New features and event zones for RWM 2017

Bigger, better and more collaborative, the UK’s premier event dedicated to Energy, Water, Recycling, Renewables and Waste Management is relaunched The expanded RWM 2017 event, run in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), will boast a host of new and revamped features, including new dedicated Event Zones, the RWM Connects meetings service, new Visitor Discovery Trails, and…

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Lamp recycling should be free

Recolight still come across many FM companies that are being charged for their waste lamp recycling.  All too often, they are not aware that under the WEEE regulations, they should be able to access a free recycling service, funded by lamp producers. WEEE compliance & recycling explained The WEEE regulations were introduced to the UK 10 years ago to make…

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Putting Furniture Poverty to Bed

Nick Oettinger, managing director at R&R Beds, comments on the rise of furniture poverty in the UK and how recycling schemes can help families in need of basic household furniture. Getting home at the end of a long day and getting into bed for a well-earned rest – just one of the everyday activities not always possible for the 14…

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Risk to WEEE compliance as fluorescent tube recycling goes under the spotlight

FMs need to ensure electrical contractors are meeting the needs of fluorescent tube recycling or risk non compliance of WEEE Directive according to Pipekit, an independent plastic pipe distributor. A recent survey, commissioned by Pipekit, to reflect the habits of electrical contractors  around the disposal of fluorescent tubes, revealed that just under half require better solutions for storing used fluorescent…

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BPI Recycled Products Urges Buyers to Check Refuse Sack Standards

BPI Recycled Products is urging buyers to look for CHSA certified refuse sacks to make sure they always benefit from products that conform to the highest industry standards. The company is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of refuse sacks, recycling 65,000 tonnes of scrap polythene each year and supplying over 270,000 tonnes of polythene products to customers worldwide. Too often buyers of plastic…

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Armstrong Ceilings hit the heights at Farnborough

  The total amount of tiles recycled by Armstrong Ceilings at the airshow has risen again. Armstrong Ceilings continues to break the mould for recycling building materials at the Farnborough International Airshow. The UK manufacturer has again exceeded the amount of ceiling tiles it recycles at the bi-annual show it has supplied for the past four events, this year some…

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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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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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