The Incredible Journey of a Wimbledon Tennis Ball

posted 28.06.2013

[caption id="attachment_5211" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Journey of a Tennis Ball"][/caption] In a week of shocks at Wimbledon, which started with Nadal?s early exit and followed by a host of other high profile departures, the latest shock is the revelation of the seemingly excessively high carbon footprint of the balls used at this years tournament. An academic has calculated th...

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

Spending Cuts Met With Disappointment From Waste Industry

posted 28.06.2013

This weeks spending review has been met with disappointment from members of the waste industry following budget cuts to both DEFRA and DECC. Both departments have a key role in steering future policy on waste and resource management.  Fears have been sparked that the announced cuts of 10% to DEFRA and an 8% reduction in DECC will stall progress in this area. These budget cuts come in the wake o...

Category: in the news, Mike Close, resources

Going Green Series: Tradesmen and SME Builders

posted 25.06.2013

The rise of the green agenda has challenged every sector to start thinking differently about the way they operate, but what does this mean for the small builder?  In the first of our new mini series of blog posts about 'Going Green', we look at some small changes we can make to have a big impact on our environmental footprint as well as save a few quid in the process. Whether it?s the van you dr...

Category: Business Help, environment, industry, Mike Close, resources

Top 20 Tips to Make Construction Inudustry more Sustainable

posted 09.04.2013

The Green Construction Board is a government and industry partnership that actively promotes the business case for sustainable construction. They’re committed to ensuring that the UK construction industry secures sustained growth in the ever-expanding market for green goods and services. They have came up with 20 top tips for helping to make the Construction industry more sustainable, it’s a ...

Category: environment, general, industry, Paul Jones, resources

Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Building Materials

posted 22.01.2013

This blog article has come about from my recently found obsession with Pinterest.  For any one who hasn't yet 'pinned', Pinterest is a fabulous new social tool, which allows members to pin, store and share images, links and ideas on different boards.  These can be anything (for example, my personal boards vary from recipes to infographics to craft projects marketing tips to clothes I want but co...

Category: Beckie Owens, environment, funnies, recycling, resources

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