environment

Hanson opens its Condover quarry for biodiversity competition
02 Aug 2021
Hanson’s Condover sand and gravel quarry, near Shrewsbury, is among the sites participating in the fifth round of the company’s biodiversity competition, the Quarry Life Award.   The international competition is run every three years by Hanson’s parent company HeidelbergCement to raise the understanding of the biodiversity value of quarrying sites during and after extraction and share new best...
Base Architecture's Managing Director Harry Reece plants the first trees in support of its new Base Cares policy
09 Feb 2021
A firm of Shropshire architects has designed a plan for growth in 2021, unveiling a new environmental pledge to celebrate a 93 per cent success rate for planning approvals. Base Architecture will plant a tree for every new project it is appointed to as part of its overarching commitment to sustainability after signing up to The World Land Trust. The tree planting project is part of the firm’s new...
Julian Kirkahm from SWG Construction explains the company's committment to meet new eco laws
03 Dec 2020
A Shropshire company is leading the way to ensure buildings across the UK meet tight new regulations on energy before a new law comes into force. SWG Group, based in Shrewsbury, has launched a huge programme to help scale up infrastructure and refit buildings in pursuit of net zero emissions by 2050. Julian Kirkham, Director at SWG, said they are ready to rise to the challenge through their...
25 Sep 2019
A Shropshire company is encouraging people to think about what they can do to help the environment by getting involved in a special event this month (SEPT). Recycle Week 2019 runs from September 23 to 29 with a theme of ‘Recycling: It’s in Our Own Hands’. Organisers say last year Britain woke up to recycling and 2019 is the year we are all taking action. Office supplies firm Chrisbeon, with...
Chrisbeon's Craig and Richard Hughes with a chair made of recycled bottles.
23 Sep 2019
A Shropshire company is encouraging people to think about what they can do to help the environment by getting involved in a special event this month (SEPT). Recycle Week 2019 runs from September 23 to 29 with a theme of ‘Recycling: It’s in Our Own Hands’. Organisers say last year Britain woke up to recycling and 2019 is the year we are all taking action. Office supplies firm Chrisbeon, with...
20 Jun 2018
A Shropshire recycling and resale centre has published its most recent environmental and social impact report, highlighting the organisation’s contribution to the local area over twelve months to the end of April 2018. Reviive specialises in the resale of donated household furniture and electrical goods through its recycling and upcycling centres in Oswestry and Shrewsbury. As a social enterprise...
17 Aug 2017
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a collection of the newest and most mesmerising ocean films to the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday 20 September.   Get up close and personal with the world’s weirdest marine creatures, witness rarely seen footage of the least-explored depths of the planet, and meet the unique characters who dedicate their lives to the sea’s salt spray – all...
12 Jul 2016
Improving the energy efficiency of a home could see its value increase, says a Shropshire businessman. The latest research shows a huge surge in the number of would-be buyers or renters who want to know how environmentally friendly a house is before they sign on the dotted line. And Claus Best, who runs Smart Energy Services in Bayston Hill, is well placed to advise residents how to unlock the...
21 Jul 2015
A Shropshire recycling and resale centre has published its first social impact report, highlighting the organisation’s contribution to the local environment over the last twelve months. Reviive specialises in the resale of donated household furniture and electrical goods through its recycling and upcycling centres in Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Telford and Chester. As a social enterprise or community...
17 Feb 2015
A secure shredding company in Shifnal is encouraging other companies to ‘Go Green’ after adapting it’s running systems to save more trees, energy and water. In the wake of ‘Go Green’ week, which ran from February 9 to 15, family business WN Security Shredding has assessed the way it affects the environment over its 25-year history. The eco-friendly company shreds confidential documents from...
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