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Tackle carbon intensive commutes this Cycle to Work Day

Transport remains the highest emitting sector in the UK, accounting for nearly a third of carbon emissions in 2021. Around a quarter of these emissions are a result of the daily commute. Congestion, poor air quality and limited parking on work premises are just some of the other negative impacts of the daily commute, which outside of…Read More »

UK Government forced to strengthen Net-Zero Strategy

We were delighted to see that on 18th July, 2022, during the UK’s hottest ever heatwave on record, a High Court Judge ruled Government’s Net Zero policies unlawful because the minister involved in the decision was not given the necessary information needed in order to make the decision lawfully.

Delivering bespoke Carbon Literacy training to Urban&Civic

Working closely with the leadership team, Groundwork  developed a bespoke Carbon Literacy course for employees  of Urban&Civic. The course covered a wide range of topics,  from climate science, to the specific challenges of reducing carbon emissions in the  built environment as well as the opportunities for reductions within Urban&Civic’s operations.

Net Zero – What’s Big Businesses doing?

The net-zero agenda isn’t new; many big organizations now put sustainability at the heart of their business; with sustainability and profitability going hand in hand.  
In this blog, we look at five industry leaders and share some of the actions they’re undertaking on their journey to achieve net-zero.

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3 Energy Efficiency Tips for Manufacturers

Energy is one of the highest costs of doing business, and one of the biggest environmental contributors.  By conducting an in-depth review of how your business uses energy, you’re likely to discover that there are several key ways in which you can improve energy efficiency and optimize significant savings.  Even quick, small adjustments can lead…Read More »

What is the UK plastics tax and how will it affect me?

On the 1st April 2022, the Government introduced the plastics packaging tax (PPT). This affects businesses that manufacture or import plastic packaging, including the import of packaging which already contains goods (such as plastic bottles).  In summary, the plastic tax includes: The rate of tax will be £200/tonne on plastic packaging that contains less than…Read More »

Creating Science Based Targets

Science Based Targets are defined as such when they align with the scale of reductions required to keep global temperature increases well-below 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

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The Green Claims Code – Avoiding Greenwashing

In recent times, big names in almost every industry have been named and shamed for misleading customers with green claims.  Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a…Read More »