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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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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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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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RICS launches its first UK procurement of FM professional statement

Today sees RICS launch its professional statement to reduce risk, increase transparency, and further trust in procurement in facilities management. The RICS Procurement of facility management, professional statement, UK 1st edition, was worked on in collaboration with IMFA, and also the ...

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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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