Brazilian Documentary Highlighting Sustainable Micro-Businesses Gives Hope

Last month the documentary CenaRIO Sustentabilidade em Ação which translate to ScenaRIO Sustainability in Action, premiered in Rio.  The film was made by 30 students, shooting the footage on smartphones.  It was made and released as part of the Rio+20 World Centre for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the National Insurance School (ENS) initiatives.

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How Office Building Design is Becoming Greener and more Sustainable in Ways you May not Expect

The ingenious office building designs that are making business greener and more sustainable

If we look at the evolution of office building design, it is easy to see how architects are adding greener and sustainable elements to their creations.  Depending on where you live in the world, you have probably noticed an increase in the use of solar panels and wind farms for commercial spaces.  There are other less obvious ways, that office buildings are becoming greener and more sustainable.

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How to Turn your Waste into a Commodity

Take Inspiration from Fashion Recycling Week to Commoditise your Waste

Later this month, retailer H&M and the London College of Fashion are poised to launch ‘Fashion Recycling Week’.  The event runs from the 31st August to 6th September.  The idea is that fashion students will create window installations using clothes that have been collected from the public as part of H&M’s garment collecting initiative.  The initiative was established to reduce waste in the fashion industry by repurposing unwanted clothes.

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5 Ways the Waste Stock Market Helps Businesses Sell their Waste

Make Money from your Business Waste

With the increase in waste couriers comes an opportunity to sell your business waste.  The process is fairly straight forward; you separate sellable waste from your normal rubbish, and then find a company who wants to buy it.  In this post we explore how the Green Alchemist app helps you accomplish this goal providing you with an additional revenue stream.

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The Top Ten Organisations all UK Waste Companies Should Know About

The Organisations that help UK Waste Companies

Although UK waste companies are often bogged down in legislation and complex operating procedures, there are several companies that can help make running the business that little bit easier.  In this post we countdown the top ten waste management organisations that should be on speed dial or at the very least be in your email address book.

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Raise your Glass to Recycling and Bring in the Money

Pubs / Clubs are you throwing away Money?

In an age where recycling is important, waste is becoming a commodity.  New businesses are springing up every day which buy and sell business waste.  Glass, paper, plastics, and a whole myriad of materials we regularly throw away could be used to bring in a second income. The bottom line is that if you’re not selling your business waste to a waste collector, you are probably throwing away cash.  This article explains the nuts and bolts of selling your waste for a profit.

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The real cost of business recycling

Business recycling might seem like just another outgoing when you are considering the most cost effective management scheme for implementing your business plan. However, whatever business you’re in – whether you operate a childminding or dog walking service from home, are a mobile food trader or mechanic or have your own office, factory or workshop premises – you are legally responsible for disposing of any waste your business produces.

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Educate yourself as to the Value of your Waste Plastic and Paper

Universities, are you throwing away Cash?

Every year the UK recycles about eight million tonnes of paper and cardboard.  Although this figure is high this only represents 67% of the amount of paper waste we throw away.  For plastics, we produce 5 million tonnes of plastic a year, but we recycle a lot less although this figure is improving all the time.  The purpose of this article is to show how you can turn your business waste into a valuable and profitable commodity.

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Resource Association Calls on the European Union to Be Bold in Consultation Response

A Golden Opportunity for Recycling?

The Resource Association has given a glowing and optimistic view in response to new European Union recycling consultation document.  The document outlined new proposals that are currently under discussion by the EU.  This post takes a look at what they are, and the likelihood of how far the EU will go in relation to overhauling Europe wide recycling.

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Facilities Managers- Good Waste Management Generates Revenue and Cuts Costs

Utilise Better Waste Collection Services

Regardless of the type of organisation you work for, it can benefit from better waste management.  As you read this post, organisations and charities are working hard to promote the circular economy and zero waste among businesses.  This idea that everything can be reused and resources harvested in an environmentally conscientious way is growing both in popularity and practicality. 

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How to Sell your Business Waste

Sell your Business Waste and comply with Legislation

Business waste is becoming a valuable commodity.  Providing you have the right connections you can make money through selling your business waste to the right people.  In this post, I discuss how you can sell your waste for recycling; discussing the importance of sorting your company waste, and how to contact the right people who may be interested in buying the waste your business produces.

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Questions all Businesses Should ask their Waste Collector

Be sure your Business dealings with Waste Collectors Comply with Legislation

If your business is ready to start recycling its business waste and you feel you have the facilities to do so, you will no doubt be thinking about contacting waste collectors, who can collect and hopefully buy your waste.  This post looks at the business checks you should have in place and key questions to ask any waste collection agency you contract to pick up your recyclable materials.

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Could an EU Circular Economy Generate Jobs and Slash Household Bills?

Green Alliance Believes that Reused Products Could Slash Unemployment

Unemployment and the environment are never far from the news.  Whether it is a television documentary or an article in the press, both topics seem to draw us in.  It is with some interest then that the Green Alliance believes that an EU-wide circular economy could bring down unemployment and lower household bills.  In this post, we look at how their ideas are formed.

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The Green Alchemist – Lowering Costs and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

The average hotel guest creates 1kg of waste per night, a huge amount when multiplied by the number of guests. The Green Alchemist enables hoteliers to offset this wastage efficiently whilst also reducing costs. For as little as £9.99 p/m the app, an innovation by Element Green Recycling, enables users to find up-to-date material prices and discover how much their sorted recycling is worth on the burgeoning waste stock market.

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Tracking the Price of your Waste

 

Waste like other commodities has fluctuating prices.  Therefore, to make your waste as profitable as possible it is important to track the price on at least a monthly basis.  This not only ensures you can keep tabs on your waste partner prices with accuracy, but it also means you get fewer surprises when you are offered less for your waste than you were the previous month.

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What is the Circular Economy?

The Business Benefits of Contributing to the Circular Economy

The circular economy is a model based on six principles.  The idea is that human actions and consumption do not damage the planet.  This post will show you how your business fits into and can contribute to the circular economy and the benefits of doing so.

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