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97% reduction in waste to landfill from Schaeffler’s UK plant

Schaeffler's plant in Sheffield is extremely proud to have worked on the Zero Waste to Landfill Project, the aim of which is to recycle as much waste as possible and no longer dispose of it in landfills. By the end of 2020 the Sheffield site had achieved 97% reduction of waste to landfill. As a…

  • 7 hours ago

Bureau Veritas urges businesses to prioritise net zero promises

As President Joe Biden unveils the USA’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions, Bureau Veritas is urging businesses to prioritise their own net zero promises and to create a clear plan to deliver on this. Just hours after being sworn in as president on 20th January, Joe Biden demonstrated…

  • 2 days ago

Smurfit Kappa accelerates CO2 emissions reduction in 2020

Smurfit Kappa continues to make significant and tangible progress on achieving its sustainability targets according to its 14th Sustainable Development Report ("SDR"). It highlights the company’s long-standing objective to be an impactful business that drives change and nurtures a greener…

  • 2 days ago

How to profit from waste - Topolytics and CeeD announce joint project

Wastetech leader Topolytics has teamed up with the Centre of Engineering Education and Development (CeeD) to enable manufacturers throughout the UK to get a better understanding of their waste and its associated carbon impact. The project is being funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.

  • 3 days ago

Pressure to reduce plastic use risks disrupting paper recycling and stifling innovation

Recycling labelling proposals from the UK Government risk disrupting the paper recycling stream, which currently operates efficiently, and shutting out much-needed innovation which can provide a route to genuine recycling with the increased use of coated paper. This is the warning from Aquapak, the…

  • 26/04/2021

Domin and Renishaw collaborate to create a more sustainable industry

UK-based, Domin, has developed a highly competitive range of state-of-the-art servo valves, and is now setting out to showcase how engineering start-ups can drive value for UK industry. Supported by metal additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) technology from global engineering company…

  • 25/03/2021

Ending biomass funding program sets back net zero

The Government’s planned end to the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (NDRHI) this month will leave manufacturers without a financially viable green alternative to generate heat for many crucial industrial processes. This could force businesses to seek out cheaper, non-renewable sources…

  • 24/03/2021

Jungheinrich focuses on green electricity

Effective immediately, all Jungheinrich sites in Germany, including the company’s six German production plants, will operate exclusively on green power. The transition of the foreign branches and plants to green electricity will follow. At the same time, Jungheinrich has begun to generate its…

  • 19/03/2021

Put circular economy 'at heart' of coronavirus recovery, Bureau Veritas tells businesses

On Global Recycling Day, leading sustainability authority, Bureau Veritas is reminding firms that a move towards a circular economy business model should be at the heart of their coronavirus recovery. Created in 2018 to help recognise and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving…

  • 18/03/2021

Around Noon to reduce plastic with £250,000 investment in Around Noon Print

Around Noon is set to save over 60 tonnes of plastic each year due to a £250,000 investment in a new, in-house printing operation. The company has made a significant investment and opened a new printing business, Around Noon Print, as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and…

  • 15/03/2021