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Costa Coffee's Recycling Revolution

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:02:46 Europe/London

Costa coffee is set to become the first coffee chain in the UK to pledge it will recycle the same amount of disposable cups as it sells with the aim to stop the huge number already ending up in landfill which is currently around 500 million.  The company director is hoping that doing this will dispel the myth about coffee cups not being reyclable.

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Posted in Green Champions By Michelle

Virgin Trains Collaborate with a Prison to Recycle Old Uniforms

Thursday, 1 March 2018 10:38:00 Europe/London

Inmates at HMP Northumberland are set to take part in a scheme to turn old Virgin Trains uniforms into textiles, with the aim to reduce offending rates by preparing prisoners for life after prison and to support a local homeless charity by donating the then upcycled clothing. 

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Posted in Green Champions By Adam

Green Champions - McDonalds

Friday, 12 May 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London

McDonalds' golden arches are iconic around the world and serve billions of customers each year, so there is no surprise that along with cigarette butts fast food wrappers contribute to a vast amount of litter, McDonalds have recognised the problem and strive to help anywhere they can, for example they complete a litter pick daily around their area as well as join in and organise community clean up events.

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Green Champions - Arriva

Friday, 5 May 2017 13:01:00 Europe/London

Arriva is one of the largest providers of public transport in Europe who employ more than 60,000 people and provide services to over 2.2 billion passengers per year.  With this amount of travel, the need to help protect the environment is more important than before, Arriva now operate electric buses and gas powered buses running from 100% bio-gas.

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Green Champions - Hilton

Friday, 28 April 2017 09:59:08 Europe/London

The Hilton Hotel chain is now one of the world's biggest and most recognisable brands in the hotel world, with one of their values focuses on the environment, they have reduced their carbon footprint and joined with WWF to help reduce food waste and support sustainable seafood, but this is just one of their ideas in action among many others.

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Green Champions - Nissan

Friday, 21 April 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London

Car manufactureres Nissan are this weeks Green Champions, Nissan have the belief that people, vehicles and nature can co-exist in the modern world if the correct adaptations are made.  Japan's ministry of the environment endorsed Nissan as an Eco-First company in their efforts to reduce emmissions.  

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Green Champions - Asda

Monday, 10 April 2017 09:54:20 Europe/London

The supermarket sector is a very competitive market when it comes to sales, but sustainability is where supermarkets like to excel.  Asda, who are one of the largest in the UK have set some pretty high targets for themselves including the creation of zero waste.  With their scheme, since 2005 Asda have managed to to reduce their energy use by 33% and their newer stores by 45%.

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Posted in Green Champions By Sam

Green Champions - Manchester United

Friday, 24 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

Manchester are one of the biggest football clubs in the world but they are more than just that, in 2000 they started an environmental journey to help them become more sustainable, for example rainwater which is collected is used to irrigate the pitch and any food waste is sent to be composted. 

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Green Champions - Nike

Friday, 17 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London

Nike has worked for 15 years to track and minimise the environmental impact of its operations, with changing and scarce resources, Nike have started to tackle the issue of sustainable materials.  Nike has focused on trying to reduce waste and try to reuse as much as they can, by 2020 they aim to have a zero waste to landfill policy in place.  

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Green Champions - 02

Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

When you think of 02, you think of just another mobile phone company which helps with the increasing e-waste, but you could be no wrong, 02 were the first company to launch an eco rating with their mobile phones and have been working with a sustainability advisor since 2008.  02 have since helped 12 million customers change their behaviour and saved natural resources along the way, they are this weeks Green Champions

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

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