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Environmental and Sustainability

04/10/2021

Our Journey to Carbon Neutrality (and why litter picking forms part of this).

When Intelligent Facility Solutions’ founder, Andrew Cameron, founded the business back in 2012, he liked the fact that the products it specialised in, namely hand dryers, saved people lots of money, eliminated paper towel waste, and stopped trees from being chopped down. We wanted to live and breathe our environmental ethos… While we were delivering environmental benefits to our customers, we also believed it was important to put our money where our mouths were, so to speak. So we made incremental changes within our business, like agreeing with the team... Read More

10/09/2021

Recycling Centres in Sheffield – Search Tool

Find locations in Sheffield that will recycle everything from standard plastic bottles to mascara wands using the search tool below Intelligent Facility Solutions are obsessed with reducing waste, whether its our passion for selling hand dryers that eliminate paper towel and packaging waste, our sensor taps that prevent water waste or our bamboo toilet paper that saves trees by using a faster growing, more renewable resource. The cornerstone of sustainability is REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. We are clear that RECYLE is very much the last resort but it does make... Read More

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5 Reasons To Buy From The Energy Technology List (ETL)

Buying new energy efficient equipment? Helping deliver resource, energy and financial savings – improving cash flow as well! Manufacturers or suppliers with products that qualify for the Energy Technology List (ETL) are able to demonstrate that they provide energy efficient equipment. Intelligent Hand Dryers (Intelligent Facility Solutions) are proud to have a product listing on The Energy Technology List, a government list of energy saving products used by businesses. With nearly 17,000 listed products the ETL is one of the world’s largest databases of top performing energy saving products. Businesses... Read More

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The environmental impact of bamboo toilet roll – Bamboo Bobbi

 23/11/2020 Bamboo Bobbi was created by Intelligent Facility Solutions. The core mission is to allow as many businesses and households the chance to choose ethical products, by making them as affordable as possible, whilst still maintaining the high quality and good value. We’ve kept our products really simple. No unnecessary fancy wrapping or packaging like your other brands. This only adds weight, and uses additional resources like water, bleach and inks. Plus, it just increases costs for customers! The independent report produced by Steve Shelley aimed to find out whether bamboo toilet... Read More

eco-friendly during COVID-19 27/08/2020

How to be eco-friendly during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a lot of things up in the air, but one positive that seems to have come out of it is its subsequent effect on the environment. Specifically, on global CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. Lockdowns, closed workplaces, and the lack of travel have caused global emissions to fall by 4.6%. This is one of the biggest declines in global emissions since the second World War. There was also a decrease of 3.8% in fine particle pollution, and 2.9% in sulphur dioxide (can lead to respiratory issues) and... Read More

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Are bamboo toilet paper and hand towels the more environmentally friendly options?

There is still a misperception amongst many that the toilet rolls and paper towels we use at home and in public restrooms are environmentally friendly. They come from sustainable forests and are biodegradable right? Well, not really. The reality across the world is that we are consuming faster than we produce and the process of turning a tree from ‘a sustainable forest’ into a toilet roll or hand towel is far from sustainable. Do you know about Bamboo Bobbi, our new bamboo toilet paper? Be sure to read about it, and the... Read More

Plastic pollution facts for kids

Plastic is everywhere. Most of our food and drink are wrapped up in it, it’s 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. Here at Intelligent our mission supply hand dryers to schools and other products than help to reduce waste. Using hand dryers in schools reduces plastic packaging and plastic bin liner waste, not to mention saves thousands of trees! Plastic has become a really big... Read More

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Can you ban single use plastics in the office? We did!

 Updated 08/02/2022 In 2019 Intelligent Facility Solutions were featured throughout the national press, including the Sun, Mirror, Times and Telegraph. The founder, Andy Cameron did numerous high profile media appearances including Adrian Chiles on Radio 5 live and the issue was discussed on The Wright Stuff, Holly and Phil and on Good Morning Britain. Why? Intelligent Facility Solutions were the first company in the UK, maybe the world to consult with staff over the potential ban of single-use plastics in the workplace. The ban, if accepted after a period of... Read More

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Recycling plastics in Sheffield – what can we actually recycle?

One of the most common questions asked regarding plastics is what can we actually put in our recycle bins? We as a nation seem to be unclear on what plastics are recyclable and which are not. But who can blame us? When it comes to recycling plastics, the information available is limited at best, and the information we are provided with is unclear, confusing, and entirely dependent on where you live. Live in Sheffield and don’t know what or where to recycle your rubbish? We’ve got you covered with this... Read More

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Water saving calculators – how much water does your household use?

 05/08/2019 There are a number of calculators available to help you work out how much water you are using, this blog post will highlight one of the main ones we have come across and how to use it. The need to work out how much water you use is highlighted in the blog post “Why is saving water important?” Save water, save money have developed aqKWa Savings Engine™ to help water companies help customers see how much water they are using. The software is made to help you save water, energy and money.  It... Read More