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  • Initiative could yearly divert 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill Resource & 'Waste'
    Initiative could yearly divert 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill

    Heat treatment experts at the Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde have teamed up with Enva, formerly William Tracey Group, to further research into a sustainable initiative that could save up to 100,000 tonnes of waste ash from landfill each year.

  • Vehicle rent firm Enterprise green their Monmouth business Business
    Vehicle rent firm Enterprise green their Monmouth business

    Enterprise has opened a new vehicle rental branch in the historic heritage town of Monmouth and has introduced rainwater harvesting and solar panel car park lighting to the location in order to increase sustainability.

  • Food waste reduced by processors changing testing Food
    Food waste reduced by processors changing testing

    Food waste reduction is key to saving money, improving food production efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing packaging waste and protecting the environment. Dr Abdel Ezbiri from the technology company Cerulean discusses the waste that results from the temperature testing of fresh and chilled foods, and outline the success that some food processors have achieved in adopting non-destructive testing (NDT) technology.

  • Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls Business
    Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls

    Kingfisher, the home improvement company and owner of B&Q, will stop selling products that contain metaldehyde across its 1,200 stores and replace them with environmentally-friendly alternatives. The move follows three years of collaboration and product development with suppliers.

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Ecohouse for the Homeless

Environment Times is raising money for the homeless this winter by creating a 'virtual ecohouse' in return for donations from companies who supplied their 'virtual products' to help build the house. The generous response has been so successful that the home has instead grown into a housing estate!

Click on the live links in the listing of businesses or organisations below the graphic. That way you can see more details on what they provide.

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We would to thank the following companies for their generosity.

ASL for their solar monitoring system
Ibstock for their bricks
RainWater Harvesting for their Rain Director System
Windhager for their biomass boiler
Silentnight for their double bed
LED Eco Lights for providing the lighting
Biotecture for their living wall
MPA - The Concrete Centre for their sustainable concrete
Hewitech for their stormwater management
Golder Associates for their contaminated land management
Hanovia for their UV water disinfection system
Wienerberger for their slate-looking tile made from clay
Marshalls for their sustainable paving and landscaping
Kingspan Klargester for their specialist wastewater management
PK Safety for their safety boots for a previously homeless man in new job as a builder