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Serco’s environmental business secures deals worth £120m

Serco’s Environmental Services business has signed a new contract with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead as well as securing a number of other contract extensions across some of its existing local authority customers. In Windsor and Maidenhead, Serco ...

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Planet before profit

Nick Oettinger, Managing Director of The Furniture Recycling Group, looks at the need for effective policies to recycle bulky waste and promote a circular economy Every year, we throw out 1.6 million tonnes of bulky waste in the UK, and ...

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Wellington company utilising recycled content for the production of recycling bins

Sometimes scrutinised for making a product focused on waste reduction out of fully recyclable virgin polypropylene – NZ company Method have found success following their considered design process that ensures a long term focus is maintained. The organisation recently announced ...

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The future of waste

  Harvey Laud, Divisional Director at Reconomy, considers the likely impact of Defra’s resources and waste strategy on the FM sector Last December, Defra published its long-awaited and highly anticipated ‘Resources and waste strategy for England.’ The document set out ...

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Lasting value

A recent survey by FMJ and Grundon Waste Management revealed that many organisations struggle to convince staff of the need to recycle. How can employees be encouraged to think and act more sustainably? For many of us, a typical day ...

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Compass’ head of environment recognised for contribution to the foodservice industry

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Head of Environment, Celena Fernandez, has been recognised for her Special Achievement and Contribution to the Foodservice industry at the annual Footprint Awards held in Central London on World Environment Day 2019. Fernandez’s accolades since ...

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ISS challenges stakeholders to stop at least 80,000 items becoming waste on World Environment Day

On 5 June 2019, ISS aims to save over 80,000 items from going into waste bins by issuing its third annual global ‘Zero Waste Challenge’.  The ‘ZWC’ is open to all individuals and organisations and is the brainchild of the ...

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The Oval runs at 90% plastic-free

The Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club, is on course to become the first stadium of its kind to eliminate all single-use plastic. Surrey says it has already achieved 90 per cent of its target – a year ahead ...

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Waste industry experts say Government is playing a game of Monopoly

A group of six independent waste management companies have come together for the first time in an attempt to stop the proposal of local waste & recycling monopolies, by providing their combined expertise to ensure that DEFRA has a representative ...

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Wellington company utilising recycled content for the production of recycling bins

Sometimes scrutinised for making a product focused on waste reduction out of fully recyclable virgin polypropylene – NZ company Method have found success following their considered design process that ensures a long term focus is maintained. The organisation recently announced ...

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