BPI Recycled Products’ Sites Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

BPI Recycled Products has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Valpak at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. The Valpak certification recognises years of hard work by the business, which is the UK’s largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe. BPI Recycled Products’ manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management…

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Armstrong Ceilings sets another recycling record

Green Omega recycling installers help Armstrong Ceilings to record heights. A rapidly expanding network of Green Omegas (specialist sub-contractors with equally specialist recycling expertise) has helped Armstrong Ceilings break its recycling records for the second year running. The manufacturer recycled a total of 142,000m2 last year during which time nine members of Armstrong’s 136-strong Omega network of approved installers proved…

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Reducing food waste

Paul Killoughery, Managing Director of Bio Collectors. Food waste is receiving more attention in the media, and has also been stepped up on the political agenda with Westminster’s own disposal methods in the spotlight. This can only be positive for the environment in the long term, but we think there needs to be more pressure on FM managers in commercial…

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Turning the Spotlight on Food and Furnishings

Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com discusses how to implement successful schemes for re-use and recycling across major estates. Facilities managers are leading the way with the green transformation of estates, and considering the huge financial savings that can be made it’s no surprise. Alongside the introduction of renewable energy schemes, the FM sector has made great headway in two key…

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Effective recycling and waste management in the workplace

  As the legislative landscape around waste management and recycling continues to shift in line with the EU drive to become more environmentally friendly, it is important for FM professionals to be aware of current and upcoming changes and how these are likely to affect clients. Alastair Little, head of corporate accounts at Biffa, outlines the key waste and recycling…

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New spill control kits protect the environment

Safety and security specialists Bull Products have just extended their comprehensive range of spill control products for use in commerce and industry. Under the brand name Spilla-Bull™, the Bull Products range of spill control products allow companies and organisations to protect the environment wherever they operate. There are a host of different absorbent products for oil, maintenance, chemical, marine and spill…

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Sewage treatment plant helps popular country hotel expand its capacity

One year on from the installation of a market leading sewage treatment plant at a Devonshire country hotel and business is booming thanks to the capacity to now cater for extra guests. Deer Park Country Hotel in Devon installed the sewage treatment plant in March last year after local contractor, Water and Drainage Services, contacted Peterlee based company Premier Tech Aqua…

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A Mixed Bag: Approaching Segregated Waste Management

At the start of the year, significant new waste regulations came into force affecting businesses across the UK. In a bid to meet European Union (EU) environmental targets, legislation on waste management and collections is set to become increasingly stringent. Jo Williams, Head of FM accounts at leading waste management services provider, Biffa, outlines the key waste and recycling issues…

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