GlasPort Bio Ltd - overall Rushlight Award winners, reduce gas & add value to manure
Awards & Standards
Animal manure has long been recognised as a valuable fertiliser and a source of renewable energy. It is also a major source of pollution, with emissions from stored manure accounting for approximately 15% of all agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than 70% of all ammonia emissions in Europe.
Ion Science - new protection against VOCs
Health & safety
Offering a new level of enhanced, reliable protection against VOCs with the first 11.7 Cub personal solution from ION Science.
In a 2018 report from the UN, it was revealed that a worker dies every 30 seconds due to exposure to toxic gases in the workplace. That such statistics still exist today is one of the reasons ION Science is working hard to create protective technologies for workers against VOC exposure. The new 11.7 eV Cub personal solution is the first of its kind and promises to be a game-changer for protection against exposure.
The Cub 11.7 eV personal device is the latest addition to ION Science's world-leadingrange of gas and leak detection products. Using their 30 years of industry experienceand their extensive knowledge of both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) andphotoionisation detection (PID), ION Science continue to deliver excellence in protection for workers.
The 11.7 eV sensor lamp is a notoriously difficult lamp to manufacture. Due to its highly sensitive nature, 11.7 eV devices in the past have been temperamental, require frequent lamp changes and ultimately end up with increased environmental exposure, affecting performance of the device.
ION Science has tackled this issue and developed a refined manufacturing method that eliminates some of the sensitivities and issues previously associated with 11.7 eV detection.
As the first 11.7 personal detection solution from ION Science, the Cub 11.7 offers all the features a customer would expect from the market leader.
This includes resistance to humidity and moisture, operational in temperatures from 0-55 degrees, and intrinsically safe even in explosive environments. Its lightweight design at only 111g makes it comfortable for wearers and the small size doesn't impede movement or work.
Unrivalled Gas Detection.
CORE (UK) Ltd - Supply chain pioneers win Queens Award
Awards & Standards
Supply chain pioneers, CORE (UK) Ltd, win The Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade
CORE (UK) Ltd, leaders in digital supply chain management software have been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding growth and commercial success in international trade.
Enviva - Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry
Energy & Resource Management
Sustainable Benefits of the Wood Pellet Industry - by Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Chief Sustainability Officer at Enviva
Healthy, growing forests remain one of the most critical tools in the fight to mitigate climate change, and sustainable forest management is part of every plan outlined by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the "IPCC") to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Resource & 'Waste'
Online retailer Ocado and Social enterprise charity Hubbub have devised a creative solution involving inmates from a Northumberland prison to influence the prevention of the 30 million items of corporate uniform that's thrown away unnecessarily each year in the UK.
British households' Christmas indulgence sees us creates around 230,000 tonnes of additional food waste, the equivalent weight of 38 million turkeys, and most of this ends up rotting in landfill.
Construction and engineering firm J. Murphy & Sons Limited has won an environmental award for an eco garden at one of the firm's southern English depots at White Waltham in Berkshire.
A green alternative to tropical hardwood for seating that can nevertheless withstand the ravages of the British seafront has been deployed in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
Some of the UK's most forward thinking foodservice companies have united – offering up food for thought – to launch a powerful sustainability initiative, set to revolutionise how the industry shares green knowledge, guidelines and best practice examples.
Ever wondered what actually happens to the bottles you send for recycling? The following infographic, supplied by Limerick based Advanced Technical Concepts, charts their journey from collection by the waste recycling lorry to sorting, processing, converting and finally manufacturing. Other recycling journeys can be seen at iwanttoberecycled.org
Vacuum cleaners are often thrown away too early because users fail to maintain them properly and mistakenly think they're broken beyond repair, a study by Nottingham Trent University shows.
A one million milestone has been passed in the number of used biscuit wrappers collected and saved from UK landfill thanks to a partnership between United Biscuits and TerraCycle.
Bio-degradable residues from cheese production at a First Milk creamery in Cumbria are being used to power the factory, send green gas to the national grid - and also remove the phosphate discharged to river in the effluent.
A fabric maker, Polartec, has used it's billionth plastic bottle, otherwise destined for landfill in North America, in the production of fabric for outdoor wear used by major UK brands like Montane, Mountain Equipment and Rab.