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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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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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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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Recycling bin combines style with convenience

The new stylish EnviroStep pedal bin from Leafield Environmental is rapidly becoming a favourite for recycling in preference to individual desk bins. Slim enough to stand back against the wall in corridors and open offices, yet with a 90-litre capacity, ...

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Mitie to support Bidfood in reducing waste

Mitie has won a five-year waste management deal with food wholesaler, Bidfood. Mitie will work with Bidfood to implement a waste reduction strategy across its 37 depots in the UK. A key element to the strategy will see Mitie implementing a ...

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Principle wins three-year Crown Estate contract with BNP Paribas

London-based cleaning specialist, Principle Cleaning Services, has been awarded a three-year contract with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Principle will provide cleaning, window cleaning, pest control, waste management and washroom services to The Crown Estate St James’s Portfolio, which comprises 34 buildings of office, ...

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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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