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Why you need a green team

Why you need a green team

24/09/2018

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

Good to Go – encourage customers to take uneaten food home

12/09/2018

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

Sustainable waste management for farmers

20/08/2018

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

River engineering - follow the rules to avoid a fixed monetary penalty

24/07/2018

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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Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm

13/07/2018

This is an organisation of hospitals, healthcare systems, professionals, local authorities, research and academic institutions and environmental health organisations. Health Care Without Harm works to transform healthcare worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint.
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How to manage surface water drainage

How to manage surface water drainage

28/06/2018

The prevention of surface water and groundwater pollution from construction sites is one of the biggest issues facing construction companies nowadays. Effective surface water drainage systems are becoming increasingly vital and can help construction companies better manage their projects, while avoiding fines and damage to the environment.
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Environmental News Blog

  • My Year at NetRegs, A reflection on my time as an intern with the NetRegs team at SEPA. An overview of all the activities and projects I had the opportunity to participate in during my Bright Green Environmental Placement.

  • A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.

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