Month: July 2014

Manchester Firm Craghoppers Sponsored Biospheric Project Scoops Top National Environmental Award

Ground-breaking Manchester project led by Craghoppers brand ambassador researches sustainable crop production systems in an urban environment Leading outdoor brand Craghoppers is pleased to announce that one of its UK-based sponsored projects, the Salford Biospheric Project, has been named as one of only five ‘Green Champions’ at this year’s Green Apple Built Environment Awards, beating …

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SITA UK buys Nordic Recycling and sets up new SRF/RDF facility

Forth Ports and SITA UK have announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource hub based at the Forth-owned Port of Tilbury on the River Thames. As part of the partnership, SITA UK has acquired Nordic Recycling from Forth Ports for an undisclosed sum. SITA UK will also …

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Welcome for Liz Truss: new Minister at DECC

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the appointment of Liz Truss as Environment Secretary. In the reshuffle undertaken by Prime Minister David Cameron, the South West Norfolk MP was named as the replacement of Owen Paterson. ESA director general Barry Dennis said: “We welcome the appointment of Elizabeth Truss MP to the position of …

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Smurfit Kappa signs deal with ESTL to cut supply chain and packaging waste

A partnership deal has been signed between Smurfit Kappa and supply chain engineers ESTL to cut down on the amount of packaging and supply chain waste. The partners will work together to help brand owners to develop the most innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions. They will use Smurfit Kappa’s supply chain optimisation tools, such as …

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Cut income tax and raise environmental taxes to develop resource efficient economy says EEA

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has suggested that European governments should consider cutting labour taxes such as income tax to raise taxes on inefficient resource use and environmental pollution. In a new report, Resource Efficient Green Economy and EU Policies, EEA suggests that environmental taxes could encourage job creation but are under-used in the EU, …

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