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'
Knauf Insulation and Veolia have opened a £10 million glass recycling facility in St Helens, Merseyside whereby 60,000 tonnes of used glass bottles and jars will now be given a new lease of life each year as energy-saving insulation. Fittingly, the town has been well known for glass making, including pioneering the float glass window method, for hundreds of years.
The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 report brings attention to the growing worldwide issue of e-waste ranging from mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys - with facts and predictions showing large increases and risks to both the environment and human health.
Schoolchildren are being inspired to seriously consider 'untrendy' careers in science and engineering following visits to a Berkshire waste-to-energy plant where Grundon, Viridor and Lakeside join forces to focus on providing STEM education.
The increasing UK homeless crisis, and people intoxicated from alcoholic drink or drugs, means that refuse collectors are living with the growing fear that they could accidentally kill a person sleeping in a commercial wheeled bin, as they attempt to stay warm for the night.
As we near the end of 2017, what has been achieved and what can we expect from 2018? Nick Oettinger, Managing Director at TFR GROUP discusses.
High rates of contamination in recycled materials have prompted the Recycling Association to advise 'if in doubt throw it out when recycling at home', because the public are often unsure whether household items are recyclable or not.
Adrian Griffiths, CEO of Recycling Technologies, feels strongly that plastics should and can be dealt with at home to solve ocean pollution. He writes....
Adrian Griffiths, Founder and CEO at Recycling Technologies gives his opinion on the recent poor statistic for plastic recycling .....
The Kia Oval and the England Cricket team have joined forces to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used at the Oval cricket ground during its forthcoming 100th historic Test. Partnering with Sky Ocean Rescue, this is part of Kia Oval's aspiration to becoming a plastic free venue.
A coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean which reprocesses the waste from coffee into Coffee Logs, a fuel for the home, is set to expand across the UK, and has received a Highly-Commended award for the Circular Economy Project of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, and was also shortlisted for recognition at the National Recycling Awards.