Health, safety & environment - Waste

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WASTE - 01.10.2020

Can you really cut your landfill waste to zero?

Every business wants to cut its waste bills. You’ve heard companies boasting about their “zero waste to landfill” target. But is this really possible and, if so, should you consider it?
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WASTE - 23.09.2020

UK to adopt EU’s circular economy laws

The UK will transpose much of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) into UK law. What does this cover and what will this mean to your current waste management plans?
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ENERGY MANAGEMENT POLICY - 23.09.2020

Managing your energy consumption

One of the ways a business can improve its environmental performance, with the potential bonus of saving money, is by effectively managing energy consumption. Use our policy to set out how you’ll achieve this.
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PACKAGING - 23.09.2020

Forest planting compensates for packaging breach

A UK subsidiary of an international computer support company has made a donation to help fund the planting of several thousand trees after it failed to register as a producer of packaging waste. What’s the story?
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PACKAGING - 23.09.2020

Hike in plastic bag charge

10p charge? In 2019 a public consultation found that the majority of shoppers backed the idea of an increased charge in order to reduce the number of plastic bags used by consumers. The future. From April 2021 the plastic carrier bag charge will double to 10p. This will occur across all retailers in England, even those with fewer than 250 staff, that had previously dodged the charge. ...
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WASTE - 23.09.2020

Waste crooks on Facebook

Watch out! The Environment Agency (EA) is warning of a surge in “Man and van” ads on Facebook offering rubbish removal services. It warns that the majority of these services are illegal because the individuals or companies are not registered as waste carriers and have no intention of taking the waste to a licensed tip. ...
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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVICE - 24.08.2020

How to find a competent advisor

A recent case saw a consultant being fined for providing a client with poor advice. If you’re looking to employ someone who is supposedly an expert in their field, how can you ensure they are competent?
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CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN - 24.08.2020

Carbon emissions plans

It’s increasingly likely that prospective clients or accreditation schemes will ask you to supply a carbon emissions reduction plan. If you find yourself in this position, use our document to showcase your green credentials.
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PLASTIC - 24.08.2020

Bottled water consumption halved

Thirsty nation. Polls carried out by YouGov before and after the lockdown have shown that bottled water consumption has reduced by half. Nearly 60% of adults regularly purchased single-use bottles of water before the pandemic, and this has now reduced to 30%. This seems to be largely due to an increase in working from home, but anecdotally many of those polled were committed to the reduction of single-use plastics. ...
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