More non-recyclable household waste is being put in green bins

8th February 2020 | Recycling

More non-recyclable household waste is being put in green bins as families are confused by unhelpful labels on packaging, industry experts have warned. Up to 15 per cent of items at recycling plants cannot be reused, an increase from five per cent in previous years, waste management firm Veolia said. New research by YouGov has…Read more

Major Cuadrilla investor backs out amid fracking ban

6th February 2020 | Commercial Energy

Private equity firm Riverstone has sold its stake in Cuadrilla, the UK’s only fracking firm, as the company remains thwarted by Government red tape. The US firm has lost its patience with the nascent UK fracking industry, selling its 45% stake to Australian mining firm AJ Lucas, which was already Cuadrilla’s largest shareholder. The value…Read more

New petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles to be banned from 2035

4th February 2020 | Commercial Energy

The UK will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles from 2035, bringing forward the original date by five years. The announcement will come later today when Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches COP26, a major climate summit which will be held in Glasgow in November. The 2035 date could even be moved…Read more

UK Government’s net-zero plans ‘over-reliant’ on biomass and carbon capture

3rd February 2020 | Commercial Energy

The UK Government is over-prioritising carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and biomass in its net-zero plans and failing to account for the impact these technologies could have on land use. That is according to a new report from Chatham House’s energy, environment and resources department. Entitled “Net-Zero and Beyond”, the report analyses the potential…Read more

Universal recycling scheme urgently needed for the UK

31st January 2020 | Recycling

Four hundred and four milliseconds. Less than half a second. That’s how long it can take for consumers to decide which product to choose when shopping for groceries, according to a 2011 study. So imagine how much shrift that same shopper is going to give, at the end of a product’s short lift, to a…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.
We have clients in Aberdeen and clients in Truro - nationwide scope.