Tag Archives: Sustainability

Ibstock goes low with carbon

Ibstock and Earth Friendly Concrete form partnership to support ESG ambitions

Ibstock, the manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, and Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) has entered into a new partnership to create ultra-low carbon concrete products. The partnership will see EFC’s ultra-low carbon, zero cement technology integrated into Ibstock’s diverse portfolio of high-performance building products for the construction industry, including …

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Robert Price pumps up investment in Newport

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Welsh builders merchant Robert Price is opening of a new, state-of-the-art air source heat pump showroom in Newport tomorrow (Wednesday 28th), to help people across Wales make a confident and successful transition to sustainable home heating. Teaming up with heat pump manufacturer, Daikin, the Sustainable Energy Centre is being opened …

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The Pallet LOOP wins BMF Sustainability Award

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The Pallet LOOP is celebrating after winning a top Sustainability Award from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The Pallet LOOP beat off stiff competition from long-established industry players to win the BMF’s 2022 Sustainability Award at the BMF Annual Members Conference and Awards. The 2022 BMF Sustainability Award was presented …

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NBG accelerates talks with suppliers to reduce plastic packaging

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National Buying Group (NBG) is accelerating its talks with suppliers as it steps up efforts to reduce plastic packaging in the construction supply chain, and the potential tax impact on independent merchants. The ongoing dialogue with suppliers follows recent clarification of the obligated parties under the Department for Environment, Food …

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Selco accelerates sustainable fleet push

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As part of its commitment to operate more sustainable transport solutions, Selco Builders Warehouse has been adding cleaner fuel options to its fleet over the last 12 months. The latest development has seen Selco add an electric dropside vehicle, supplied by Guest Truck & Van, to the fleet operating from …

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SuperFOIL Insulation goes carbon positive

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SuperFOIL Insulation’s range of products has gone greener with more recycled materials, less waste, and the company has gone carbon positive. Through switching to UK-based suppliers with a commitment to using more recycled content, the company’s products are now made with 45% recycled material on average. Meanwhile, the company has …

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MKM signs up to CO2nstruct Zero initiative

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MKM is one of the latest businesses to pledge support to the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstruct Zero initiative as a Business Champion. CO2nstruct Zero brings together businesses from across and beyond the construction sector to deliver the change needed to reduce carbon use in construction. It is underpinned by nine …

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CEMEX switches to paperless delivery

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A new move to a paperless delivery system for its UK readymix business will eliminate the need for global building materials supplier CEMEX to print 120,000 readymix delivery dockets annually – saving 13 trees every year. This is the latest of the company’s efforts to enhance the sustainability of its …

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MKM tackles carbon emissions with Solar PV trials

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MKM is taking another step forward in its commitment to tackling carbon emissions after trialling solar PV technology at both its Leeds and Newark branches. Rachel Constable, head of ESG for MKM, said: “As a business, it’s very important that we are ‘doing the right thing’.  For us, this includes …

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Brett Martin reduces carbon footprint with Marlon BioPlus

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Brett Martin is set to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings around the world with a new Polycarbonate glazing product largely based on bio-circular attributed material such as used cooking oil, produced in a ISCC Plus certified mass balanced approach. Called Marlon BioPlus, the new sheet offers a major carbon …

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