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Natural Wood Outdoor Benches

Natural, sustainable wooden benches for sale or hire. A local Dorset farmer is helping support his farm income by diversifying into the events market. Seating is a vital part of any event, but it can be costly to set up and extremely difficult to store. Simon Meaden, of Myncen Farm, Blandford Forum has solved both issues in one...

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May – Mobile Phone Recycle Month

  Do you have any unwanted mobile phones?  If so, could you donate them to local good causes?  Throughout May Ideas2Action has organised with the Poole Library Service for you to drop off any unwanted phones at any Poole Library http://www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/your-libraries/ using their self-service...

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Good Use For Unwanted Keys

Help homeless people with your unwanted keys Do you have any unwanted keys lying around your office or home?  If so, you could be helping charity Routes to Roots who work with homeless people in Poole.  Take any unwanted keys to the office of Carter Shaw, 446 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole BH14 0AD.  They will sell the keys and...

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Ideas2Action Finalists in Recycling Awards

Ideas2Action is a Finalist Ideas2Action is thrilled to announce that they are a finalist in the Award: Public and Third Category. Winners will be chosen after presentations to the judges in May and will be announced at the Awards Evening on 6 July in the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.     Help homeless people with your unwanted...

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The Big Green Event 2016 Update

Quadrant2Design of Poole in Dorset has been chosen to provide The Big Green Event with a total eco stand build for the inaugural 2016 showcase. Quadrant is the only UK provider of the Swiss Manufactured Prestige range, a method of simple yet highly effective stand concepts which are used around the globe. Anita Potten of The Big...

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Editor to Speak at Business Conference in Malaysia

Our Green Business Dorset Editor, Lynda Daniels, has been asked to attend the 20th Asian Forum for Business Education (AFBE 2016) in Malaysia to share information on running a green business. With a 45 minute slot on December 6th 2016, the conference is to take place at the University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) 6-7...

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Business Beach Clean Award

Why not join in for some team bonding, putting something into the community and for a good PR opportunity Good luck. New award open to local businesses for helping to keep our local beaches and sea clean Litter Free Coast and Sea community project has developed a fantastic new and free award for local businesses who make simple...

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Vehicle Puncture Protection in Dorset

If you could prevent your vehicle/s from getting a puncture for just £50/vehicle, would you? We realise that Puncturesafe is new to Dorset, but with over 18 years of successful installations worldwide including Royal Mail, the NHS and Police, you can be assured that our product does exactly what it says on the tin! So, for a...

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Green Party Renewable Energy Report

A Study of the UK Government’s recent performance Key purpose of report… Molly Scott Cato, the south West’s first Green Party MEP,  commissioned a report by Green Peninsula which looks in detail at the government’s energy policy developments since the Conservative majority was elected in May 2015. This is a summary...

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Recycle your Wine Corks Dorset

If you have a restaurant or hotel, or planning any celebrations this year, please don’t dump your wine and champagne corks. The Dorset Scrapstore http://dorsetscrapstore.org.uk/ in Bournemouth is running low and they’d love to receive some more. They can be dropped off at the Scrapstore, The Factory, 107a Haviland Road,...

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After Paris – How do we make Dorset Fossil Free?

Saturday 13th  February 2016 – 10.00am at the Spire, Poole. Questions…  info@zcd.org.uk So, what did happen during the Paris climate talks? How can we keep Fracking from Dorset? Is it possible to build a successful Fossil Free Divest Movement across the county? How can campaign, faith, political, union and community...

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Boost for Poole Solar Energy Statistics

Keeping Brittany Ferries Energy Afloat with new Solar Panel system Good Property Services in Poole is pleased to have installed a 20 kilowatt solar panel system at the Brittany Ferries facility in Poole, Dorset. The company is now the proud owner of a SolarWorld energy generating panel system, distributed across five...

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Climate Change Agreement

Paris Agreement – A moment in time or just hot air? By Tom Old from Clean Energy UK  Tom attended the Climate Change Conference in Paris, getting in front of some influential people and attending many thought provoking and interesting talks.   The agreement has gaps, compromises and shortfalls. Some of the key points are...

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Circular Manufacturing real possibility

Article by Rob van den Heuvel The significant new business opportunities offered by a circular economics can be best realized by developing three key approaches: shifting from asset owning models to service based ones, utilizing the Internet of Things technology to track products and materials, developing strong Take Back...

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Conference a BIG Success

Our Energy and Environmental Management Conference closed its doors after an enthusiastic turnout of delegates and an excellent speaker programme.  Green Business Dorset would like to thank everyone who took part in the day and we look forward to our 2016 programme. “I enjoyed the event and will definitely attend again...

