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Temperature controlled storage and distribution company Cold Move has installed what it claims is the North of England’s largest solar energy project. The scheme forms part of the company’s long-term goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 25% by 2020 and it is anticipated the photovoltaic system will help reduce carbon emissions by 108,658 tonnes a year and generate 199,740 kWh of electricity annually. The 250kWp system covers almost half of the company’s warehouse roof at their Warrington site.

Councils and waste contractors who look to supplement their existing food waste collection schemes with volumes from small catering and food service outlets could be sitting on a lucrative new business model.  Edie.net reports that The SME hospitality sector remains an untapped market for organic waste collections, with very low take-up in this field.

You can find a review of the “10 Most Impressive College Farmers Markets” in the USA here http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/05/30/10-most-impressive-college-farmers-markets/small and medium sized enterprises are not prepared to pay extra for separating out their food waste.  However, Edie reports that WRAP is currently examining the feasibility of co-collection models based around food and glass – these being the two chief waste streams from hospitality operations – and reckons there are rich pickings here for certain waste collection schemes.

Spot fines for overfilling or putting bins out for collection at the wrong time been significantly reduced under new laws which came into effect today on May 30th  The new rules issued by Defra – which are intended to be an interim measure – mean that fixed penalties will be reduced from a maximum of £110 to as little as £40

High street fashion chain New Look is set to install energy efficient LED lighting in 600 stores across the UK as it looks to reduce energy consumption and cut costs.

Drain Center has seen sales of its rainwater harvesting kits rocket by 40% compared to last year, as a result of UK drought. But as summer approaches …. and festivals set up, its raining now! Fingers crossed for GLADE, LOVE BOX,  BEACH BREAK LIVE, BIG SESSION and the BEVERLEY FOLK FESTY this weekend.

Hot news, PIG IGNERENTS have been confirmed for the Vive Le Rock stage at Guilfest on Sunday July 15th. Amazing.

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