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Lakes’ wins highly commended WCoBM environment award

Lakes, a carbon-neutral company and a leading manufacturer of showering spaces, has won a Highly Commended ‘Caring for the Environment’ award at the annual Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) City & Awards. Presented to sales and marketing director Mike Tattam by WCoBM’s Master Fiona Woolf DBE DL at the …

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Selco lights the way on energy saving

Selco Builders Warehouse has already saved thousands of tonnes of damaging carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere by installing the modern energy-saving LED bulbs in all new store openings over the last 5 years. Selco’s Croydon, Tyseley and Reading branches are the latest ones to be retrofitted with LED lighting, …

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James Burrell secure Chain of Custody for all 10 branches

James Burrell Builders Merchants have announced that they have secured Chain of Custody certification FSC & PEFC for their newest branch that has opened in Rotherham. This means that all 10 of the companies branches across the North East and Yorkshire regions, have now achieved the accreditation. As all branches …

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Superglass’ Vibrant new Glass Wool Product Packaging

  Insulation manufacturer Superglass has revealed vibrant new packaging for its range of glass wool products. The eye-catching, colour-coded new packaging will be hitting the shelves of builders’ merchants from mid-July. Commenting on the change, Bob Dalrymple, head of marketing at Superglass, said: “One look at the new Superglass packs, …

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Resapol supports Royal Marines in Ocean Plastic Battle

The UK’s leading supplier of chemicals for the building industry has lent its support for a team of Royal Marines Commandos in their daring bid to row across the Atlantic. Their support for the row is part of the businesses’ ongoing commitment to sustainability which has seen them reduce the …

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Fantastic plastic bag charity boost from Selco

A builders merchant has reduced the amount of plastic bags it uses by a quarter – and has raised £5,000 for charity in the process. Selco Builders Warehouse, part of the Grafton Group, has seen the number of single-use plastic bags sold across its 66 branches reduce dramatically, from 120,000 …

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New open fronted stacking containers

Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company – has launched a range of open fronted Euro stacking containers designed to simplify retail storage and speed up order picking. With a total value of £153 billion, the UK ecommerce market is by far the largest in Europe.1 Rapid growth in the …

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13 CEMEX UK Sites Record Over 100 Wildlife Species

As part of its dedication to conserving and enhancing biodiversity across all business areas, building materials supplier CEMEX has worked with its employees to complete wildlife surveys at 23 quarries across the UK. The results show 13 sites recorded more than 100 species each, including a wide variety of wildflowers, …

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Howard introduces biodegradable packaging

There is growing public concern over the country’s use of plastic for packaging, with so much of it ending up in landfill. According to UK charity WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme), around 40% of all the plastic consumed in the UK is used in packaging, and this generates …

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New water treatment products good for the environment

The use of the RedProtect© water treatment system from Flamco offers the heating industry the ideal opportunity to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated after use of the chemical, in line with global and local opinion on plastic waste in the environment. Compared to traditional liquid domestic heating chemicals, …

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