Category Archives: Saving Energy


Summer sunshine

Posted on 1st September, 2014

We think it must have been taken from a hot air balloon or a passing microlight but we were sent this picture last week showing our newly installed solar array on our Normanton LogiCare facility. Having had an unusually high number of sunny days this summer we are confident it was working at its maximum…

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NCP ensures green switchover

Posted on 6th February, 2014

WasteCare Group ensures NCP completes its national switchover with 100% recycling. Recent innovations in lighting have seen the technology behind the lighting become steadily more efficient, firstly with energy saving bulbs allowing bulbs to last for many years longer and then more recently with LED bulbs supplying light lasting for double the time at a…

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Solar bins rolled out in Bournemouth

Posted on 3rd April, 2011

Bournemouth Council has installed 25 solar-powered bins along the seafront. These special bins self compact the waste to ensure that they can be used to maximum capacity and send a signal back to the Council team when they are full. These bins form part of the council’s £1m Smart Streets campaign which it hopes will…

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More environmental guidance needed at work

Posted on 28th February, 2011

According to new research only 17 per cent of UK employees have received advice or training at work on energy efficiency and fewer than a quarter have been given information on recycling and waste management. The findings are from a poll of more than 1,000 working people by NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety…

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Europe leads the way in waste to energy

Posted on 25th August, 2009

A new report by Frost and Sullivan has shown that Europe has the largest waste-to-energy market in the world with 429 plants earning a revenue of £3.10bn in 2008. The European Union has indirectly helped the waste-to-energy business as a push to move away from landfill resulted in the planning and commissioning of many plants…

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Waste not, want not!

Posted on 5th March, 2009

Guest story by Paul Machin Many companies approve invoices for waste, power and water without question, but, by auditing usage considerable savings can be easily achieved. The printing industry has many financial concerns and environmental issues are well down the corporate agenda. However, there are many benefits that are achievable from following good environmental practices….

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Forget the environment for a moment!

Posted on 1st August, 2008

To survive, let alone prosper, in business today needs an iron determination to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Reducing your carbon footprint may seem a long way from the day-to-day challenge of running your business efficiently and profitably but is it? It could be the quickest way to improve your bottom line. The simplest way…

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