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.
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.
Enterprise has opened a new vehicle rental branch in the historic heritage town of Monmouth and has introduced rainwater harvesting and solar panel car park lighting to the location in order to increase sustainability.
Kingfisher, the home improvement company and owner of B&Q, will stop selling products that contain metaldehyde across its 1,200 stores and replace them with environmentally-friendly alternatives. The move follows three years of collaboration and product development with suppliers.