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  • Naturesave Insurance Ecohouse for the Homeless
    Naturesave Insurance

    Environment Times is raising money for the homeless by creating a 'virtual ecohouse'. Naturesave Insurance is one of the donors. They write: "Naturesave Insurance is a leading UK green and ethical insurance provider providing cover for homes, business, charities and community organisations across the UK. We have been recommended by Ethical Consumer and awarded the top ethical rating for insurance by The Good Shopping Guide.

  • Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group Water
    Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group

    Easing the cost of phosphorous removal in AMP7 How will you ensure accurate dosing of chemicals? by Bruce Quilter, Sector Specialist - Industrial & Environmental, WMFTG

    Treatment chemicals are the largest cost to water companies. Chemical use lies at the forefront of cost-saving plans as the water industry in England and Wales enters the new regulatory asset management period (AMP7). They also carry a heavy embedded carbon footprint due to the scale of production and transportation they represent.

  • Milestone Design Ltd Ecohouse for the Homeless
    Milestone Design Ltd

    Britain's first producer of totally green kitchens of recycled content, all the way from Ilkley West Yorkshire

    Environment Times is raising money for the homeless by creating a 'virtual ecohouse'. Milestone Design is one of the donors. They write: "Our first faltering steps into eco design began in 2006 when our directors, Julian and Jan Richards, were sat at home treating themselves to the odd gin & tonic or two(ish). At some point of the evening one of them said, "Go on then ... we've been recycling for ages and I've never seen a thing in the shops that's made from the things we recycle.... what CAN we actually buy that's recycled?"

  • Atlas Copco Compressors Water
    Atlas Copco Compressors

    Atlas Copco offers versatile air blower technologies for clean water and wastewater treatment

    Atlas Copco provides a full scope of air blower technologies for the UK water and wastewater sector. All our blowers provide guaranteed oil-free air, reliably and for years on end. They are designed to enable water and wastewater companies to reduce energy costs and lower their total cost of ownership.

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Business

Most businesses are unaware that their bottom lines depend on soil, let alone of the huge risks they face from its degradation, sustainability expert Dr Jessica Davies from Lancaster University writes in a comment piece in a recent edition of Nature.

Mark Stacey, MD of Crown International, outlines his company's involvement in a cost-effective carbon capture and exchange technology partnership.

Ageing ductwork has promped construction material maker Hanson to start a seven year project at Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe to improve production efficiency and emissions.

The owner of an outdoor adventure specialist and author of pub walk guidebooks, Mark Reid, is making his mark on the Yorkshire Dales landscape by helping to create new native woodlands linked to his corporate customers.  

The sustainable palm kernel oil market is experiencing a period of volatility due to uncertainty caused by two large producers of palm oil losing their Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.

Depicting the timber taken from old growth tropical forest as a renewable natural resource is false in many cases claim researchers from the University of East Anglia, who show that some prime tropical hardwoods do not grow back to commercial levels and are at risk from disappearing altogether.

The trade body for the wood-burning stove industry, the Stove Industry Alliance, has committed its manufacturer members to start meeting stringent new green laws six years ahead of schedule for an industry sector that is basking in the heat of green glory.

Wood should be used primarily as a building material because it stores carbon finds a team of German-based researchers, coordinated by Technische Universitaet Muenchen.

This week, Sky is encouraging its 21 million customers across Europe to switch off their lights in support of WWF's Earth Hour, 8.30 - 9.30pm on Saturday 19th March, with the message "small changes make a world of difference".

20 companies from Italy's infuential Prato textile district simultaneously announced today in a press conference hosted by Greenpeace in Milan their commitment to Detox, the highest standard in toxic-free fashion production.

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