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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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Bartlett Mitchell announces record sustainability scores

Independent catering firm, 
Bartlett Mitchell,  has retained its three-star Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) – achieving record scores for the business in several key areas. The company, which was the first caterer to achieve three-star success in 2014, was commended for its ...

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Mitie leads the field for carbon management

Mitie has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, having achieved a carbon management score of 81 per cent  – the best score awarded for a UK FM business. The score beats Mitie’s previous score by four percentage points and reflects ...

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BIFM Sustainability in FM survey is now open

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched its 12th annual Sustainability in FM Survey. Led by the BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group (SIG),  the survey, which is now in its 12th year, provides invaluable information about what aspects ...

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Interface offers carbon neutral flooring across entire global product portfolio

All Carpet Tiles and LVT Now Included in New Carbon Neutral Floors Programme Interface a worldwide modular flooring company and global leader in sustainability, is the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products– including all carpet ...

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Three stars from the SRA for CH&CO

CH&CO has been awarded the top-level Three Star rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA rating, which is regarded as the Michelin Stars of sustainability, encompasses the whole CH&CO business, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education, livery and ...

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Vacherin publishes annual sustainability report

Contract caterer, Vacherin, has launched its annual sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, outlining the current challenges and opportunities for the foodservice industry. Produced by Yeshna Mistry, Vacherin’s in-house sustainability lead, the report also acts as an annual statement of progress and ...

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FMJ roundtable discusses achieving transparency, sustainability and value in FM

“We’ve got to trust our supply chain is delivering what we asked them to and that will only come about if we’ve got a good contractual relationship,” was the consensus of a group of FMs who came together for a ...

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B&M Waste stays on at LJMU

B&M Waste Services has extended its sustainable waste management contract with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The partnership, which has been in place since 2015 will now continue for at least another two years. The zero to landfill, carbon neutral ...

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