DEFRA Consultation to Revoke Site Waste Management Plans

posted 25.07.2013

  RSK provide Recipro and our members with up to date policy and legal changes regarding eco building, the environment, construction waste, health and safety and the UK construction industry as a whole ? check out our previous RSK updates for more information. DEFRA are currently consulting on the removal of the Site Waste Management Plan Regulations. The closing date for responses wa...

Category: environment, industry, RSK Legal Update

Can more packaging mean less waste?

posted 25.07.2013

This is the first in a new series of blogs which will explore the environmental implication consumer choice and discuss how we can ensure that our consumer choices are green. First up is that of packaging and in particular single portion packs and whether potential reductions in food waste are offset by increases in packaging. Packaging has two primary purposes, firstly to ensure that the product...

Category: environment, general, in the news

Recipro Look at Eco Hotels of the World

posted 23.07.2013

The holiday season is upon us!  Offices all over the country are turning into abandoned wastelands as employees embark upon exciting adventures or relaxing chill out weeks.  In the Recipro team we have already had colleagues whiz off to Turkey and Malta, and the boss is off to Italy soon. As I?m scheduled to spend the summer in good old Blighty (someone?s got to answer the phones!), I thought I...

Category: Beckie Owens, environment

Obama's climate change action plan could swing in favour of UK

posted 19.07.2013

United States of America President, Barack Obama recently spoke about how climate change action in the US could effect in the UK, putting much needed pressure on the Government to reinstate its ?greenest ever? commitments. Sustainability consultant Gareth Kane believes that these implications of Barack Obama?s climate change action plan could potentially act as a spur for the UK?s green economy wi...

Category: environment, general, in the news

Greenpeace Scale the Shard

posted 16.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_5304" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Greenpeace protesters"][/caption] Environmental news was largely dominated by one story at the end of last week, with Greenpeace members scaling one of the UK?s most iconic green buildings in a protest for the protection of the Arctic. Six activists scaled the Shard, a 1017 ft (87 storeys) high eco building in order to demonstr...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

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