Author Archives: Matt Roper

Separate collections of waste paper, metal, plastic & glass

It is already a legal requirement for waste producers to treat waste in line with the waste hierarchy. Once you’ve considered waste reduction and re-use, you need to ensure that all recyclable materials are recycled where possible to avoid landfill. But as of 1st January 2015, the revised EU Waste Framework Directive 2008 requires that […]

Happy Customer!

We’ve had lots of great feedback from customers about our range of Children’s Playground Equipment – all made from recycled plastics diverted from landfill. Here’s what one customer said today, having just received our very popular Jimmy’s Tractor – so called as it was originally commissioned by Jimmy’s Farm, as seen on TV: “Just to let you know and say […]

National Sustainable Schools Conference 2015

Two of GreenBuying’s team attended last week’s National Sustainable Schools Conference at the University of Bristol’s Student Union Building. We wanted to meet like minded people and to understand how schools should best be engaging with their pupils and other stakeholders to encourage a deeper knowledge of sustainable development. The Conference was organised by SEEd and was […]

Google Street View to map urban air pollution

Google’s digital maps will soon be able to provide detailed information about the pollution levels in urban areas, thanks to a new partnership with US tech start-up Aclima. Yesterday Aclima revealed it has been working with Google Earth Outreach to fit Google’s Street View cars with air quality sensors, enabling the vehicles to measure levels […]

Charity hails new law as a vital step forwards in walking investment

For the first time ever, the Government has laid down in law a commitment to act upon the decline in people walking. National charity Living Streets is celebrating the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy being made into law as a positive step towards walking and calling for this commitment to be matched by the government […]

Our recent visit to Dormer House School

On Wednesday 9th September 2015 visited the winners of our Art Competition- Dormer House School – to deliver their prize, a fantastic personalised eco table.     It was a delight to meet the welcoming staff and friendly pupils. We also gave a presentation about the importance of the 3R’s ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle’ and the journey of […]