Tried and tested tips to help you win sustainability awards
Following Savills’ success at the 2019 Green Apple Awards, particularly for waste and recycling results, here are 5 tried and tested tips to help you develop award winning projects and write sustainability entries
Success for Savills at Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice
Savills and SWRnewstar have won six Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice presented at the Houses of Parliament on November 25th.
Best Practice Waste Solutions in Property Management
When it comes to managing waste, there are specific complexities in the property management sector. With many stakeholders the property management sector requires a unique approach
Mind the gap: how the transport sector can meet targets to reduce on-the-go waste
Mind the Gap: Dan Brown outlines a 5 stop journey to reduce on-the-go waste for the transport sector and reach ambitious recycling targets
Greene King leads the way and signs up to two food waste reduction pledges
Greene King announces commitment to two food waste reduction initiatives organised by WRAP, IGD and Defra. Zero waste to landfill is no longer enough – reducing waste is a higher priority in the long term and Greene King demonstrates its credentials.
YHA remove half a million plastic bottles from network
YHA were 1 of 5 successful applicants to the Waitrose & Partners and Hubbub plastic fund. Following a national campaign to identify the most exciting and innovative plastic reduction schemes YHA secured a share of the £1m fund. Half a million plastic bottles removed from network.
Designing out food waste in hospitality - 4 stages to sustainability
4 stage process to design out food waste in hospitality. Understand the scale of the problem and stop procuring waste. Embed a culture of segregation and reduction. Gain employee commitment to change processes and celebrate success.
Going ‘All In’ on the Resource and Waste Strategy
Responses to the first round of consultations on the Resource and Waste Strategy have been published, now it's crucial to maintain momentum to implement change. Which DRS system will be best? How will consistent recycling look? What will Extended Producer Responsibility cover?
Bristol Airport recycles 1 tonne of paper cups 2 months after launching new scheme
Nearly a tonne of paper cups has been recycled at Bristol Airport as a result of a new process introduced in partnership with SWRnewstar in March. If those cups were placed end to end they would reach three times the length of the runway!
2019 National Recycling Awards shortlist announced
It’s exciting to confirm that Aldi, First MTR South West Railways and Nationwide Crash Repair Centres are in the running for 2019 MRW National Recycling Awards. We’re proud to see the excellent results being achieved by three very different businesses in partnership with SWRnewstar included in the shortlist.
SWRnewstar becomes part of Biffa’s Industrial & Commercial Division
Biffa announces that it is has acquired Specialist Waste Recycling (SWRnewstar) as a new route to market.
Lessons from the lab – working across the supply chain to divert plastic from landfill
Researchers from the University of York have developed a new system for recycling single-use plastics used in some scientific experiments; other businesses and labs who can learn from their lessons.
Resources and Waste Strategy: a packaging opportunity for bodyshops
Dan Brown, Corporate Sector Director, Automotive & Logistics outlines how the Resources & Waste Strategy presents an opportunity for bodyshops to innovate with packaging
Chain Reaction: how collaboration with supply chain partners can help supermarkets lead the war on plastic packaging.
Outlining the case for tackling plastic recycling through increased collaboration between supermarkets, manufacturers, suppliers, logistics and consumers
The impact for businesses of the unveiled Resource and Waste Strategy
The new strategy will impact UK businesses in a number of ways – here are six of them
The Youth Hostel Association appoints SWRnewstar to help improve waste segregation
YHA reappoints SWRnewstar as waste management partner to improve segregation and increase recycling with flexible services to fit seasonal variance in waste and recycling volumes
Enjoy Christmas in a more sustainable way this year!
Here are tips on how you can lessen the impact of Christmas and reduce waste by making a few small, sustainable choices.
Food and beverage brands are taking steps forward in sustainable retail packaging
When it comes to diverting materials from landfill and building a stronger circular plastic economy, brands and retailers are now addressing the types of packaging they’re using.
How food packaging and labels are changing to reduce food waste
With food waste a bigger priority than ever for food businesses, many brands are taking steps to tackle unnecessary waste at consumer level.
Congratulations to Kim Murray on winning skeleton gold at the European Cup in Winterberg
Congratulations to Kim Murray on winning skeleton gold at the European Cup in Winterberg
International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2018
SWRnewstar and it’s Property Managment partners have won three Green Apple Environment Awards in the national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities.
Green Apple Awards recognise South Western Railway’s (SWR) green credentials
South Western Railway has received a Gold Green Apple award for minimising its environmental impact through recycling.
Recyclable vs Compostable vs Biodegradable: what does it mean for packaging?
We explore the differences between popular packaging materials characteristics and how they can be disposed of efficiently.
Coffee cup recycling takes off at Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport aims to increase recycling of 3 million coffee cups sold each year.
The most daring project to clean up ocean plastic goes live: The Ocean Cleanup | System 001
System 001, part of the world’s largest ocean clean-up, is now collecting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The first-ever Green GB Week launches on 15th October!
Showcasing the benefits of clean growth, Green GB Week encourages local communities to embrace the challenge and get involved!
Andy Butler, CEO, SWRnewstar included in LDC Ambitious Business Leaders list
We’re delighted that Andy Butler, CEO, SWRnewstar has been included in the LDC list of Ambitious Business Leaders, highlighting the inspiring people running the UK’s most successful medium size businesses.
The future of electric vehicle batteries – giving them a second-life
In a bid to reduce pollution and wastefulness of one of the most expensive components of electric vehicles, new research has shown the benefits of electric vehicle battery second-life.
World Environmental Health Day draws attention to global food sustainability
One of the greatest challenges of our time is to eradicate world hunger and malnutrition.
Saving our seas with the Great British Beach Clean
The 25th Great British Beach Clean runs 14th – 17th September 2018!
Nationwide extends partnership after the lid is lifted to acheive a 97% landfill diversion
Nationwide Crash Repair Centres (Nationwide CRC), one of the largest comprehensive automotive repairers in the UK, has chosen to continue its partnership with us following substantial success over the last nine years.
Zero Waste Week - an online campaign on reducing waste
What happens when you throw something 'away?' Changing consumer perceptions
Encouraging consumers to consider their food and plastic waste
Combatting food waste, one wonky fruit at a time. UK supermarket giant, Morrisons, has implemented a number of changes in a bit to cut down on waste.
Greene King Launches Industry First Compostable Straw Solution
Greene King has announced it will introduce compostable PLA straws across its entire UK estate of 1,750 pubs, as part of its pledge to send zero waste to landfill by 2020. This will remove over 30 million plastic straws from use every year.
Greene King reports saving more than 600,000 pints of water daily and 98% diversion of waste from landfill
Pub chain and brewer Greene King, which operates over 2800 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK, has published its latest strategy report.
Can you live without plastic to help the environment?
Think twice before grabbing yet another plastic bottle from the fridge.
Waste management for the Automotive sector is changing
Technavio reports on the global automotive waste management market.
Supermarket giant Morrisons on wonky fruit and paper bags
How one of the UK's biggest supermarkets is working towards a more sustainable future.
We team up with UK's first coffee cup recycling scheme
Coffee – it’s our staple drink, the fuel that keeps us Brits going in the morning, our beverage of choice over business meetings, or when we want to grab a drink on our daily commute.
Trash talk: how waste management could become an engine for business growth
Stephen Cameron lifts the lid on the cost – and opportunity – of waste to UK businesses.
Fantastic food waste management or room for improvement?
Why you need an effective food waste management programme
SWRnewstar is a company to inspire Britain – for the fourth time since 2014!
London Stock Exchange Group 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018.