UK coal decline due to carbon tax, report finds

17th February 2020 | Commercial Energy

The UK’s sharp decline in coal use is largely down to the coal carbon tax, according to researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge. British electricity generated from coal fell from 13.1 TWh (terawatt hours) in 2013, to 0.97 in 2019, and in June last year, (2019), the UK went without…Read more

Aldi increases plastic bag price to encourage recycling

14th February 2020 | Recycling

Aldi it putting the prices of its flexi-loop “bags for life” up from 9p to 15p to encourage customers to reuse. Aldi will reduce the volume of plastic bags sold in stores by providing reusable and recyclable alternatives in a bit to step up its sustainability initiatives. The increase in price will be implemented from…Read more

£1m fund for innovative waste oils recycling technology revealed

11th February 2020 | Recycling

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce £1m funding for innovative technology to recycle waste aircraft oils and lubricants – saving the Armed Forces money in waste charges whilst delivering environmentally-friendly by-products in the process. DASA – on behalf of the Royal Air Force – has awarded contracts to three universities and one…Read more

220 tons of recycled waste from Britain is found dumped in a warehouse in Poland

10th February 2020 | Recycling

More than 220 tons of recycled waste from Britain has been found dumped in a warehouse in Poland, and will now be returned at the taxpayers’ expense. The mountain of cardboard, drinks packets, aluminium foil, paper and other items painstakingly sorted by Britons to help save the planet was discovered abandoned in Bogaczew 72 miles…Read more

Scottish island takes a step closer to being carbon neutral

9th February 2020 | Commercial Energy

A key hurdle has been passed in pioneering work to make Orkney one of the first places in the UK to become carbon neutral. As well as reducing carbon output to net zero it is also hoped that the ground-breaking project will help alleviate fuel poverty on the islands – one of the hardest hit…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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