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RPS provide the raw material to heat Sabre Rail workshops at Newton Aycliffe

RPS provide the raw material to heat Sabre Rail workshops at Newton Aycliffe

The Waste Hierarchy in action Sabre Rail, based at Newton Aycliffe, have implemented an resourceful way of saving on their heating bills whilst also reducing the amount of wood waste to landfill and other disposal methods. Tim Hutchinson visited the site in November to discuss energy saving ideas with the […]

Recycling is in the ‘can’!

A nationwide search has begun for the best video produced by young people that demonstrates improved recycling of drinks cans. The competition has been launched jointly by the British Film Industry and Can Makers, the umbrella group that represents can manufacturers. Can Makers chairman, Geoff Courtney, has commented: “This competition […]

Wood Recyclers are overwhelmed with abundance of waste wood

Wood waste demand Over the last 12 months a combination of factors, including the decline and closure of panelboard manufacturers Sonae in Knowsley and reduced demand for exported biomass, means wood recyclers have been left with an abundance of wood waste. Although there has been an excess of wood waste, […]

Circular Economy is set to help UK businesses become sustainable and save money

Marks and Spencer encourage Circular Economy Mike Barry, head of sustainable business at Marks and Spencer, concluded his speech at the annual WRAP conference with, “Any business that thinks it cannot participate in these new models (of circular economy) – forget it!” Barry explained how the M&S Plan A initiative […]

Renewable energy sources generate 31% increase on electricity production

Over the last 12 months there has been a sharp increase in electricity generated from municipal solid waste combustion and anaerobic digestion, according to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The 31% increase, up from the same period in 2011, has been accredited to the two types […]

Real Life Entrepreneurs Campaign at Westminster

March to Westminster Real Life Entrepreneurs from Northern England, all members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), came together in September to push the Government to act on its promise to remove barriers to promote growth for small business owners. Ninety Real Life Entrepreneurs, including Tim Hutchinson of RPS […]

Great Success for the 2012 Bedale Bonfire and Firework Display

Each year the Bedale Bonfire and Fireworks Display team pull out all the stops for a great night to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th November. This year was no exception and as it was the 25th anniversary of the event with several thousand people attending. The night was […]

Wood Recyclers Association believe it is not the right time for Wood Waste to landfill restrictions

Waste Insure have reported that the Wood Recyclers Association do not believe that it is the right time for a restriction on landfilling wood waste after Defra have called for evidence on restricting wood to landfill. Executive Director of the WRA, Peter Butt, commented that, “the WRA has always been, and […]

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