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Balfour Beatty 'leading the way' on ISO 20400 sustainable procurement standard

UK construction contractor Balfour Beatty has become the first company globally to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement, which was formally published last month.

The Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 energy-from-waste project in Yorkshire

Siemens: Integrated approach to EfW could cut plant costs by 13%

EXCLUSIVE: The current system for delivering energy-from-waste (EfW) plants in the UK is not fit for purpose, according to the head of renewable power and oil and gas at Siemens UK.

In the European Union 8% of its e-waste will just be thrown into waste bins - amounting to 0.7 million tonnes

Majority of 40 million tonne global e-waste binned, says UNU

The amount of discarded electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) globally reached 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, with the vast majority neither re-used nor disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Halting Deforestation and Achieving Sustainability

Now is a critical moment to pause and consider how the current attention to “deforestation-free” sourcing can support the broader goal of protecting Earth’s natural ecosystems while sustaining a growing population and supporting equitable development.

Hot air balloons fly over Bristol for the city's International Balloon Fiesta. Photo: Chris Bahn

Businesses 'Go Green' in Bristol's year as European Green Capital

Bristol's year as European Green Capital has recently seen the launch of Go Green, a major initiative to bring about positive change for Bristol's business community. Here, Go Green project co-directors Amy Robinson and Nina Skubala explain how the year will provide a platform for those who want to share their experiences, as well as giving help and support to others trying it for the first time.

The large-scale solar subsidy cuts were a mistake and could prevent it from competing with fossil fuels, Leonie Greene says

Why solar needs a serious strategy from the new Government

The treatment of non-domestic solar is illogical and leaves this star industry bewildered, writes Leonie Greene, head of external affairs at the Solar Trade Association (STA).

FEAD outlines a variety of sustainability and waste-management improvements

Five waste disposal reforms to create EU circular economy

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has published its six-year strategy for achieving a circular economy throughout Europe.

The regeneration project will see 706 new homes connected to an energy efficient heat and power system. Image courtesy of Conran & Partners

Landlord goes green with Green Man Lane project

One of the UK's leading landlords has boosted its environmental credentials with a £136m regeneration programme connecting new homes to an energy efficient heat and power system.


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