Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste.   The focus on waste costs, which has long been anticipated within the waste and recycling sector, comes as part […] the full article

Climate change: Report says ‘cut lamb and beef’

The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced by between a fifth and a half to help combat climate change, a report says. The shift is needed, the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) maintains, because beef and lamb produce most farm greenhouse gases. The report foresees an increase in […] the full article

Popular Sheffield Practice reduces its carbon footprint and wins prestigious award

Dedicated staff at GP practice, Richmond Medical Centre, are celebrating after winning a prestigious environmental award. the full article

Survey finds 92% of NHS Estate Managers believe Procurement Departments ignoring sustainability

A survey carried out by an independent campaign for the NHS has found significant failure from Boards to support sustainable development. The survey, conducted by The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign, found overwhelming evidence that healthcare professionals are struggling to get investment to drive efficiency within their organisation. Over twenty-six trusts within England participated in the […] the full article

£1.4 million UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition launched at inaugural UK Plastics Pact Summit

£1.4 million competition to support creative business ideas to stop plastic being thrown away. New WRAP reports show stakeholders opportunities to improve plastic use and recycling. First UK Plastics Pact Summit highlights six-month achievements and showcases Roadmap towards 2025. Summit comes ahead of first Green GB Week* to stimulate action and awareness of green growth. […] the full article

R&D for running NHS Estates must be stepped up, conference told

The amount of innovation, research and development put into running National Health Service estates in a more joined-up and efficient manner is “woefully light”, delegates at the Healthcare Estates conference heard this morning.  Simon Corben, director and head of profession, NHS estates and facilities efficiency and productivity division, told attendees: “From an infrastructure point of […] the full article