Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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What is a carbon footprint?

I came across an article in the Guardian today, which describes what a carbon footprint is.  It reminded me that although I use the term on almost an hourly basis most people don’t truly understand what this term actually means. Continue reading

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Eco Outsource….. the beginning!

For my first ever blog I thought I had to start with how I got here. Continue reading

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