The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

I’M a great be­liever that if you want some­thing do­ing then you need to take ac­tion.

Be­ing big on the en­vi­ron­ment and work­ing with busi­nesses, I of­ten hear peo­ple with great in­ten­tions, but six months later I find that not much has hap­pened to green the busi­ness and the ex­cuses come out.

How­ever, the en­vi­ron­ment is be­com­ing a pri­or­ity to more and more peo­ple and there are some amaz­ing achieve­ments be­ing made in and around Peter­bor­ough.

Here is a brief sum­mary of busi­nesses that are truly set­ting a stan­dard. Anne Corder Re­cruit­ment Pa­per­less of­fice Plant a tree for ev­ery per­son they put into full time em­ploy­ment Blue Dol­phin

30 per cent re­duc­tion on busi­ness miles in 2011

Run green mar­ket­ing sem­i­nars Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice Re­cy­cled 81 tonnes in 2011/12 In­stalled light sen­sors Coca-cola En­ter­prises Peter­bor­ough 50 per cent re­duc­tion in en­ergy us­age 17 staff lit­ter picked in­dus­trial es­tate En­vi­ron­ment Agency

Re­duced of­fice en­ergy use across 13 sites by 42 per cent since 2006

Re­duced of­fice land­fill waste across 13 sites by 78 per cent since 2006 Her­cules Di­rect Mar­ket­ing 30 per cent re­duc­tion on electricity use 40 per cent re­duc­tion on gas usae IKEA Dis­tri­bu­tion

Cost neu­tral on waste and zero waste to land­fill site since May 1, 2011

Peter­bor­ough aware­ness: Adopt a school pro­gramme, busi­ness eco tours In­spired to Change

Re­duced trans­port costs by more than 50 per cent in the last year

Pa­per­less in­voic­ing and data sys­tems Mars Pet­care Water use re­duced by 35 per cent Zero waste to land­fill PECT Con­sul­tancy Ltd

Saved 75,000 tonnes of car­bon on busi­ness projects in 2011 to 2012

Zero waste to land­fill in Zero Waste Week Peter­bor­ough Evening Tele­graph

All news­pa­pers are printed on Fsc-cer­ti­fied pa­per

80 per cent of light­ing low en­ergy mo­tion sen­sors Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil

Re­duced gas at Peter­bor­oughtown Hall by 40 per cent from 2010 & 2012

Launched real time en­ergy dis­play Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege Re­duced water use by 17.5 per cent 60sq m of ao­lar PV in­stalled PPS Print 100 per cent FSC Cer­ti­fied Chem­i­cal free plate mak­ing ser­vice Print on De­mand

All prod­ucts use FSC and PEFC cer­ti­fied pa­per

12.4 per cent sav­ing in fuel us­age Queens­gate Shop­ping Cen­tre

Re­duced electricity use by 18 per cent, gas by 34 per cent in 2011

74 per cent re­cy­cling rate - first quar­ter 2012 Smiths Nis­san & Re­nault Over 85 per cent of all waste re­cy­cled In­stalled more than six elec­tric charg­ing points ac­ces­si­ble to the public Sun­days Re­duced mileage by 50 per cent. Land­fill de­creased by 76 per cent Viri­dor Re­cy­cled 2.4 mil­lion tonnes in 2011 Gen­er­ated over 127 megawatts of electricity

With Kim Co­ley, Green Busi­ness Of­fi­cer, Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust

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