Press Releases

Recycling Right is Award Winning in Rochdale

Oct 24, 2014 16:35 BST Rochdale Borough Council Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Recycle for Greater Manchester won the Sustainable/Green marketing campaign of the year award at the Northern Marketing Awards, for the Right Stuff Right Bin campaign.

Recycled Aluminium Innovation

Oct 24, 2014 11:27 BST Innovate UK Continuing its support of cutting edge technology, Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminium alloy, which means that up to 50% of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminium.

'Campaign To Donate What Christmas Cards Cost' and reduce carbon by planting trees

Oct 15, 2014 16:02 BST DontSendMeACard.com A new take on sending Christmas cards for 2014 is on offer – planting trees instead of sending Christmas cards. DontSendMeACard.com, in partnership with the charity Trees for Cities, have built a donation facility where consumers can calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation instead.

New fundraising platform turns greeting cards into donations

Oct 14, 2014 09:40 BST DontSendMeACard.com A new website is aiming to stem the millions of unwanted greeting cards sent every year – by getting people to donate money to charity instead. DontSendMeACard.com is a new fundraising platform where users can ask their family and friends to make a donation instead of sending a card.

Oct 08, 2014 07:03 BST Uppsala University New research at Uppsala University shows that plasmids containing genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be enriched by very low concentrations of antibiotics and heavy metals. These results strengthen the suspicion that the antibiotic residues and heavy metals (such as arsenic, silver and copper) that are spread in the environment are contributing to the problems of resistance.

Sep 30, 2014 17:32 BST Bury Council Starting next week, bin collection days and collection frequencies will change for most households throughout the borough of Bury.

Operation Maverick continues crackdown on rogue landlords

Sep 25, 2014 11:27 BST Rochdale Borough Council Operation Maverick has continued its crackdown on rogue landlords in Rochdale borough, with particular emphasis being placed on tackling landlords who coerce money from vulnerable illegal immigrant workers.

Council Shows Flair Over Solar Farm Build

Sep 19, 2014 14:13 BST Rochdale Borough Council Rochdale Borough Council has begun building the first publicly owned solar farm in Greater Manchester to help cement its desire to become the ‘greenest’ authority in Britain.

Fagerhult awards sustainable retail lighting solutions

Sep 17, 2014 15:17 BST Fagerhult To highlight the importance of sustainability Fagerhult have created an award - the Crystal Clear award. It will be given to the most sustainable, innovative and creative lighting solution by their retail customer’s worldwide.

The hotel chain Scandic nominated for prestigious German Sustainability Award

Sep 17, 2014 14:17 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic is one of three nominees for the internationally recognised German Sustainability Award “Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis.” Scandic is also the first hotel chain ever to be nominated. The award, which goes to people, cities and companies that promote the idea of a sustainable society, received 800 submissions this year.