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Government confirms a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. In England, it is estimated that annually we use 4.7 billion plastic straws, ...

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Sodexo accelerates fight against food waste

Sodexo has announced the deployment of its data-driven food waste prevention program, WasteWatch powered by Leanpath, across 3,000 sites worldwide within a year. During the Tech for Good Summit, Denis Machuel, Sodexo’s Chief Executive Officer, reiterated the company’s goal to ...

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Pedal power hits the streets of Edinburgh during free cycling initiative

Over 5,000 trips were made using Edinburgh’s new city bikes last week after Just Eat Cycles, which is operated by Serco on behalf of Transport for Edinburgh, made the scheme completely free to use for seven days. Between Sunday 5 ...

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Event marks a wake-up call to FMs to address single use plastic

A special event, The Last Straw: single use plastic in the built environment, which was held recently at the RICS headquarters by the IFMA UK team and FMJ, featured leading environmental campaigners – with a call to arms for FMs ...

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CCC says UK can phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said today. Lord Deben, Chairman ...

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New research reveals employees would stay at a company longer if it reported on how it’s lowering its environmental impact

Younger generation “a force for change” research reveals New research from BRITA Professional reveals what Generation Z and Millennials expect from employers when it comes to their workplace: sustainable buildings and sustainable working practices[1] BRITA Professional conducted a survey of ...

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EMCOR UK launches e-learning module to reduce industry use of single-use plastics

EMCOR UK is collaborating with the FM Supply Chain Sustainability School to offer a free e-Learning module aimed at the sustainable use and management of plastics in businesses across the UK. Open to individuals and corporates via the Supply Chain ...

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Interserve helps to reduce single-use plastics at Canary Wharf Government Hub

Interserve Group Limited has introduced a scheme which has resulted in a Government building ditching disposable cups. The success has been achieved by the business’s catering team at 10SC, who are based at the Canary Wharf Government Hub. Autograph, Interserve’s ...

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B&M Waste pledges support to a plastic-free Greater Manchester

Trafford Park-based Carbon Neural waste management company, B&M Waste Services, has pledged its support towards a plastic-free Greater Manchester. The PlasticFreeGM campaign was launched with the aim to begin the first city-region wide plan to drive down avoidable single-use plastics. ...

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Churchill to reduce its consumption of single-use plastic

Support services provider, Churchill Group, is set to dramatically reduce its single-use plastic consumption by introducing a range of recyclable cleaning products. The new products, which have been developed in partnership with Jangro, will replace Churchill’s top five cleaning products. ...

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