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Lighter feet

Jackie Buckwell, corporate environment manager at Office Depot UK, looks at the course of action to take when reducing an organisation's carbon footprint.

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Tillery Valley win award for excellence in sustainability

Gwent-based food production company, Tillery Valley, and its commitment to sustainability have recently been recognised at the prestigious Foodservice Footprint awards. The competitive annual awards are the only awards scheme in the food service industry to reward and encourage sustainability across the supply chain, and celebrate outstanding corporate achievement and responsible business practices in organisations across the UK.

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MITIE gains official recognition for best practice in waste management

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, gained official recognition from the Department of Health, when its award winning waste management contract at University College London (UCL) was used to illustrate best practice in the latest Department of Health waste guidance document.

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Is your waste hazardous?

Adrian Witherow of recycling and waste management company, Biffa, considers the importance of dealing with the many different materials classed as hazardous waste in a cost-effective way and without falling foul of complex legislation.

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Com-mun-ica-tions as Principle wins broadband HQ cleaning contract

2012 has been a great year so far for Principle Cleaning Services Ltd and it has now added a three-year cleaning contract for Inmarsat's global headquarters in London to its expanding portfolio.

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Sustainability doesn’t ‘take the biscuit’ for United

2011 saw a year of record breaking performance towards United Biscuits' (UB) environmental sustainability goals, such as achieving zero waste to landfill across all of its manufacturing sites; reducing water use by 12% and reducing group-wide carbon emissions by 6%.

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New Recycling Bin Oozes Style

FinBin Bermuda from Leafield Environmental is a range of top quality, internal recycling bins designed especially for terminals, retail facilities and hotels. The design is claimed to guide the user to recycle different waste streams into the right compartments of the bin.

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Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust appoints OCS for soft FM services

Following a highly competitive tender process involving a number of bidders, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) has appointed OCS as its outsourced soft FM provider.

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Unions making a green difference at work

The presence of green union reps is having a significant impact upon UK workplaces - encouraging a growing number of employers to adapt cost-saving energy efficiency measures and persuading colleagues to become more environmentally-aware at work, according to a new survey.

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OCS to provide total FM to the NEC Group

The NEC Group has selected total FM provider OCS to deliver major facilities management services across its venues.  The contract will start on 1 July 2012 and includes security and event stewarding, traffic and car park management, portering, cleaning, waste management and helpdesk services.

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