Sparkly paper

2 December 2021

As we approach Christmas, the office recycling bin will soon be full of sparkly gift wrap. Is it true that we shouldn’t recycle it?

Single-use plastic ban

19 November 2021

Is it true that disposable plastic plates, cups and cutlery will soon be banned in the UK?

Sick building syndrome

11 November 2021

A small group of employees believe that they are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome and they want us to take steps to address the issue. First, how can we be sure that it is not just hay fever or a similar allergy and, second, what changes can we make to improve the workplace environment?

Scope 3 emissions

9 November 2021

What are Scope 3 emissions, and what responsibilities do small businesses have to report and reduce them?

Sludge

25 October 2021

Is it really a good idea to use anaerobic digestate and other biowastes as fertilisers? What safeguards are in place to protect human and animal health from the hazardous chemicals that are sometimes found in waste?

Provision of fire information

20 October 2021

I am aware that under fire safety legislation we must provide employees with comprehensible and relevant information on fire risks and associated risk control measures. What’s the best means of meeting this requirement?

Combined sewer overflow

11 October 2021

Why are water companies still allowed to discharge untreated sewage into our rivers and coastal waters?

Plastic Packaging Tax

27 September 2021

I’m concerned that my business will be liable for the new plastic tax, as we use a lot of plastic packaging. What can I do to prepare for this and in particular, how can I find out whether the plastic we use contains any recycled material?

Blockchain

21 September 2021

What is blockchain and how is it relevant to sustainability?