Eco-audits for third-sector organizations

City Bridge Trust is offering fully funded eco-audits and tailored support packages to third-sector organisations as part of the initiative to help ‘green’ the third sector, improving both organisational performance and  reducing environmental impact. Continue reading

Disposable cup recycling service

Veolia is rolling out a national disposable coffee cup recycling scheme. With 84% of takeaway hot drink consumers reported to still be using disposable cups, Veolia said its coffee cup solution aims to collect takeaway cups as soon as consumers have finished their drinks to reduce cup contamination and increase recycling rates. Read more at Recycling and Waste World.

Food-waste supermarket opens in Leeds

A food-waste supermarket, the first of its kind in the UK, has opened in Pudsey, a suburb of Leeds. The Sharehouse sells surplus food donated by restaurants, allotments, supermarkets and other local businesses, most of which would have ended up in landfill. It is the brainchild of the Real Junk Food Project, a campaigning group that runs food-waste cafes throughout the country. The Project plans to introduce the scheme to every city in the UK.

Source: Time Out, January 17-23, 2017