How to reduce your carbon snow-footprint this Christmas

Last year the world sent 750 million Christmas cards.  And we used enough wrapping paper to cover the island of Guernsey.

But where did it all end up? Continue reading

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What does the new global deal on Climate Change mean for British Businesses?

The U.N. climate change talks agreed a pact on Sunday that will force all the biggest polluters to take action to slow the pace of global changing. Continue reading

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3 Ways to Save on your Company’s Bills in 2012

How could you cut your electricity bill by a quarter?

Turning off the heating could help, but asking staff to come to work in three jumpers, woolly hats, coats and gloves wouldn’t do much for morale or productivity. Continue reading

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Pipped at the post!

Last Thursday night was a special evening for Eco Outsource because I attended Cornwall’s Hub Awards as a finalist in the Best New Business Category.   Being a finalist was a fantastic testament to an exciting first few months in business and the icing in the cake for what has been quite a whirlwind. Continue reading

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It’s all about thinking inside the Box!

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Tolbot AKA Miss Tea who runs a local catering company.  Every time we chat the passion she has for food is clear. Continue reading

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Skype – the business case stacks up.

Saved: 150 miles, 3.30 hours and of 42kg Carbon Dioxide

Partner to Succeed have teamed up with Competitive Edge to deliver a Sales Growth Collaboration Club and Eco Outsource is taking part in the program.  As a result I have just finished  a productive and informative meeting with Tom Wyness from Competitive Edge. Continue reading

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Woop woop, Eco Outsource has been shortlisted for an Award.

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Eco Outsource are very excited indeed, we’ve been shortlisted for Best Business Start-up in this years Hub Awards.

It is hard to believe that Eco Outsource only started trading in August, its amazing what can be achieved.  The business has come such a long way.  We are now working with a variety of clients undertaking carbon footprints and helping them save money by reducing waste and saving money. Continue reading

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Reasons Why You MUST Improve the Environmental Performance of Your Business

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1. YOU ARE WASTING MONEY

Between 2005 and 2010 I was involved with two publicly funded projects that required me to undertake environmental reviews of businesses and identity areas where savings in waste, raw materials, energy and water could be made.  Now I wished I’d kept a tally (think I will from now on), but the saving that businesses implemented were significant. Continue reading

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Green Business Success for Eco Outsource

Helston based Eco Outsource would like to thank Outset Cornwall for their support over the last six months and are looking forward to the UCP Graduate Business Start-up journey they are about to commence.

Eco Outsource Director Joanne Upton said: “I am delighted with how Eco Outsource has grown and developed.  The one thing I have learnt so far is that people genuinely want you to succeed, it’s a fantastic feeling.” Continue reading

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The Business Case for Renewables

I recently read a report from the Carbon Trust about The Case for Renewables in UK Business, and basically it came to the same conclusions as Eco Outsource – it’s a no brainer!

Before the introduction of the Feed-in-Tariff the business case for renewables was not strong. However, it could be clearer now – investing in the right renewables for your businesses makes environmental and financial sense. Continue reading

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October 6, 2011 · 9:01 am

Greening Your Business Hints and Tips

At Eco Outsource we’re very busy working on our very first ebook, which will be launched next week. Very exciting I know!

We’ve had input from a number of businesses but if there is anything you want to share please let us know.  Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration!

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What is a tonne of carbon?

So this is what one tonne of carbon looks like… apparently!

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Reduce, reuse, recycle!

Does your business produce or handle waste? If yes, you need to apply the waste hierarchy to your waste?

From today (28th September), whenever you pass waste on to someone else, you must declare on your waste transfer note or hazardous waste consignment note that you have applied the waste management hierarchy. Continue reading

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What is an Environmental Policy?

An environmental policy is an agreed documented statement of a company’s stance towards the environment in which it operates.  The policy is the corner stone of its intent to reduce its carbon emissions, save energy, reduce waste and ensure compliance with environmental legislation. Continue reading

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Plastic bags could be banned for good.

Plastic bags could finally become a thing of the past after a minister said the government would consider banning them.

Despite attempts to cut their use, the number of single-use bags given out at shop checkouts rose by 330million last year – a figure that the recycling minister, Lord Henley, said he was “not happy” about. Continue reading

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