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Sustainable Travel Network

Shortage of parking spaces, ISO 14001, environmental management strategy and encouraging staff fitness are just some of the reasons businesses are engaging with the Sustainable Travel Network. A Bournemouth and Poole initiative it is rolling out across Dorset with several businesses already becoming members. Awards for...

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Charity Paper Bank Scheme

Don’t ditch your old brochures – donate them!  Now that’s a great idea. A lot of companies throw out catalogues and brochures to make room for new publicity material. I wonder how many trees we throw away every year, just because a number has changed.  Also, think about those out of date brochures throughout the...

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Recycle and Help Local Charities

I always find it so interesting and rewarding that what one person considers to be rubbish is for someone else just what they are looking for. With the Dorset Charities that I have met through my work on the magazine, they are incredibly creative in the ways they raise valuable money to help their cause. And boy, what fantastic...

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We want your old Roll Up Banners

Are you like so many companies and organisations that still have their outdated roll up/roll down banners taking up valuable floor or cupboard space? We know where you are coming from, they do seem almost too valuable to simply dispose of – even though you have no more use for them. Well, help is at hand. As long as the...

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Lush: Dorset’s Environmental Success Story

The Lush Create Earth Care Team Invited Green Business Dorset to meet the newly formed Lush Earth Care team to learn more about their initiative to create a dedicated management team for sustainable campaigns, new legislation and technology. Here I talk to the Earth Care Team, Suzy Hill and Jack Gale, about everything from...

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Why consider ISO 14001?

Why consider ISO 14001 for your business? By Green Business Dorset Expert Anne Delaney of RDA Consultancy Implementing ISO9001 (the Quality Management System Standard) has been high on the agenda for many successful businesses for a number of years. In recent years the same is now true for ISO14001. How many times have you been...

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Motabitz Reduce Retail Lighting Costs

Editor’s update…(See actual first energy bill report since this interview, below in red). Interview with Glenn Mason of Motabitz by Lynda Daniels, Editor of Green Business Dorset. Whilst waiting for my meeting with Managing Director, Glenn Mason of Motabitz at their Head Office and Ringwood Road, Ferndown showroom, I...

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RAC help to calculate CO2 Emissions

Companies looking to record the CO2 emissions can do so using the RAC Route Planner, either as part of their journey planning or as a way of data collection afterwards. When you request your route you will find your CO2 calculations in the form of small, medium or large vehicle at the foot of the destination planner. Of course using...

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Manufacturer expects 50% Cost Reduction in Waste

  Peter Carter, Health & Safety and Environmental Manager at Aeronautical and General Instruments – AGI Limited   Shares information on their latest environmental management and cost saving project…     “Yesterday we had two machines installed which will reduce the volume of waste we...

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Green Speaker Service a HIT!

Green Business Dorset is delighted to report that since the launch of its Green Speaker and Workshop Service just a few months ago, there has been a fantastic take up from networking groups, green organisations, NHS Trusts and more. To book an informative and interesting speaker, or workshop, that will help your business or other...

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Running a Green Hotel

Running a green hotel – There are so many ideas that can be incorporated towards a greener product for your guest. Best practice for your company and cost savings as a valuable bi-product of your efforts. Each one is worth looking at and building into your strategy going forward. Lighting Lighting is big in the world of...

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Adopt a zero waste culture

Adopt a zero waste culture for your organisation. Do you have unwanted items gathering dust or taking up valuable space at your organisation? Is there a way that a waste strategy can also help with team bonding within your organisation. Here we investigate…. Your unwanted item may very likely be on someone else’s...

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Sainsbury’s use Refrigeration for Heat

Sainsbury’s use refrigeration for heat. Sainsbury’s at Wallisdown in Dorset has installed a product which enables the recycling of heat from their refrigeration systems to their heating system. A company called Geoscart is working with both Sainsbury’s and British Gas to provide ground-source heating across a number of...

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Environment Agency Launch Approaches to ESOS Audits

In response to DECCs new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme – ESOS, which is compulsary for those companies with 250 staff upwards – or a turnover of 50M Euros and more, the Environment Agency has brought out a 43 page guide. Click here for Guide With a December deadline just months away, a recent statistic shows 73% of...

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Book a Green Speaker

Green Business Dorset has a host of speakers available to present at your event on many of the subjects that feature Environmental Management: Environmental Management ISO 14001 ESOS Reducing Energy Costs BREEM Code of Sustainable Homes Low Energy Lighting Solutions Obtaining highly detailed energy information (where, when and how...

