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  • London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products Business
    London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products

    Attractive looking plastic free zones have been introduced by London supermarket Thornton's Budgens store in Camden's Belsize Park. In 10 weeks the store has managed to assemble more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.

  • Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go Resource & 'Waste'
    Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go

    An initiative from recycling campaign #LeedsByExample means that students at Leeds Beckett University can now donate money to the homeless while they recycle their plastic bottles and cans or paper cups on campus - and targets millennials who eat most on the go than other age groups but recycle the least.

  • Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined Food
    Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined

    Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.

  • Kellogg's to change all its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable Business
    Kellogg's to change all its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable

    Kellogg's has announced that by the end of 2025 it will be on track for 100 per cent of its packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable, including a new reward-based solution to encourage people to recycle Pringles cans and the introduction of recycle-ready cereal pouches.

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Energy & Resource Management

University cuts carbon emissions by over 809 tonnes a year using drive technology

Installation of ABB drives sees the University of Leeds achieve significant reduction in energy use, cutting carbon emissions and energy costs.

Drives floor energy costs for high rise

A 17-storey London office complex near Canary Wharf has dramatically reduced energy costs by using variable speed drive controlled pumps and fans.

Thorn provides an eye-catching energy efficient stream of light across the Firth of Forth

Thorn Lighting has supplied luminaires for the illumination of the new Queensferry Crossing. Thorn Lighting has worked with national M&E specialist SES Engineering Services (SES), on the £1.35 billion bridge spanning the Firth of Forth which has been designed to relieve pressure on the Forth Road Bridge.

Synaptec's offshore turbine monitoring tech wins award for slashing costs

Glasgow-based Synaptec Ltd was the winner of the Best Offshore Renewables Innovation at the 2017 UK Energy Innovation Awards for its Refase™ product.

All woody biomass should be subject to a cascade of use code, says Use Wood Wisely

Norbord and other wood-using industries have joined forces with environmental charities to urge Government to limit support for subsidies.

Air source heat pumps now a viable alternative

Heating UK homes with air source heat pumps is now a viable and credible alternative to traditional methods and can help to combat rising energy bills through greater efficiency.

Soft drink maker gets energy and process efficiency benefits from air screens

ECEX Air Intake Screens are helping to save energy and improve operational efficiency at Lucozade Ribena Suntory's factory in Coleford, The Forest of Dean, by improving their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

F&P to build on strong position in market at AD and Biogas Exhibition

Peer-to-peer lending specialist, F&P Sponsors, is returning to the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, to be held between 5th – 6th July at the NEC, Birmingham, where on stand C504 it will highlight its strong track record in helping businesses to achieve funding.

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