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BESST Annual Review – 2017

2017 has been an incredibly busy year for BESST, both for the Steering Group and our members, as can be seen in this report.  The 2017 events program has been successful as always, and we are delighted that network members continue to support BESST and share best practice.

From installing nest boxes on The Wrekin to our Annual BESST Sustainable Business Awards, we have had yet another amazing year and look forward to continuing this through 2018.

Read the BESST 2017 Annual Review

BESST Steering Group – new member

We are delighted to welcome Mark Thompson, Managing Director of Aceon Group to the Steering Group of the BESST network.  Mark Thompson is a successful entrepreneur who started his own battery manufacturing business at the early age of 20 in his father’s garden shed. He grew the business into a multi million pound company over…Continue Reading

BESST & Blue Business Awards – 2017

BESST’s Sustainable Business Awards are now open for entrants to submit their applications for the following categories: Innovation Award Sustainable Leadership Award Environmental Product / Service Award Unsung Sustainability Hero of the Year Waste Management Carbon & Energy Management Greening Your Supply Chain Natural Capital Enhancement Employee Engagement Entry forms must be submitted to…Continue Reading

Wrong Wood Waste – Wrong Place

Nicky Cunningham, deputy director for waste regulation at the Environment Agency, looks at wood waste and its correct treatment, and the role of waste producers, in an article that was first published in the July issue of the CIWM Journal. The problem? Wood is often treated with chemicals, which can include inorganic substances, such as…Continue Reading

Drone Safety & Commercial Ops Event – 15 June 2017

Staffordshire Branch – Event Reminder Date: Thursday 15th June 2017 Topic: Drone Safety and Commercial Operations Event (with LIVE Demonstration!) – Cloudbase Images Ltd, Stafford. Venue: Tillington Hall Hotel (Great Western), THE ROYAL SUITE,  Eccleshall Rd, Stafford, ST16 1JJ Timings:  – 17:00 – 18:00   • Arrival and Registration   • Free Buffet and Refreshments…Continue Reading

Fly Tipping / Organised Crime

This news item has been submitted by Mark Gilbert, owner of Emerald Trading. “Doing Duty of Care visits is so important however with the sudden increase in “fly tipping” caused by organised crime its vital that ALL commercial waste producer make the effort to make sure they have a full audit trail. Organised gangs have…Continue Reading

BESST @ Identiplast 2017, Vienna

IdentiPlast – the International Conference on Collection, Sorting and Recycling of Plastics – provides the world’s most comprehensive platform on the exchange of know-how between the plastics industry, regulators, academia and waste management practitioners from around the globe. This year’s conference focused on the particular challenges presented by the Circular Economy to “new” European member…Continue Reading

Andy Whyle – Green Leaders Award Winer 2017

At the UKBCSD Mobility 2025 event in Birmingham on Friday Sustainability West Midlands announced the winners of their Green Leaders Awards to find those who go above and beyond to provide exceptional environmental and social benefits.   The winners were: Private sector: Andy Whyle, Environment & Sustainability Specialist, Ricoh UK Products Limited Public sector: Ben Boswell,…Continue Reading

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