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Capturing waste energy

Collecting ‘waste’ energy generated as a by-product of other processes and bringing it quickly to more useful application in something of a holy grail among energy technologists. One area with a lot of potential for energy harvesting is in the pipes delivering water to homes and businesses. New...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/02/2015 - 09:00



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Resource efficiency, shampoo and you

In an age obsessed with economic growth, resource efficiency is set to become an emerging catchphrase of the coming decades. Signs that the ideas behind the concept are already beginning to creep onto our shelves are evident in most supermarkets these days: smaller, more compact packaging, more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/11/2014 - 08:45



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Energy needs mean it's no time to waste

Waste-to-energy is something of a holy grail. It’s an opportunity, in theory, to hit two sustainability strikes in one go. Naturally, there are various kinds of waste and various kinds of energy. So what does the future hold? Energy and climate change minister, Michael Fallon, said that he expects...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/02/2014 - 08:45



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Tackling company e-waste

In this guest blog, Mike Grindy, one of the founders of junk removal company, JunkWize , discusses the mechanics of disposing of company waste. Anyone who has visited the Eden project will have noticed the striking sculpture of a robotic man outside the biomes. What is so interesting about this is...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 13/02/2014 - 08:45



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Celebrities for green transformation

Lots of celebrities claim ‘green credentials’ – but it seems like a few are going beyond lip-service in a bid for tangible change. Take Black Eyed Peas founder – who is the current director of innovation at Intel as well as maintaining a pop career. He’s on a mission to turn marketing...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45



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Solar power future taking shape

There is a heated, high-level debate going on about what low-carbon energy generation should be funded into the future, and to what extent. It’s fair to say that solar power is making itself a strong case. The Solar Trade Association (STA) has been talking up solar’s ‘strike rate’ figures – cost...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/11/2013 - 08:45



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Supermarkets look to take up energy challenge

In a sense, supermarkets are the ideal test bed for energy efficiency and carbon reduction. High levels of energy needed for lighting and refrigeration, plus long and complex supply chains mean there’s a lot of costs to save and a lot of carbon to reduce if this staple industry is to call itself '...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 08:45



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The green economy: delivering the goods

According to a new report, sustainable goods and services in the UK represent a market opportunity of £200billion, while companies adopting sustainable practices themselves can stand to gain £100billion in productivity savings. So businesses should be able to see that there’s a lot in it for them...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/08/2013 - 08:43



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A wealth of ways in the war on waste

Is the tide turning against recycling? It might be said that if you give anything enough time in the mainstream, that’ll be just long enough for the backlash to begin. Brits now recycle 40 per cent of our waste - but there do seem to be some genuine concerns coming to a head about the realities of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/06/2013 - 08:55



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No time to waste

It’s no secret at all that companies are buying into waste-reduction. It’s a definite win-win: a contribution to reducing emissions, cutting landfill and it helps with those all-important margins too. Waste-to-power initiatives are on the up, and recycling’s been flying upwards for a long time in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/04/2013 - 08:32