In Conversation With... Jill Turner In Conversation With... Jill Turner
10/12/2019
Jill arrived and was immediately warm and engaging, like bumping into an old friend. On first impression, you may be forgiven for thinking Jill was perhaps a teacher or someone who worked in the third sector.  She was certain …
Every time you throw something away, you’re hurting the planet – here’s why Every time you throw something away, you’re hurting the planet – here’s why
27/11/2019
Which is better - landfill or incineration? We are a nation with a whole lot of rubbish. The latest figures from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs show that, on average, we produce 409kg of waste per pers …
The lifecycle of a coffee cup The lifecycle of a coffee cup
12/11/2019
Takeaway or disposable coffee cups must be one of the most confusing items when it comes to recycling. Can you recycle them or not? Technically yes, they are recyclable. But only 1 in 400 are recycled. This is due to the fact th …
From fireworks to hand dryers - How can you help kids who are scared of loud noises? From fireworks to hand dryers - How can you help kids who are scared of loud noises?
05/11/2019
It's that time of year when we all search for the best firework demonstration and gather in a field to marvel at the splendid array of colours and explosions. It’s also a time that reminds us just how scared young children …
How to reduce plastic waste in the office How to reduce plastic waste in the office
04/11/2019
As some of you may have heard, we had been piloting a single-use plastic ban at Intelligent Facility Solutions headquarters. We recieved quite the attention for it! Our ban was covered by The Times, featured on va …
In Conversation With... Jo Cavalot In Conversation With... Jo Cavalot
30/10/2019
At Intelligent Facility Solutions, we wanted to start a new segment on our blog focusing on local people and businesses who are doing their bit for the environment. We want to shine a spotlight on their vital work and bring a bit …
30 Year Guarantee – A blast from the past? 30 Year Guarantee – A blast from the past?
25/10/2019
One of the major environmental issues we face today is mass industrial production. We now live in a world that churns out so much product, using the planet’s precious and minimal resources, and we are simply inundated and …
Plastic pollution facts for kids Plastic pollution facts for kids
23/10/2019
Plastic is everywhere. Most of our food and drink are wrapped up in it, its in the clothes we wear, and in the devices we use. And it’s now also in the deepest part of the oceans and in the most remote parts of the world. …
Review of the New Dyson Airblade 9KJ Review of the New Dyson Airblade 9KJ
23/10/2019
We are eagerly awaiting the Dyson Airblade 9Kj landing on our door so we can put it to the test. On first inspection of the product specification sheet, the most notable changes are a reduction in the rated power and …
The digital impact on the environment The digital impact on the environment
22/10/2019
It is a common misconception that the digital world doesn’t have a negative impact on our planet, because it’s not a physical entity, right? Well, it actually does. It is estimated that global data centres (which is …