closure of two UK oil refineries, along with petrol shortages and higher electricity prices, the Government’s so-called Yellowhammer dossier has revealed. Published after MPs voted in favour of making the document public on Monday (9 September), the six-page dossier outlines what the Government believes will happen in…Read more

Successful drilling at UK’s first deep geothermal plant in Cornwall

11th September 2019 | Commercial Energy

Drilling to establish the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant has been successfully completed at United Downs Industrial Park in Redruth, Cornwall. Geothermal Engineering Limited (GEL) has established the deepest well every drilled on UK soil, at circa 5.1km vertical depth. The well is also the hottest, with temperatures of approximately 195C. Initial water flow…Read more

Sheffield powers up electric bin lorries with its own waste

10th September 2019 | Recycling

Sheffield City Council I trialling electric bin lorries powered by the waste they have collected, which they say is a “world first” for a local authority. The project has taken four used refuse collection vehicles, which would have been destined for the scrap yard, and re-fitted them to be powered by battery, using a system…Read more

Survey finds distrust in local recycling systems

9th September 2019 | Recycling

42% of people in the UK believe that their local authority “throws most of the recycling in with general waste” according to the findings of a survey by resources and waste firm Viridor. The 209 Viridor Recycling Index – the fourth time that Viridor has canvassed public attitudes towards recycling and waste – asked for…Read more

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Since then we have worked with FTSE 100 companies, one-man bands, across all categories.
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