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ISO 14001, ESOS Workshops & Environmental Management Courses Launch

Dorset’s Green Business Dorset has launched a series of educational workshops to help Dorset businesses with ISO 14001, ESOS – the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme with a deadline of December 2015 for business of over 250 employees or a turnover of £39M or balance sheet £33M- as well as one and three day courses on general...

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Brittany Ferries Environmental Policy Fully Afloat

As editor of Green Business Dorset I invited myself along to Brittany Ferries’ facility in Poole for a meeting with Sarah Newbury, UK Freight Accounts Supervisor and Keith Baker in charge of Maintenance at the Poole Brittany Ferries site, to discuss just some of the ways in which they are putting their environmental management...

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Medical Centre cuts Electricity by £900 per annum

The Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor on the South Coast of the Isle of Wight is now home to the latest solar installation on the island by Good Property Services from Dorset – based on the mainland. Situated in a semi-rural location, Ventnor Medical Centre has been firmly established in the community since 1990. Well-equipped...

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RNLI – Charity Begins with the Planet

Green Business Dorset Editor reads up on what one of Dorset’s leading charities is doing to tackle their Environmental Management obligations… At the RNLI we are striving to implement innovative, efficient and sustainable ways to manage our environmental impact, minimise our carbon footprint and reduce costs. In this way...

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CIBE ESOS Lead Assessor Service

  Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) for the Construction Industry Dorset’s Thermal Acoustics Solutions in Christchurch, Dorset now offer a CIBSE accredited Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme lead assessor service.         If your company has over 250 staff, or has a balance sheet in excess of...

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Leaking Compressed Air?

Air and Gas Leaks cost manufacturing businesses a huge amount every year Leaks from compressed air or gas systems are invisible and clearly waste resources, which will impact heavily on your running costs and therefore your profits. Compressed Air Survey A compressed Air Survey uses sensitive sound equipment to identify leak...

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BH Small Scale Recycling Made Easy

If your business has a BH postcode then you are in luck. Commercial Recycling in Dorset has launched a dedicated online hub for its popular Easy Bag service www.easy-bag.co.uk which offers simple to find local stockists, which have increased in numbers, as well as online ordering to make like as easy as possible for local...

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Dorset LED Catalogue

LED lighting specialist, Led-Zip Lighting in Northbourne, Dorset has launched their latest product brochure with  updates on the previous one. The range changes all the time and, in order to be green the company prefers to offer a digital version rather than keep printing new versions. Manufactured in Dorset, UK or...

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Electricity Bill:What’s yours telling you?

The price you will pay for not taking time to understand your electricity bill may be a tough lesson to learn, says Green Business Dorset expert Tony Fisher of SwitchedonSavings. The devil is in the detail, he says, and it’s vital to understand the information presented to you. Understandably, due to the stresses of running a...

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UK Electric Bike Sales Double in 2015

To learn even more and to request your FREE ‘Essential guide to electric bikes’ contact the UK’s leading supplier, FreeGo Electric Bikes, on 0800 077 8711 or visit www.freegoelectricbikes.com In a rapidly evolving world of technology, the electric bike, also known as a pedelec (pedal electric cycle), has definitely gone under...

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Free Cycle Parking for Bournemouth Businesses

Free Cycle Parking is available to all Bournemouth small businesses, landlords and non-profit organisations. A total of 50 free Cycle Stands are available for small businesses, community groups, non-profit organisations and landlords in Bournemouth to install on their premises’ for free, thanks to funding from Bournemouth Borough...

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Waste Minimisation Group Celebrate 20 Years

Our editor was delighted to join the South Wessex Waste Minimisation Group today for their 20 year celebrations. 20 years is quite a milestone for the longevity of any group and Tessa Bowering of the Environment Agency, together with her steering group has been able to do just that. The event had some amazing speakers, including...

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IEMA Support The Big Green Event 2016

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment IEMA will provide an important keynote speech at The Big Green Event Exhibition. The Institute  formed an alliance of environment and sustainability professionals that believe there is a practical way to a bright future for everyone, and that their profession has a...

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EXPO 2016 – Registration is Open

At last – The Business Case for Environmental Management. Whether your organisation already follows a strategy, or you are hoping to adopt one, or are skeptical as to how it can have a positive impact on your organisation. This event has been designed to demonstrate how a simple shift in mindset can improve processes,...

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New OFGEM P272 Regulation

With energy being in the top three costs for most organisations, our utilities expert Tony Fisher from Commercial Energy Broker SwitchedonSavings, makes sure he stays in touch with valuable updates on the electricity and gas industry. The latest being the new Ofgem regulation – P272 that came into force from November...

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