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Greyland leads the way in sustainable plastics use 

Industrial and commercial cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has increased the amount of recycled polymer in its bottles, bringing the overall percentage of recycled material used, to an unprecedented 31per cent in the UK, up from ‘just’ 25 per cent in ...

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Cromwell Polythene buys compatible polythene operation

Recycling specialist, Cromwell Polythene is expanding its operations following the purchase of Moorgreen Flexible Packaging from Duo Plastics Limited. The sale was made to Vickers-Lee Holdings Limited, owners of Cromwell Polythene and will enable all parties involved to enhance their ...

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Bio-D celebrates 30 years with greenest ever year

An ethical cleaning company which creates environmentally friendly products is celebrating its 30th anniversary by enjoying its greenest ever year. Bio-D was launched in 1989 to deliver naturally-derived products that don’t cost the Earth in any sense. It uses biodegradable and ...

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Doctor Loo: Bloo launches MOT Health Check Toilet on World Toilet Day

To celebrate World Toilet Day (19 November), toilet hygiene brand, Bloo has revealed the ‘MOT Health Check Toilet’ of the future, to show its commitment to a more sustainable future. This is to also coincide with the launch of ProNature, Bloo’s ...

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Sustainable laundry practices to help reduce your carbon footprint

According to the Carbon Trust, the UK industrial laundries sector is responsible for 25% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions, processing approximately 743,651 tonnes of laundry each year. To help achieve the government’s target for net zero emissions by 2050, ...

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Spinning Gate lands second Green Apple award

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh and its waste management provider B&M Waste Services have achieved a Green Apple award for Environmental Best Practice for the second year running. In 2017 the award was presented for the Centre’s waste management achievements ...

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B&M Waste retains Carbon Neutral status

B&M Waste Services has achieved Carbon Neutrality for the eighth year running. This year, the confidential waste arm of its business, B&M Secure Shredding, has also become Carbon Neutral, making it the first shredding business in the country to achieve ...

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IHG removes miniature toiletries as part of its commitment to reducing plastic waste

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021. The move comes as the world-wide hotel chain continues to build ...

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Inside First Mile’s “Sacktory”

CEO and founder of First Mile, Bruce Bratley, explains how the UK’s first sack-sorting facility is boosting recycling success for business waste Setting the scene In 2017, leading recycling company, First Mile, revolutionised the way business waste is processed by ...

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Design for recycling and an integrated approach: messages from CHSA’s plastics conference 

Two dominant messages emerged from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) conference on plastics.  First, products packaging and processes need to be designed with recycling in mind. Second, an integrated approach, from the start to the finish of the supply ...

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