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Our business works across many different areas of sustainability. From wastes management to renewable energy, air quality in cities and household recycling, we’re involved.

Here you can explore our latest thinking and news. Get in touch if there’s something you’d like to discuss.

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  • Coronavirus update for customers

    We want to keep you informed about what we are doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Compostable vs Biodegradable vs Recycled

    Compostable vs bio-degradable vs recycled - what is the difference? Is one more environmentally friendly than the other? We are here to help this Waste Wednesday as we navigate the complicated world of disposables.

  • Christmas – The Most Wasteful Time of the Year

    Christmas is fast approaching; think Christmas trees, Christmas carols and plenty of mince pies. But Christmas does have a darker side; wasted food, unnecessary packaging and unwanted gifts all bring with them major environmental tolls.

  • Bristol BioResources and Renewable Energy Park interview

    We stepped out of the office and into the BFWRF to speak with Tom Phelps, food waste treatment plant manager, to learn more about the daily activities that take place at this exciting hub!

  • The Pros and Cons of Carbon Offsetting

    You are probably aware of the basic principles of carbon offset schemes and their many critiques. But this Waste Wednesday we are here to delve deeper into the topic and help you to determine whether carbon offsetting can play a part in meeting your own personal environmental targets.

  • Bulb Energy

    A couple of weeks ago, a few members from the Bulb team stopped by our Bristol Bioresources and Renewable Energy Park for a full day of site tours, filming and photography.

  • Fast Fashion and Its Impacts

    An average British person today buys 60% more clothes than someone did 15 years ago – and keeps these clothes for only half the period of time.

  • Can a Vegan Diet Save The Planet?

    Can switching to a vegan diet save the planet? Studies have been numerous, but results at times conflicting, as to the effectiveness of this dietary switch on combatting climate change.

  • Deforestation

    Paper, medicines, edible plants – these are all items that originate from forests. Indeed, it is far from surprising that 1/3 of all people worldwide rely on forests for their livelihood, and 80% of all terrestrial plants, insects and animals call this ecosystem their home.

  • Food Waste

    In Bristol, the average family wastes £60 worth of food every month. Across the UK, this scales up to seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted annually. If this figure was reduced to zero, the environmental benefit would be the equivalent of removing one in four cars off the road.

Next generation fuel

Biomethane generated by waste can be used as a substitute for natural gas in homes and in vehicles. It's the fuel of the future, but it's here now.