Trade Shows & Conferences
The built environment industry can influence the resilience, sustainability and quality of homes, buildings and elements of infrastructure and cities. Registration has opened for Futurebuild 2020 with a call to industry to act now if we are to successfully tackle the challenges facing us all. By joining the event from 03 to 05 March at ExCeL London, visitors will be able to unite with industry innovators to tackle climate change and become the catalyst for change that's so greatly needed.
Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
- Fabriq Air Quality
- Tinytag Data Loggers Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical
Resource & 'Waste'
New figures from packaging company DS Smith have revealed the large amount of plastic waste that ends up in UK paper and cardboard recycling streams.
Battery waste is helping greenkeepers in the UK to improve the health of their turf, thanks to the launch of a new liquid fertiliser product.
The first phase of a £24 million investment programme has been completed at Padeswood cement works near Mold, Flintshire.
National homelessness charity, Emmaus, is highlighting how charity shops are often used as an alternative to landfill, reporting that one of its communities spent up to £47,000 on taking items to the tip that had been donated but were not fit to be resold.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the RWM Exhibition, which returns to the NEC Birmingham this September 11th and 12th.
The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4m to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap as part of an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. The facility will focus on recycling magnets made of neodymium, boron and iron. These are found in hard disk drives, household appliances, electric vehicles and wind turbine generators, and are increasingly important in the transition to a green, low carbon economy.
We shouldn't dismiss recycling exports because of a minority of bad apples - that's the message from the UK's Recycling Association, following news that Malaysia is returning containers of materials back to the UK and other countries.
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.
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.