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Single-use plastic crackdown at UKCW to benefit clean water in Nairobi

In an attempt to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles thrown away at the UK’s largest construction show, UK Construction Week (UKCW) has partnered with Join the Pipe to install water fountains around the event providing free tap ...

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Sodexo retains top spot on Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Sodexo has been named the top rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), for the 14th consecutive year. The food services and facilities management company had the highest score in its industry across a number of ...

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Helistrat launches single-use hierarchy discussion paper

Environmental consultancy and implementation partner, Helistrat, has launched its latest discussion paper ‘Designing Out Disposables’. The paper follows recent media coverage, and the increased public awareness of single-use plastics and their impact on the environment, and seeks to better understand the ...

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ENGIE signs up to Clean Van Commitment

Sixteen of the UK’s largest fleet operators, including ENGIE are responding to the issue of poor air quality caused by vans in cities across the country by signing the Clean Van Commitment and together investing an initial £40 million over ...

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UKGBC launches Sustainable Innovation Manual for construction and property industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has  launched its Sustainable Innovation Manual to help built environment professionals put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning, decision-making, and project work. The step-by-step guide includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help ...

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Southern Sustainability Partnership reach semi-finalist at 2018 Venus Awards as they add sustainability category

The Southern Sustainability Partnership Director, Lynda Daniels, is announced as Semi-Finalist at the Dorset Venus Awards 2018 in the category of Sustainability. Tops Day children’s Nurseries owner, Cheryl Hadland, recognised the need for a category with a focus on sustainability and ...

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NG Bailey slashing carbon emissions

Independent engineering, IT and facilities services group, NG Bailey, has reduced its customers’ carbon emissions by nearly 120,000 tonnes over the past year, according to its latest annual Responsibility Report. The CO2e saving of more than 118,000 tonnes – equivalent to ...

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A new contender is holding its own in the UK environmental and facilities management expo marketplace

The Big Green Event Expo, run by the Southern Sustainability Partnership from Dorset, is set to open its doors for the third year running on October 2nd.  Located just outside Southampton, the expo has earned its place as the largest ...

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FMs and specifiers urged to cut single-use plastic waste with new initiative

Workplaces free of single-use plastic bottle water systems is the aim of Zip Water UK. This leading commercial drinking water provider has launched Reuse Refill Refresh following the publication of a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, predicting there could ...

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Plastic surgery

Water system suppliers and workplace caterers have declared war on single-use plastic. We find out what can be done to reduce the presence of disposable plastic in the office Globally, we are waking up to the environmental impact of blindly ...

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