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Ready for Recycle Week?

22 September 2017

Recycle Week 2017 runs from 25 September to 1 October. Local authorities, retailers, brands and schools have the opportunity to use Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) eye-catching free resources to bring home the message “Recycling — It’s worth it”.Caroline Hand reports.

World Green Building Week 2017

22 September 2017

The week of 25 September to 1 October promises to be a busy time for sustainability campaigners, finds Caroline Hand.

The dirty truth — how to combat germs in the office

19 September 2017

Summer is now over and we are officially into autumn which means the perennial office cold is about to rear its ugly head. Laura King investigates how good office hygiene can stop germs spreading and what facilities and health and safety managers can do to help.

Megatrends — using environmental management to future-proof your business

19 September 2017

Businesses need to adapt to a future in which climate change is less predictable, natural resources are less available and the price of energy and materials become more volatile. In this article, John Barwise reviews new guidance, published by IEMA, that explains how the revised environmental management system, ISO 14001 can help businesses identify environmental megatrends and future-proof their activities and operations against potential risks.

At risk of a warm room: gas safety

18 September 2017

Gas safety is always a priority. However, during Gas Safety Week 2017 from 18 to 24 September there will be an even stronger emphasis on good practice not only in the workplace, but when employees join their families in safe homes.

Achieving good indoor air quality

12 September 2017

Mike Sopp looks at the findings of the latest survey into the impacts of poor indoor air quality, the relevant legal requirements and best practice with regard to improving it.

On track: avoiding distractions on the road

5 September 2017

With a significant number of accidents involving someone who is driving as part of their work, distraction is a serious consideration for company drivers. Laura King considers how to improve road safety by reducing driver distraction.

Millennials: an environmental force to be reckoned with?

29 August 2017

We hear a lot about millennials. Often perceived as demanding and fickle, they are reportedly having a big impact on how organisations operate, not least by expecting better when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR). But do millennials really care about the environment? Laura King investigates.

Wallcovering matters

28 August 2017

Dave Howell examines how the wallcoverings that facilities managers (FMs) specify across their estates can now do much more than offer an aesthetic addition to a space.

Fire safety audits

23 August 2017

Mike Sopp examines the importance of developing and implementing an appropriate auditing process.


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