Banning Food Waste to Landfill?

posted 18.11.2013

  Food Waste, it?s on everyone?s lips, but not literally. Its one of the fashionable environmental topics of the moment but today we are looking at whether a UK landfill ban on food waste would represent a positive and realistic step. With Christmas around the corner it seems an appropriate time to discuss; with the most wasteful period of the year looming large. In the UK household food waste al...

Category: environment, industry, Mike Close

Manchester building judged as greenest in World

posted 18.11.2013

Last week marked the official opening of One Angel Square ? the most environmentally friendly building in the world. The 14 storey building was officially opened yesterday by the Queen who unveiled a plaque to mark the opening The £100m offices will be the home of the Co-operative Group?s headquarters and has been declared the worlds leader in sustainable building having achieved the highest eve...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Environment Agency continues crackdown of illegal waste sites

posted 22.10.2013

The Environment Agency’s drive to find and shut down illegal waste sites has received a boost with new data highlighting the successes of the scheme. The data shows that during the 2012-2013 period 1,279 illegal waste sites were closed, that equates to 25 every week. This represents a sharp increase on the previous period of 2011-2012 when the agency closed 670 illegal waste sites. It emerged ...

Category: industry, Mike Close

Extra £600m for Wales Infrastructure Projects

posted 10.10.2013

The Welsh Government has set out plans to spend an additional £600m on Infrastructure schemes according to a new draft budget. The plans include additional spending on transport (£175m), healthcare (£38m) and coastal and flood defences (£20m). A further £170m will be invested in housing, including a new shared equity scheme, Help to Buy Cymru which will seek to help people to buy new build ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

Government launches Help to Buy scheme

posted 08.10.2013

Today marks that launch of the Governments second phase of the Help to Buy scheme, worth an estimated £12bn. The launch comes three months ahead of originally planned as a method to stimulate house building by encouraging thousands to buy a home of their own. A number of high street lenders will be offering the Help to Buy mortgages including Virgin Money, NatWest, Bank of Scotland, RBS and Hal...

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