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A Decade of Action – Renewable Energy

Luke van den Barselaar

We look at the UN’s seventh Sustainable Development Goal, and announce our new energy certification: ISO 50001

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McDonalds Reduces Plastic Production

Luke van den Barselaar

McDonalds announced that they will no longer be including hard plastic toys with their Happy Meals as part of a drive to reduce plastic waste and increase sustainability

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Precious Resources: World Water Day 2020

Luke van den Barselaar

In another instalment of our series on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we look at the necessity of clean and accessible water to raise awareness for the UN’s World Water Day – Sunday the 22nd of March

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Decade of Action: With Bywaters’

Luke van den Barselaar

In the first post in our ‘Decade for Change’ blog series, we take an introductory look at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Secretary-General called for a ‘decade of action’ to start in 2020, urging governments and UN member states to double-down on efforts the meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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On NHS Sustainability Day, we reflect on the vital importance of the NHS

Divya Patel

The National Health Service is currently under unprecedented levels of scrutiny and stress as they act as the first responders during the coronavirus outbreak. In times like these, we think it is important to take a moment and recognise the vital work of the NHS.

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New World of Waste

Divya Patel

Bywaters has started supporting a WWF project to help combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade – sponsoring an initiative to fund wildlife detector dogs in both India and Nepal to protect wild tigers.

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Bywaters Sponsors the WWF to Protect Tigers

Max Adams

Bywaters has started supporting a WWF project to help combat poaching and the illegal wildlife trade – sponsoring an initiative to fund wildlife detector dogs in both India and Nepal to protect wild tigers.

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The Dangers of Battery Disposal

Max Adams

Batteries are everywhere, powering many of the devices that are essential to modern life. However, the majority of fires in the waste management industry are caused by the incorrect disposal of batteries. This is why Bywaters works closely with our clients to provide safe and sustainable battery recycling solutions.

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Ed on the Environment: Taking Part in Veganuary 2020

Edward van Reenen

This January, I’ve been taking part in Veganuary and reading more about veganism’s environmental benefits. I decided to write this blog to share my (very positive) experiences, and some top tips for people thinking about moving towards a plant-based diet.

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FoodCycle: Using Surplus Food for Community Cooking

Max Adams

Bywaters staff regularly volunteer with our charity partner, FoodCycle, to help prepare free nutritious meals for people in our local area. I was part of the cooking team for FoodCycle Hackney’s Christmas meal this past December to get a first-hand look at the fantastic work they do.

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My Experience Teaching Thurrock’s Children About Recycling

Sarah Achaichia

As Bywaters’ lead Green Guru, I have been working with our partners at Thurrock Council to teach local children about the importance of recycling – and the passion they had for sustainability was both inspiring and reassuring in these uncertain times.

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App-etite for Change: An Interview with Too Good To Go’s Jamie Crummie

Max Adams

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of the innovative food waste-preventing app Too Good To Go, kindly sat down for an interview with Bywaters recently to discuss the best way to tackle the global problem of surplus food, and how modern technology can make a real impact.

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How to Shop Sustainably on Black Friday

Max Adams

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us once again, but with the strides made throughout 2019 to raise awareness of sustainability, how can you ensure you’re not making savings by costing the environment?

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Three Ways to Have a Sustainable Halloween

Max Adams

One of the scariest aspects of Halloween is the impact that it has on the environment. With shops flooding their shelves with plastic and millions of pumpkins going into people’s bins, here are three ways you can give people a fright without harming the planet.

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Ed on the Environment: Surveying the Damage to the Great Barrier Reef

Edward van Reenen

Bywaters’ Head of Sustainability, Ed van Reenen, writes about his recent trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and the growing problem of coral bleaching.

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