Scotland showcase new eco-home

posted 26.09.2013

Here at Recipro we are always interested to hear about innovative projects in the construction industry, especially when they are tackling one of our favourite issues resource efficiency. This one comes from Scotland where they have delivered a scheme to produce the most resource efficient house in Scotland. The project has been delivered by the Scottish Government?s Resource Efficient Scotland...

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

Milliband’s Pledge to get Britain Building

posted 25.09.2013

As the political season kicks off again after a long summer break Ed Milliband, speaking yesterday at Labours conference in Brighton laid out his plans to get Britain building, pledging to double the number of homes being built should Labour regain power. In his speech Labour leader Ed Milliband promised that the labour party would overhaul house building and pledged to deliver a million new ho...

Category: general, in the news, legislation, Mike Close

Plastic bag levy confirmed - but not until 2015

posted 20.09.2013

Here at Recipro we have followed with interest the recent coverage of the carrier bag debate. It seems that the coalition has finally confirmed (after much speculation) that England will be following the example of Wales and Northern Ireland and introducing a 5p levy on single-use plastic bags. However criticism has followed the announcement, with the charge not coming into effect until after th...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

Food Waste at Home

posted 06.09.2013

In the grand finale of our series on food waste as part of Zero Waste week we are going to look at what we, the consumer, can do to reduce food waste. It will come as no surprise that of all the household food waste created that a large proportion is products which have not been consumed before its use by date; in fact it is estimated to be about 60% of household food waste. The value of all th...

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

New Reuse Standard Proposed

posted 06.09.2013

Here at Recipro we read with interest that WRAP has released draft proposals for a new standard for the reuse sector. The proposed standard aims to help build customer confidence in reused products across all reuse sectors. The publication proposes a sector wide standard so organisations can offer products for reuse that have undergone a formalised quality assured process. This comes on the back ...

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

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