Day: 15 October 2014
Preparing for the perfect storm: Skills for a sustainable economy
Environment and sustainability skills will be essential to plan the adaptations needed to survive and stay competitive, helping businesses adapt manufacturing processes and service delivery to cope with supply volatility and to work towards a "circular economy", extracting the maximum value from materials and turning waste into resources. But many UK businesses say they are ill prepared for these growing challenges; they recognise the gravity of the threats, but lack the necessary skills to face them head on and turn them to their advantage. In this report we look at the scale of the problem and highlight some organisations and sustainability professionals who are in the vanguard of transforming business to come through the storm unscathed.
The true business case for the circular economy
Road maintenance firm FM Conway claims to be a contractor with a difference; embracing the circular economy and putting environmental concerns at the heart of its business model. As the company's CEO Michael Conway argues, the financial benefits of this approach so should not be overlooked.
Demolition firm and waste management specialist team up to recycle dismantled tower blocks in Nottingham
Reclamation specialist Total Reclaims and waste management firm Wastecycle have worked together to reuse and recycle around 30,000 tonnes of material left over from a demolition site, where five tower blocks were bulldozed, in Nottingham.
Road maintenance firm opens UK’s most carbon-efficient asphalt plant
Transport infrastructure company FM Conway has upped its commitment to reduce carbon emissions in London and embrace the circular economy business model with what it claims to be 'the UK's most carbon-efficient asphalt plant' in Heathrow.
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