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  • Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions Air Quality
    Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions

    Science & Technology Key for Better Indoor Air Quality

    To keep our minds sharp and our bodies healthy, we need to breathe in approximately 18kg of air a day. This is a lot of air, especially when you consider that we eat just 1.3kg of food and drink 1.4kg of water per day. A large proportion of this air is consumed within buildings that we live, work and sleep in, in fact, a report from the European Commission indicates that Europeans now spend up to 90% of their time inside.

  • Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX Energy & Resource Management
    Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX

    Lord Redesdale, EMEX Conference Chair, says: "We have so much to discuss and achieve to drive forward energy efficiency and Net Zero," and has put together answers to the main questions raised about the well established EMEX exhibition and conference, which for 2021 takes place next Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 at ExCeL in London's docklands. 

  • Holding Mayor to account on floods - London Assembly Member & Councillor to speak at Floodex Water
    Holding Mayor to account on floods - London Assembly Member & Councillor to speak at Floodex

    Hina Bokhari, London Assembly Member & Merton Councillor to speak at Floodex 2021

    Newly elected London Assembly member Hina Bokhari will be joining Floodex to talk about her work holding the Mayor of London to account on flooding. In her work at City Hall, she's Deputy Chair of the Economy Committee, and sits as a member of the Environment Committee and the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee.

  • Edge Hill Sustainability Festival Trade Shows & Conferences
    Edge Hill Sustainability Festival

    Excitement builds for Edge Hill's major new Sustainability Festival

    Excitement is building ahead of Edge Hill University's major new Sustainability Festival, which takes place this week.

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Business

A new business unit 'Ibstock Futures' will focus on sustainability and the industrialisation of construction processes at the Ibstock plant in West Yorkshire. The company believes the potential market for these technologies and systems is substantial and growing faster than the wider building products industry.

Gousto is trialling edible packaging made from pea protein to reduce plastic packaging in its recipe boxes. It is using edible stock cube packaging created with University of Cambridge spinout, Xampla.

JCB is investing £100 million on a project to produce efficient hydrogen engines ready for sale next year, banking on this power instead of electric as the all round solution. 

The British Hemp Company has launched a mill in Warminster and has boosted its plans for 12 farms across the UK, with its founder Stephen Glover pointing out that being locally grown it avoids the carbon footprint of imports. In the 1930s hemp fell out of favour in Britain after the price fell and a government disinformation campaign wrongly linked hemp with Cannabis.

Fashion from seaweed fibre is behind an environmental entrepreneur's campaign to offset one gigaton of C02 by 2030 and counter the plastic microfibres shed into the environment from clothing.

The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is claimed to be the UK's first mission-led net-zero development bank and it is being capitalised by the Scottish Government with £2 billion over ten years.

Paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta – a translucent, functional barrier paper that has been proven to preserve the quality of food and cosmetics just as well as conventional plastics.

Brakes, a leading UK foodservice wholesaler, has boosted its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2025, largely thanks to the adoption of new refrigeration systems across its entire network.

The majority of the UK public backs Capitalism as the best economic system for delivering prosperity, but think it is broken and needs fixing. They are keen for businesses to take more responsibility for social and environmental issues – and are ready to support those who do by being more likely to work for and buy from them – according to an in-depth report from ReGenerate.

Diageo, makers of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has created a 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. The bottle will debut with the Johnnie Walker brand in early 2021, and Diageo are claiming it to be a world first.

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