How to kickstart a new recycling strategy

With the UK’s environmental pressures continuing to mount, recycling and waste management strategies have never been so important. FMs therefore need to think carefully about the services and expertise they offer to clients if they are to ensure both compliance and a greater sustainability stance. Here, Jonathan Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, advises how to kick-start a new…

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RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

RPC bpi recycled products and ESE World UK, both recently acquired by RPC Group, have been awarded places on Frameworks with Braintree District Council for their Refuse Supplies Framework PROC17-0110 and the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) Framework 860_18 Refuse and Recycling Products. The companies are leaders in their respective fields and jointly offer customers a large selection of high-quality…

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How achievable is the target of zero avoidable waste to landfill by 2050? Achievable or a complete pipe dream?

The earth’s resources are becoming scarce and extremely costly to access. It’s time for legislation to be put in place to stop the linear products from going to landfill and to create a circular economy, which means that all products can be made into raw commodity at the end of their useful life and then be used to manufacture new…

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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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