Author archive for Michael Bateson

  • Mar252020

    Sustainability in the construction sector

    The construction sector is a critical part of the UK economy. It directly employs over 2.3 million people, contributes 6% of national…

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  • Mar252020

    The Plastic Packaging Tax: everything you need to know

    After nearly a year of waiting for details to emerge, this month finally saw the government set out how the…

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  • Feb262020

    Four sustainability regulations to watch for 2020

    One of the principal challenges for any business which wants to improve their sustainability performance is the sheer volume of…

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  • Sep022019

    Zero Waste Week | Electronics, Vaping and Razor Blades

    The world is becoming a more circular place, in that it’s no longer enough to produce something without considering where…

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  • Aug012019

    Sustainability in planning and development: reduce costs and future proof

    Do we really need to think about sustainability before submitting planning applications? Not the question at the forefront of most…

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  • Nov082018

    Innovation in the Built Environment: What could construction look like in the future?

    What comes to mind when you think of a construction site? Towering cranes counter-weighted by enormous concrete blocks, heavy-duty lorries…

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  • Sep202018

    One year on from Blue Planet II: What’s changed for plastics?

    2017 was the year that ocean plastics, and the corresponding damage they cause, entered mainstream public consciousness. Approximately eight billion…

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