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Circular Economy

Focussing on design for recycling and repurposing textile flooring waste

Carpet Recycling UK is an independent not for profit membership association working with the supply chain for textile flooring. We help foster strategic collaborations and networking to develop viable solutions for carpet and other textile flooring waste such as carpet ...

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Resourceful thinking

With rising material costs, carbon reporting and increasing recognition by customers and organisations, the circular economy is gaining credence. Sunil Shah, Director and Heather Turner, Sustainability Analyst at Acclaro on what this could mean for the FM sector The concept ...

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Offices need to embrace principles of circular economy says BCO

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has published a new report urging the property industry to ‘retain, extend life, reduce impact’ to futureproof the office sector. ‘Circular Economy in Offices‘ provides guidance to the office sector in relation to new-build, refurbishment ...

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Almost £59bn worth of assets are sitting idle across UK businesses

 New research by reuse specialist, Ramco, reveals UK firms have nearly £59 billion worth of capital tied up in working assets and equipment they no longer need.  As pressure mounts to find new ways to reduce the cost of doing business, ...

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First Mile unveils Return & Recycle service for workplaces

Environmental waste management company, First Mile, has launched Return & Recycle – a low-cost recycling scheme that focuses on making it easy to return items that are traditionally tricky to recycle. The new scheme is enabling businesses and workplaces of all ...

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The circle of life

From a resource efficiency perspective we all need to go beyond the three-step ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ maxim and embrace the 10 R’s explains Rachel Houghton, Managing Director at Business Moves Group We’re all familiar with the maxim ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. However, ...

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Carpet Recycling UK builds flooring sector momentum at Harrogate

Exhibiting on Stand A45 at the 2022 Harrogate Flooring Show, Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) is inviting the sector to build on collaborative momentum and act to reduce textile flooring waste and resource usage ahead of any potential changes to UK ...

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As demand for second-hand market grows businesses are encouraged to dust off unwanted equipment

With the increasing pressure on supply chains, and a continued rise in costs for new materials, buyers looking for second-hand goods are calling for more quality used items to come to the market. A survey of customers conducted in July ...

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Net zero strategies: BESA says industry must take a circular route

According to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the circular economy could play a crucial role in helping the building services sector develop more effective net zero strategies, Following a new report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), the ...

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Elis provides sustainable alternative for workwear and laundry

With businesses looking for ways to improve their sustainability, workwear and laundry services provider, Elis UK, explains how its circular economy approach can help. Elis was the first company in its sector to announce its target of net zero emissions ...

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