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'
Three million tonnes of Christmas related rubbish in Britain is likely to be produced this year – enough to cover an area twice the size of London, including 4,500 tonnes of tin foil, 12,000 tonnes of dead Christmas trees and 9,300 tonnes of sprouts.
A £12.5 million Plastics Recycling Facility has opened in Rochester, Kent. It will enable local councils and businesses to recycle more of their plastic 'waste' into quality raw materials for industry.
The first year of an extensively-revised recycling and refuse collection service saw Ashford Borough Council quadruple its recycling performance and shed the title of England's worst recycling local authority.
Vauxhall's Luton parts warehouse has joined a growing list of General Motor's facilities that have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.
A new clothing design award has been announced by waste efficiency organisation WRAP to target the environmental impact of clothes and save many billions in wasted resources.
Single use coffee capsules have boomed in recent years - but so too has their impact on the environment as they increasingly swell up the landfills. But now a British plastics manufacturer, Biome Bioplastics, is serving up coffee pods that can be composted together with the kitchen food waste.
With construction almost complete on Basildon's new residual waste treatment facility at Courtauld Road, Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) the company contracted by Essex County Council to manage and operate the new state-of-the-art facility, has started a major recruitment drive to secure its workforce in readiness for the facility's commissioning in July 2014.