August 2015

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Lyreco Eco Day

 

In partnership with NWUPC Ltd, Lyreco UK Ltd, our sole supplier for Office Supplies, ran an Eco Event for members at their National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Telford on 3rd June 2015.  As three times winner of the British Office Supplies (BOSS) Industry Environmental Award, Lyreco is a celebrated leader in sustainable practice with three guiding principles upon which their strategy is built; economic success, environmental protection and social responsibility.

 

Their “Eco-Future” Sustainability Strategy has ambitious objectives which have been part of a journey that began in 2012 with goals to be met by 2017.

 

All NWUPC members were invited to attend the day which began with presentations from our Strategic Account Manager and Manel Roura, Quality, Safety & Sustainability Manager.  Manel gave an interesting presentation which covered the targets, achievements and future plans that are encompassed into the Eco-Future Strategy.

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Total Social Value

 

Total Reuse is a community interest company operating throughout the North West and surrounding areas. As the name suggests, its main purpose is to divert reusable items from landfill by providing collection, sorting and clearance services. Working on the principle that ‘if it’s reused it doesn’t need recycling’ the Green Team offer an alternative to skip hire.

 

Instead of simply ordering a skip, order the Green Team. They will collect the items and take them to our warehouse where they will be sorted, repaired, (if possible), and deconstructed if not. You will still get everything taken away but you will pay less than it would cost you for skip hire and labour filling costs, get a waste transfer note confirming the kilograms diverted and know that you have reduced landfill.

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NWUPC Sustainable Procurement Group on Tour

 

Keele University hosted the NWUPC Sustainability Group on the 16th June 2015. The meeting was held at the Sustainability HUB which is a living example of sustainability in action, with solar PV, solar thermal, ground source heat pumps, biomass heating and rainwater recycling.

 

The building has been designed to be an inspiring place for people of all ages to learn, with resources and outreach activities to help children, homeowners and businesses. The building hosts a wide range of different workshops and events that engage with all sectors of the community, from school children during ‘Really Rubbish Week’ to a ‘Green Christmas Fayre’ and ‘Dig it’ events for members of the public, and engagement with businesses through student project work.

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