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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
Which courier is the ‘greenest’? Which courier is the ‘greenest’?
11/10/2019
As we become more environmentally aware, businesses – such as ours - are starting to look inwards at some of the changes we could make to the things we do on a daily basis. One thing that most, if not all, businesses use a …
Can we ban single use plastics in the office? Follow up staff meeting Can we ban single use plastics in the office? Follow up staff meeting
09/10/2019
As you’ll have read in the initial blog post and watched the accompanying video, Andy put it to us all he would like us to trial a ban on single use plastics to see if we could all, as a team, do more for the environment. …
Is an electric car worth it? Is an electric car worth it?
24/09/2019
We’ve all seen and heard about electric cars and how they are great eco-friendly and green alternatives to driving a petrol or diesel car. But we also seem to be wondering when is the best time to invest in one? Should we …
Should your business buy an electric car? Should your business buy an electric car?
12/09/2019
With the government’s target of 2040 to phase out the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars, and for the majority of cars to be zero emissions by 2050 - questions surrounding electric cars are rifer than ever. In a busine …