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    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.

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    BT's revenue from products and services contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn

    BT customers have cut carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes. BT's annual Delivering our Purpose report says revenue from products contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn, representing 22% of its total revenue last year.

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    RBS wins Bank of the Year in Better Society Awards 2017 for JUMP engagement programme

    RBS has won the prestigious 'Bank of the Year' award in the Better Society Awards 2017 for its innovative employee engagement programme, JUMP. The Bank came first in its category, ahead of runners-up HSBC, Liberum, Barclays and Societe Generale. The Bank was recognised for successfully engaging its employees in sustainable behaviours and improving sustainability in the workplace.

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    SAVORTEX

    SAVORTEX announced as Successful Innovator by Cummins

    SAVORTEX, the multi-award winning hand drying technology manufacturer, has been chosen as a Successful Innovator by the American Fortune 500 corporation Cummins, as part of its Environmental Gateway programme. It recognises innovators, small businesses and corporates around Britain and the world who design products which help to reduce carbon emissions.

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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 15:22

Epson invention allows office workers to make their own paper from shredded documents

Workers will be able to make their own paper within the walls of their worklaces because Epson has developed the world's first compact office papermaking system capable of producing new paper from shredded waste paper without the use of water.

Epson papermaking1The company states that the product has the potential to revolutionise office recycling, by securely destroying documents and turning them into office paper using a dry process, organisations that install a PaperLab will be able to produce paper of various sizes, thicknesses, and types.

PaperLab makes paper without the use of water – ordinarily it takes about a cup of water to make a single A4 sheet of paper. The system can produce about 14 A4 sheets per minute and 6,720 sheets in an eight-hour day.

Epson plans to put the new "PaperLab" into commercial production in Japan in 2016, with sales in other regions to be decided at a later date. Businesses and government offices that install a PaperLab in a backyard area will be able to produce paper varying from office paper and business card paper to paper that is colored and scented.

The enduring universal appeal of paper lies in its simplicity as a communication tool. In fact, recent research carried out by Epson in Europe, revealed that 77% of employees across Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the UK, saw printers as vital in terms of helping them effectively work with 49% stating that not having printing capabilities would significantly impact their productivity.

Information on the highly portable and always convenient medium of paper is easy to read, easy to digest, and easy to remember. Furthermore, 61% of survey respondents said that they believe "there is more chance of making errors when editing an electronic document than editing a print-out" with 88% of respondents printing on average around 21 items per day which equates to around 83 pages.

Epson set out to develop technology that would change the paper cycle. With PaperLab, the company says it aims to give new value to paper and stimulate recycling.

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