Travel and Environment

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The North’s growing polyester problem

New analysis reveals that parents in the North are throwing away 350,000 wearable school uniforms each year, just because they have been outgrown. With the average school uniform consisting of 32 percent polyester, or similar synthetic fibres, that’s the equivalent of 87 tonnes of plastic going to landfill

Calderdale College launches free green and sustainability short courses

To mark World Environment Day on Sunday 5th June, Calderdale College has announced the launch of a range of free sustainability courses. These short courses are available to businesses across all sectors and are aimed at helping employers, employees and apprentices to develop a more environmentally-friendly workplace. The launch follows

Over 9,000 in Yorkshire sign up for UK’s biggest ever plastics investigation

The Big Plastic Count, the UK’s biggest ever investigation into household plastic waste, has started. Over 140,000 are planning to take part across the country, including schools, MPs, community groups, businesses, families and individuals. 9,364 people in Yorkshire and The Humber have signed up, including seven MPs

Canal charity appoints new chair to Yorkshire and North East advisory board

Canal & River Trust, the waterways and wellbeing charity that cares for 316 miles of waterways in Yorkshire and the North East, has appointed Helen Grantham as the new chair of its Regional Advisory Board. The voluntary role, for an initial three-year term, will help the Trust connect people and communities

Global manufacturing business demonstrates commitment to environment

Natural ingredients manufacturer, Stephenson, has appointed its first-ever dedicated sustainability manager. The appointment of Marie Maisonnette in the specially created role further illustrates the Leeds-based business’s ongoing commitment to sustainability in the personal care market. Last year Stephenson launched its first solid shampoo base, Syndopal, a product innovation designed

Bradford chosen for UK’s first green street sustainable high street pilot scheme

Bradford city centre has been chosen as the location for the UK’s first Green Street action research pilot that aims to help small and independent businesses go green. Led by successful Bradford retailer and businesswoman Victoria Robertshaw, with initial funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Grow a sustainable business for free

More businesses are trying to reduce their environmental impact for a variety of reasons, including wanting to make a positive impact on society and helping to secure the future of the planet. However, for many business owners, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. This is where
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