Monthly Archives: January 2019

Do you have the time to be a ‘Green’ Facilities Manager?

Is it time that facilities managers were given more time to focus on long term environmental goals, rather than just short-term maintenance issues? Glen Riley, Key Account Manager at Cawleys takes a look at the challenges facing today’s facilities managers. With the blue planet effect expected to expand even further through the public conscious, and…
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Facing the ‘Fatberg’

Facing the Fatberg: Nicky Severn, Marketing Manager from Cawleys explores the world of Fatbergs Following the news that a massive 64 metre ‘fatberg’ was discovered in Devon recently, the problem of unsuitable items in our sewerage system has been catapulted into the public eye. The fatberg which consisted of a huge build-up of fat, oil,…
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Is it a British thing?

Are we too lazy to take advantage of coffee refill options or is it something far more cultural? Whether it’s a 25p reduction from Costa, Pret’s sizeable 50p discount on hot beverages or Gregg’s more modest 20p concession, there’s a lot to be said for bringing your own coffee cup. With the UK’s coffee consumption…
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DEFRA’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England

The UK government’s last, full waste strategy was published eleven years ago, long before concern over climate change, plastic in our oceans, and unsustainable packaging reached its current level. So the publication of DEFRA’s Waste and Resource Strategy is big news, not just for the waste industry, but for a country that’s increasingly worried about…
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Energise your waste

The last week in January has been earmarked as the UK’s Big Energy Saving Week. With a focus on helping people cut their energy bills and making homes more energy efficient, there is a natural tie-in with the environmental issues. Not to mention the on-going targets to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to power…
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‘Haz’ your business gone hazardous?

Even if you don’t know it, most businesses produce some degree of hazardous waste. But did you know that it can be collected and recycled just like other waste streams? When it comes to waste it’s not always easy to tell which items are and aren’t hazardous. If you’re busy running your business, it’s likely…
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