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UK - home improvement sector pledges to cut waste and packaging

30/09/2009

Six of the UK's top DIY retailers and brands have signed an historic agreement to reduce packaging and waste to landfill, under a new voluntary industry initiative led by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)....

Sgt Pepper artist backs paint can recycling

02/09/2009

Pop artist Sir Peter Blake is supporting Norfolk County Council's scheme to recycle more used paint cans that the sector hopes will lead the way for the rest of the country....

HSE Produces Guidance On Storing Hazardous Wastes At Household Waste Recycling Centres

12/08/2009

The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance on the storage of hazardous substances, primarily aimed at specialised manufacturing and bulk storage facilities....

Job satisfaction is highest in the voluntary sector

10/08/2009

YouGov poll shows third sector workers are happier than those in the private and public sectors...

Transforming Communities: Dulux Trade Paint launches campaign to help raise tenant satisfaction

30/07/2009

Tenant satisfaction levels are one of the most important key performance indicators (KPIs) used by local authorities (LAs), housing associations (HAs) and registered social landlords (RSLs) to benchmark achievement....

Government pledges support for social enterprises

28/07/2009

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills publishes response to Social Enterprise Summit...

Community RePaint - Essential to Going Green!

14/07/2009

Community RePaint features in a new book called Going Green – The Essential Guide. Out 1st August, the Guide aims to help anyone who wants to do what they can for the planet by leading a ‘greener’ lifestyle....

Launch of British Recycled Paint

10/07/2009

Yorkshire based Low Carbon Products Ltd. has released its 23 colour range of interior emulsion. Using paint collected from household waste recycling centres, each pot of British Recycled Paint contains 90-95% recycled paint....

Oregon Pilots Industry Funded Paint Recycling Programme

02/07/2009

The move toward product stewardship has taken another step forward, as Oregon embarks on a trial paint recycling programme....

New “teardrop” trailers helping to minimise Dulux's environmental impact

27/05/2009

Drivers transporting the company’s paint products in the UK are using new “teardrop” trailers which are helping to minimise the impact on the environment. Eight new curtain-sided trailers are being used by logistics provider TDG - a Dulux supply cha...

Ringo-ing the Changes

19/05/2009

Approximately 15 million metal, 2.5 litre paint tins are sold in the UK each year. Manufacturing these tins requires thousands of tonnes of steel but now Impress UK have redesigned the metal paint can, with the potential of saving 400 tonnes of steel per...

Hilary Benn announces Third Sector task force membership

15/05/2009

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the 16 members of the new Third Sector Task Force on climate change, the environment and sustainable development....

Construction firms say ‘go green’

08/05/2009

In a shrinking market where competition is fierce, new research shows that 95 per cent of the UK’s large construction firms will give preference to subcontractors who can prove their green credentials....

Big Issue Invest launches £10m social enterprise fund

28/04/2009

Fund will invest up to £500,000 in each business...

SEPA supports reuse of waste paints in new regulatory position

10/04/2009

No more watching paint dry for community recyclers, as a new regulatory position from Scotland’s environment watchdog supports the beneficial reuse of waste paints....

WRAP welcomes move to create single organisation for resource efficiency

27/03/2009

WRAP today welcomed the Government decision that WRAP will lead the development of a single point of contact for advice and support services on resource efficiency....

It's true: volunteering boosts job prospects

27/03/2009

By Sarah Townsend, Third Sector, 24 March 2009 CSV research finding coincides with new recruitment campaign...

Online Assistance To Beat Economic Blues

18/03/2009

A new website has been launched to help third sector groups overcome the recession....

WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill agreement crosses the border as first Scottish council signs up

17/03/2009

Fife Council has announced today it will be the first council in Scotland to sign up to WRAP’s (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Halving Waste to Landfill commitment. Fife Council will join Laing O’Rourke and Hamilton Waste Recycling Ltd to bring t...

Building A Modern Future For Third Sector

16/03/2009

A key strand of the Government’s £42.5 million recession package for the third sector will open to applications next month....

Acevo offers recession help online

06/03/2009

By Paul Jump, Third Sector Online, 5 March 2009 Free microsite covers finance, management and career development....

Volunteering 'can rehabilitate offenders'

04/03/2009

By Sarah Townsend, Third Sector, 4 March 2009 Neuberger report calls for coordinated effort across the criminal justice system More offenders should be able to volunteer within the criminal justice system as part of their rehabilitation, a report b...

Retailers exceed carrier bag reduction target

26/02/2009

Dr Liz Goodwin, WRAP CEO said: “Consumers deserve congratulations for these results as they clearly show we are moving away from using bags once to re-using bags often. They are also a credit to retailers who have worked hard to find innovative ways ...

REalliance Events Programme

16/01/2009

More information is available online, to book your place at any of these events visit www.re-alliance.org.uk . These events are only open to third sector organisations and are free of charge. A fully refundable deposit of £50 per person will be requir...

Dulux confirm their commitment as sponsors

01/01/2009

Dulux, a key sponsor of Community RePaint since 1993, has confirmed its commitment to the programme by agreeing further funding for network support through Resource Futures over 3 years (2008-2010). This is great news and means we can spend less time appl...