Tag Archive for 'Zero Waste'

Free Waitrose Guernsey seminar on reducing business waste

June 11th, 2013 by Events

The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Waitrose sponsored lunch time seminar from midday to 2 pm on 20 June 2013 at the St Pierre Park Hotel, St Peter Port.. Mike Walters, Operations Manager, Recycling & Waste, John Lewis Partnership (JLP) will speak about efficiencies in reusable waste, including a number of initiatives […]

Designing and building a house with minimal environmental impact

May 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Villa Asserbo was constructed in Asserbo about 60 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndal of the Danish architectual firm eentileen.dk wished to reduce the environmental impact of building construction by relying on local building materials. They worked to design and build a house with minimal carbon emissions, and to use only […]

A personal journey to reduce waste

May 3rd, 2012 by Andrew David Thaler

We tend towards waste. As a nation, as a community, and in our personal lives, waste is ubiquitous and often imperceptible. That we can afford to discard is an unfortunate side effect of having a high quality of life. Waste is not always a bad thing, either. We’re comforted by the fact that our doctors use disposable […]

Fire resistant straw bale buildings and zero waste restaurants

May 2nd, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Australia’s National Science Agency, tested the fire resistance of a building with magnesium oxide board cladding and straw bale insulation. The building, which withstood temperatures of 1000° Celsius, was designed by Joost Bakker who said that straw is the biggest waste product on Earth.

Waste isn’t waste until its wasted

November 23rd, 2011 by Gibsons Recycling Depot

Gibsons Resource Recovery Centre in British Columbia, Canada reduces residual waste.  It has been nominated in The Small Business BC Successful You Awards (SYA) contest, which is a province-wide event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions BC’s entrepreneurs make to their local communities and the global economy. Buddy says “waste isn’t waste until its […]

Ellen MacArthur investigates Dutch businesses employing the Cradle to Cradle concept

September 7th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur visits the Netherlands to investigate the circular economy and the cradle to cradle® concept. Steff Kranendijk, CEO of Desso said “It doesn’t make sense that we live in a linear economy like we do now.  All the things we make are thrown away or incinerated so we have decided that it is a […]

Replicating nature by creating a zero waste circular economy

August 31st, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has produced this short video on why a circular economy will solve the problems our linear economy creates. “In the living world there is no landfill.” “Humans have adopted a linear approach.  We take, we make, and we dispose.” “If we accept that the living world’s cyclical model works, can we […]

Zero waste to landfill Is not ‘Zero Waste’

August 3rd, 2011 by Eric Lombardi

THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related […]

Scotland’s Zero Waste plan calls for source segregation to maximise waste resource potential

April 15th, 2011 by The Scottish Government

Scotland launched its first Zero Waste Plan on 9 June 2010. The Scottish Government has issued draft proposals in the form of the Zero Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2011 and the Environmental Duty of Care (Scotland) Regulations 2011, to implement certain key recommendations contained within the plan. To stimulate the re-use of recyclable material and as […]

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]