Global Goals: What Are They & How Do We Measure Success?

16th – 23rd September is Global Goals Week. This is an annual celebration of the formation of the sustainable development goals decided by the UN in 2015. These 17 goals aim to change the world for the benefit of everyone, to eradicate poverty hunger and inequality, look after our environment and the animals and plants…

East Midland Coatings achieve a green award

EMC Ltd is awarded a ‘Green stamp’, as environmental measurement company Credibly Green report on the environmental impacts of the businesses operations at the EMC Ltd site in Hinkley, Leicestershire. Showcasing its commitment to the environment, EMC Ltd is making progress towards effective environmental management. If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it. And…

The Cost of a Hurricane – Not Just $$$$.

Hurricane Harvey has washed out Texas and Louisiana. Hurricanes are a fact of life in this region but they are not usually as damaging. Harvey was so devastating for two reasons; firstly it picked up energy off the warmer (than usual) waters in the Gulf of Mexico making the wind speeds faster and the amount…

CASH FOR TRASH

We will be exhibiting at RWM along with our Sister company Frith Resource Management 12th – 14th September at the NEC, Birmingham. We have a new game this year and will be raising money for Waste Aid UK. Waste Aid UK is an independent charity who deliver practical and low-cost services across many developing countries. The aim of…

British Gas Electricity Price Rise – Green Policy to Blame or Is It?

British Gas has announced today that they will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from 15 September. British gas owners Centrica said the rise was a result of transmission and distribution costs and the costs of government policy. Energy price rises are a perennial argument that will never go away. Whilst wholesale prices have not been…

‘Planet Plastic’

Today’s shocking news- the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics has shown that since 1950 humans have produced 8.3bn tonnes which is equivalent to 48,000,000 Blue Whales. If you take the 8.3bn tonnes of plastic and spread it out 1-inch high we have calculated that it would cover an area the size of Australia…

Live Green, Live Long or Live Well?

In the news this week it was announced that life expectancy in the UK has plateaued. The average life expectancy for a woman is now 83 years. But should we really be trying to push life expectancy any further? The limit to life has been suggested to be 115 years! Do we actually want to…

Icebergs vs. Love Island

On the 12th July the shocking news that a 6,000km² piece of ice was torn off Antarctica, making it one of the largest icebergs recorded by scientists. This event, however, was not considered half as shocking and news-worthy as who was being dumped from the Love Island villa. Suitably, Mallorca and Antarctica could not be…

Is The End Nigh for the Internal Combustion Engine?

Today it was announced that petrol and diesel cars will not be on sale in France after 2040. This comes soon after the news that Volvo will only make electric or hybrid vehicles after 2019. I have also just discovered a biodegradable car made from bioplastics this week. All major developments in policy and practice…

​This is Going to be Really Tough

​No not doing the 3 peak challenge or giving up alcohol, we at Credibly Green are going to try to be plastic free for July. This does not include all plastics but single use stuff that can’t be recycled. The problem with plastic is it does not break down but instead breaks up into lots…