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Bonfires - What you need to know

Bonfires - What you need to know


Burning waste is usually an environmentally poor waste management option. However, when it comes to bonfire night there are no laws about having a bonfire in your garden, but there are laws for the nuisance and pollution it could cause.
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Sustainable farming practices


To promote sustainable farming practices, a new funding scheme has been announced under Scotland’s Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme for 2019. The aims of the scheme are to promote land management practices that protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage.
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Why you need a green team


When it comes to sustainability in your office, small changes can make a big difference. However, encouraging buy-in from your employees can sometimes prove difficult. Setting up a green team will help to make the switch to sustainability much more seamless.
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Good to Go – encourage customers to take uneaten food home


Every year 53,500 tonnes of food is wasted from restaurants in Scotland, estimated at around £64 million. With around 34% of this being the good food left by the customer at the end of a meal, ‘plate waste’.
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Sustainable waste management for farmers


As a farmer, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that you produce, store, transport and dispose of controlled waste without harming the environment (it is inevitable that all farm businesses produce waste and most types of business waste are classed as controlled).
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River engineering - follow the rules to avoid a fixed monetary penalty


In Scotland, anyone planning to carry out engineering works in or near rivers and lochs must make sure the appropriate authorisations are in place with SEPA before work begins. Once authorised it’s important that the rules and licence conditions are followed to avoid a fixed monetary penalty (FMP).
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