Workplaces like offices are breeding grounds for illness; people work in close proximity, eat lunch at their desks, occasionally share mugs, and might not always pay close attention to the cleanliness of their work area.
Bristol might not be the first place you think of when it comes to the world’s greenest cities, but it actually has some pretty impressive green credentials.
If you’ve seen Blue Planet II or read the headlines about the plastic pollution in the world’s rivers and oceans, you’ll know that it’s one of the biggest environmental challenges we’re facing...
Freiburg is widely considered the single best city for sustainable urban development. Starting early, in the 1970s, Freiburg has tackled energy and climate change, transport and land use, urban liveability and safety, and democratic issues – all using a highly integrated approach. In two separate learning cases we look at this integrated work in Freiburg, and at Freiburg’s integrated renewable energy concept, Freiburg Solar Region.
Cape Town has been hailed the greenest city in Africa, and for good reason. The ‘Mother City’ as it is affectionately known by its residents, has invested in cleaner public transport, a network of cycle lanes, and renewable energy to power its sprawling metropolis.
In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Preston City Council has apologized to a volunteer litter picker who called time on his hobby after being confronted by a council walker on his daily litter pick. In Abergavenny, litter pickers have been celebrating a successful year after reforming their town clean-up group, in Swindon, a local newspaper is calling on its readers to join their campaign to tackle the scourge of litter in the town. Finally, on to Radcliffe in Bury, where local school children have been doing their bit to clean up the streets.
At this time of year, along come the dark nights, Halloween, and Bonfire Night, and there seems to be a headline about an arson incident almost every day.
In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup 'Break Free from Plastics', an environmental pressure group, has said that much of the plastic that’s polluting our planet comes from just a handful of big corporations. Angry residents on a Sheffield street have been left perplexed after the council rejected an offer by a local McDonald’s drive-through restaurant to install bins to tackle the growing problem of fast food litter and pupils from a school in West Bridgford in Nottingham recent cleaned up a local woodland as part of a charity litter picking event...
If you run or manage a business and you aren’t recycling, you’re missing a trick. Not only is recycling much better for the environment, but it also helps you save on waste management costs and improves your reputation with customers and clients.
Hands up who has a drawer at home full of random things that don’t have a place anywhere? Does the drawer have about 50 batteries in it, some that work, and some that don’t, because you’re just not sure what to do with them when they’re finished with?