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Sheffield law firm shows impressive low carbon footprint

Wake Smith Solicitors in Sheffield has come top in two categories for low carbon emissions in a national environmental survey. The 100-strong firm reported the lowest total carbon emissions and the lowest emissions per employee of the 59 nationwide firms that provided information to the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) 2018 annual

Plastic off the menu at DoubleTree By Hilton York

A York hotel is carrying out a wide-ranging review of its use of plastic in a bid to significantly reduce its reliance of the environmentally harmful product. The audit is being undertaken by members of the DoubleTree By Hilton York’s recently formed Care Committee, who will closely look at each department

York-based UNTHA launches new finance packages to unlock industry growth

North-Yorkshire-based industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has launched a range of new finance packages to help unlock the growth potential of the country’s waste and recycling operators. The flexible finance routes – offered by UNTHA Finance and underwritten by Close Brothers Asset Finance – have been devised to reflect the ever-changing

Leo Group “tackles” thriving Halifax junior football club’s parking woes

A thriving Halifax junior football club’s lack of parking facilities has been successfully “tackled” by a Calderdale environmental company. Boothtown-based Leo Group, along with the help of Leeds-based waste management company Associated Waste Management Ltd, has created a brand-new car park for Beacon Rangers – which plays in the Huddersfield Junior

Ready, shreddy go… Trucks to light up the streets for Children’s Hospital

Each year, Coca Cola brings fizz to the Yuletide festivities by sending its iconic illuminated trucks out on the road. Now a Sheffield company has decided to give its own wagon a sparkling festive makeover. Confidential waste specialists Russell Richardson is aglow with Christmas cheer after adorning its giant shredding truck with

Yorkshire firm helps farmers to save thousands in energy savings

A Yorkshire-based beef farmer has saved more than £40,000 in energy bills since installing a unique solar system to power his farm. With the assistance of, Leeds-based off-grid energy solutions firm, Xerogrid, farmer David Brown has reduced his energy bills by 80 per cent and will no longer owe monthly costs

Data centre equipment specialist opts to bale with Riverside

Techbuyer – a global leader in the purchase, refurbishment and sale of IT equipment – has recently invested in a waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery, in an effort to continually reduce the amount of waste material it sends to landfill. The RWM500 mill size machine supplied by the Boroughbridge-based provider

Yorkshire recycling stalwart retires from industry

Chris Oldfield, chairman of waste shredding specialist UNTHA UK, has announced his retirement from the recycling industry following a career spanning almost 50 years. He now fully hands over the reins of the Boroughbridge-based company to managing director Marcus Brew. With mechanical engineering, works and industrial management qualifications under his belt, Chris’s

Boroughbridge-based Riverside celebrates 20-year milestone

The past 20 years have been quite a whirlwind for the waste and recycling industry, with recessions, regulations, landfill tax hikes and technological innovations just some of the notable talking points. But the last two decades have also seen the growth of baler specialist Riverside Waste Machinery. The company – originally founded by

Yorkshire Air Ambulance sign new five-year recycling deal with BIU Group

Bagging up the stuff Yorkshire folk no longer need has raised more than £2.5m for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  And, donations from unwanted shoes, clothes and household textiles will continue to generate funds for the rapid response emergency charity after it signed a new five-year deal with its recycling partner, the BIU

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