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    Thursday 26 April 2018

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • Plastic bottle deposit return scheme: The Planet Mark™ view

  • Today's announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a national deposit return scheme for single-use plastic and glass bottles and cans sends all the right messages to people and business. The public have been shocked by the huge cost to our oceans and natural world from plastic pollution and are calling for

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    Wednesday 28 March 2018

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    ThePlanetMark

  • Bywaters recycling plant cuts total carbon footprint by 12%

  • Bywaters operates a major materials recovery facility (MRF) in East London. The facility at the Lea River site reduced its total carbon footprint by 12% to 4,065 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) in 2016, compared to 2015. The reduction easily outstripped the company’s carbon reduction target of 2.5% for that year. The reduction

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  • Published:
    Friday 23 February 2018

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Monday 04 September 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 12 July 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • World Water Day and why saving water matters

  • World Water Day was created by the United Nations as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is held annually on March 22nd and the theme for 2017 is ‘wastewater’. Wastewater and how to conserve it is something we understand only too

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 15 March 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 10 November 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • 75% of offices overlook green supply chain

  • When it come to environmentally friendly actions, many office workers are doing the basics, such as switching off lights and recycling paper, cardboard and food and drink packaging, but more than 65% say they "could do more". Moreover, only 25% said they purchased from suppliers with green credentials, while only 27% claimed to

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  • Published:
    Thursday 12 May 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 11 June 2014

  • Author:
    Planet First

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