Environmental Focus

  • NOTHING BETTER TO RECYCLE?

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Today more than ever recycling, and in particular the recycling of aluminium cans, makes sound environmental and economic good sense. Aluminium cans, unlike many other forms of soft drinks packaging, can be melted down and endlessly reused with absolutely no loss of quality, in what is known as ‘closed loop’ recycling.  The term ‘infinitely recyclable’ was certainly an expression that […]
  • Energy saving guide from Hager

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Hager has produced an energy saving guide. It identifies major areas of electrical co sumption and outlines some energy saving solutions. Says Helen Holman, market manager for Hager: “Many energy saving products are simple to install and commission. After identifying potential areas of energy saving there are a number of solutions available. Often these are simple and cost effective to […]
  • The grass is greener with Liquid Plastics

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Liquid Plastics, pioneer of liquid roof waterproofing technology, has supplied a range of roofing solutions for Winston Way School in Ilford, including four green roofs and an innovative Cold Fusion Bonded Built-up roofing system. The design of the new build school provided a number of different roof areas and various substrates including metal deck, concrete, and timber. As part of […]
  • Sustainability – The Ongoing Journey

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Considering that the vast majority of people are in agreement that we should be aiming for a more sustainable future, it’s amazing how much controversy this burning issue has already created. For a start, the one thing that becomes obvious when you begin to engage in discussions about green issues is that everyone has their own ideas about what it […]
  • The Green lesson

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    For most of the population, green thinking is something we have had to get used to. We now know to switch the television off rather than leave the standby light on, we separate our rubbish and we don’t leave the tap running too long. Although we worry about our carbon footprint, the message is taking time to get through. But […]
  • Stormsaver

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Stormsaver’s Michael Farnsworth has literally gone back to school with the company’s latest rainwater harvesting system installation. The Director of the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of rainwater harvesting solutions attended Netherfield Primary School in Nottingham as a child, where the company’s latest system has been installed. As well as designing the building’s new rainwater harvesting system, Stormsaver also donated […]
  • Offsetting carbon footprint

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Warewashing specialist Meiko UK, has taken the first step in implementing a carbon offset programme for every road, air and freight mile undertaken on behalf of the company.  With effect from the 2 January this year, a number of the company’s energy, chemical and sustainable kitchen food waste products automatically qualify for ‘footprint points’ that convert into £s for the […]
  • Offsite sustainable building

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Award-winning off-site construction specialist and Portakabin subsidiary, Yorkon, has completed construction of one of the UK’s most sustainable modular school buildings.The scheme for Worcestershire County Council is believed to be the first modular education building to be heated using biomass fuel and the first to incorporate such a complex passive, low energy ventilation system. The two-storey building was manufactured off […]
  • Manchester University recycle with Mercury

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Mercury Recycling has been appointed to collect and recycle all fluorescent tubes and sodium lamps from the University of Manchester.  The University is Britain’s largest single-site university and disposes of over 25,000 fluorescent and sodium lamps per annum. The arrangement ensures that the site is supplied with a number of Lampsafe, and Bulbsafe containers for collection and recycling by Mercury […]
  • Apuro has upgraded its Mini Kitchen

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Designed for semi-domestic situations that require the essential equipment for basic cooking, the Mini-Kitchen is a complete and compact kitchen unit featuring cooking rings, fridge, kitchen sink and undersink storage in a single, discreet and easy to install unit.It’s a simple, low cost and quick-fit facility. Popular applications include student accommodation, studio flats, offices, exhibitions stands, storage areas in show […]