Disposing of old phones and technology

17 September 2019

As a Recycle Week challenge, we will be asking employees to search their homes for old mobile phones and bring them in for recycling. How can we overcome people’s tendency to hoard their old tech?

Reviewing legionella assessment

27 August 2019

We had a legionella risk assessment completed two years ago by a competent third party. A safety representative has stated that she wishes this to be reviewed as required by the Approved Code of Practice but our contractor has said this is not necessary. Could you clarify the situation?

Asbestos survey strategy

19 August 2019

I have been asked to develop a strategy for compliance with asbestos legislative requirements across our property portfolio in relation to surveying. Could you outline the approach to developing a strategy and how I can prioritise the necessary actions in a large portfolio?

The environmental impact of printing and copying

12 August 2019

Our office waste audit has revealed the large number of inkjet cartridges that get thrown away every month. I am wary of buying recycled ones as we have tried them in the past and found them to be of inferior quality. Do you have any better suggestions on how to reduce the environmental impact of printing and copying?

Preparing a sustainability report

30 July 2019

I have recently been asked to prepare a short sustainability report for our site. We are an office-based business with limited impacts on the environment. Can you give some basic guidelines to get me started?

Selling surplus energy from solar panels

23 July 2019

We had been thinking of installing solar panels on all our warehouses, and selling any surplus energy back to the grid. Will this still guarantee an income now that the Feed-in Tariff scheme has come to an end?

Disposing of office furniture

11 July 2019

Our office building is being refurbished, with most of the office furniture being replaced. The old furniture is worn and slightly outdated, but most of it is still serviceable. What is the most realistic option for keeping it out of landfill?

Disposal of old smoke detectors

11 July 2019

We are planning to replace all the smoke detectors in our office building. How should we go about disposing of the old ones?