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FMJ and Grundon launch the 2019 recycling and waste management survey

Whether it is dealing with day-to-day waste, including food or paper waste or handling potentially hazardous waste, facilities managers have to work hard to keep on top of their organisation’s waste and recycling requirements as well as ensuring compliance of ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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Period power

FabLittleBag and phs are enabling businesses to save money and energy by converting sanitary waste into energy to help protect the environment. Calling their movement “Beyond the washroom door” they are also inviting businesses to encourage proper disposal of sanitary ...

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Research identifies links between waste collection systems and musculoskeletal disorders

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, according to new research. Research by the University of Greenwich and Glasgow Caledonian University, and published in the latest edition of the Institution of ...

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Live webinar to help firms take on the plastic pollution challenge

Businesses wanting to eradicate single-use plastics are being invited to attend a live webinar hosted by sustainability website edie.net with waste management experts phs Group. The special one-off webinar, to be hosted on 17 January 17 at 2pm, will bring together a ...

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Plastic isn’t the problem

Our infrastructure is, argues Steve Fox, Purchasing Director, Bartlett Mitchell. Why banning the use of plastic packaging isn’t the answer, having a strategic government policy to enable an integrated recycling infrastructure is Until we have an efficient UK wide infrastructure ...

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Major overhaul of England’s waste strategy announced

A major new government strategy unveiled by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove (Tuesday 18 December 2018) will force businesses and manufacturers to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste.  The move will overhaul England’s waste ...

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Acquisitions accelerate growth at Hamilton Waste & Recycling

Hamilton Waste and Recycling has announced three acquisitions as the company continues the expansion of its skip and commercial waste operations. In a move to accelerate the growth of its commercial and industrial waste business, the Edinburgh-based firm has acquired  ...

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Clearabee wins reactive waste removal deal with Co-op

On-demand rubbish removal business, Clearabee has won a three-year, multi-million pound contract to provide reactive waste removal services to the Co-op. The terms of the deal will see Clearabee handle all unplanned waste removal requirements for the Co-op’s retail and Funeralcare businesses ...

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Gather & Gather wins award for plastic waste reduction work with Sky’s Ocean Rescue Campaign

Gather & Gather has won a prestigious award for its work on the Sky Ocean Rescue Campaign at this year’s waste2zero awards, which recognise excellence in the prevention of waste in the foodservice and hospitality industry. The company was given ...

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