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Albus Environmental achieves The Planet Mark™ sustainability certification

Albus Environmental achieves The Planet Mark™ sustainability certification

Albus Environmental, a specialist healthcare waste management firm, has been awarded The Planet Mark™ Certificate for its commitment to ongoing progress in sustainability. Albus Environmental, based in the South East of England, provides bespoke healthcare waste management service to a variety of businesses including doctor’s surgeries, dental practices and nursing homes. Albus Environmental is already…

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Michael Sparks Associates cuts total carbon footprint by 13%

Michael Sparks Associates cuts total carbon footprint by 13%

By Louise Bateman Tuesday, May 29, 2018Chartered architects Michael Sparks Associates (MSA), cut its total operational carbon footprint by 13% in 2016-17, compared to the previous year. The carbon reduction means MSA has retained The Planet Mark™ Certification for a fourth consecutive year. As well as recording a fall in its absolute carbon footprint, MSA…

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Breakthrough Funding tackles own business impacts with The Planet Mark™

Breakthrough Funding tackles own business impacts with The Planet Mark™

Social impact business Breakthrough Funding has committed to tackling its own sustainability impacts year-on-year, by becoming a holder of The Planet Mark™. Breakthrough Funding is a ‘profit for purpose’ social enterprise. It helps innovators claim back their R&D tax and then puts half of the profits it earns from that activity into social impact projects.…

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Five easy steps to a great carbon footprint.

Five easy steps to a great carbon footprint.

As a sustainability consultant for The Planet Mark™, I have delivered a wide variety of carbon footprints. Measuring and year-on-year monitoring of an organisation’s carbon emissions, is an integral part of The Planet Mark™ certification process and this year alone, we will be issuing close to 100 certifications covering everything from small businesses consisting of…

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The Planet Mark™ view on the  UK Plastics Pact

The Planet Mark™ view on the  UK Plastics Pact

By ThePlanetMark Thursday, April 26, 2018Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark™, comments on the UK Plastics Pact – an industry-wide initiative which says it aims to transform packaging and reduce avoidable plastic waste.This is both a pragmatic and exciting initiative. It’s pragmatic because the only way to eliminate single use plastic and unnecessary packaging…

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Winvic retains The Planet Mark™ as carbon footprint down 8% per employee

Winvic retains The Planet Mark™ as carbon footprint down 8% per employee

Winvic, the UK main contractor, has been awarded The Planet Mark™ for Business Certificate for the fourth year in a row.Winvic is widely known as the UK’s leading ‘shed specialist’ and now also regarded as an authority in privately-rented sector projects, specialist sustainable builds and retail and leisure schemes. The Planet Mark™ award is in…

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The Planet Mark™ view: single-use plastic ban is an opportunity for business

The Planet Mark™ view: single-use plastic ban is an opportunity for business

Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark™, comments on the Government’s announcement that it will launch a consultation on banning single-use plastic products later this year”Today’s Government announcement of an upcoming consultation banning a number of single-use plastic products demonstrates the urgency of action required to protect our environment. Following on from Environment Secretary Michael…

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Case study: saving water at The Eden Project

Case study: saving water at The Eden Project

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Eden is nestled in a huge crater. Here massive covered Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, Mediterranean landscapes, stunning plants, crop displays, art installations, exhibitions and stories serve as a…

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