Bottle maker slashes energy use with efficient upgrade

A plastic bottle manufacturer has slashed energy use by 60% and ramped up output by almost a third after installing a new technology. Northern Irish firm PrimePac had been using a 23-year old blow molding machine to create its bottles – because it had spent its life running 24 hours a day, five days a […]

EU initiative to reduce waste kicks in

A drive to increase awareness about reducing waste across Europe kicked off this week. The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) scheme runs between the 16th to the 24th of November and encourages businesses, schools and individual citizens to change their habits in managing the 2.5 billion tonnes of waste generated by the EU every […]

FA among first to score 'world’s first’ international waste standard

The Football Association is among the first five organisations to win an international standard for waste reduction which launches today in the UK. The standard – claimed to be the world’s first – also includes a check on whether waste is being managed responsibly. Five UK businesses achieved the Carbon Trust Waste Standard following a […]