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Going Green

As the UK plans its ‘green recovery’ from the Covid-19 pandemic, Rob Horgan investigates what the IT and tech channel is doing to become more sustainable… When most people think of carbon emissions, they picture smoke mushrooming out of power plants, aeroplanes leaving trails dotted across the sky or car …

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Exertis continues sustainability drive with new initiatives to reduce plastic

Exertis has today announced some of the key initiatives it is undertaking to reduce the use of plastic in its business operation. “Whilst July has been established as Plastic Free month in the global calendar, as an organisation, we are committed to reducing plastic pollution beyond just this period. Indeed, …

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30 Under 30 Special: How to get involved in PCR’s July issue

The next issue of PCR will be running our annual 30 Under 30 list, highlighting the brightest young talent in the channel. Alongside this we will be looking at sustainability in the tech and IT industry, and running sector guides on Networking and Storage. Opinions We are looking for 500-700 …

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Energy: How to prepare for 2020

With the onset of Brexit, the start of a crawl towards sustainability targets and more savings needing to be made than ever before, James Longley, Managing Director of Utility Bidder, suggests now is the time to review your energy as a business. It can seem tempting to treat 2020 like …

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Unexpected items in the bagging area: The truth about biodegradable bags

On 5th October 2015, the UK government put in place a law that requires large shops in England to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. Supermarkets, high street stores and out-of-town retailers with 250 or more employees had to abide by this rule, and smaller businesses were encouraged …

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Sustainable sales: How retailers can help reduce their impact on the environment

With the US President claiming last year that he “doesn’t believe” in a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change, and the recent social media whirlwind 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has made while travelling from the UK to America to attend two climate conferences, the …

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Brother UK appoints Gemmer Crozier as Sustainable Development Coordinator

Brother UK has appointed a sustainable development coordinator to a new full-time role supporting end-users that are working to reduce their environmental impact. Gemmer Crozier will work with channel partners and their customers to improve their knowledge of how Brother solutions and services can support a greener business. She takes-up …

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How consumer awareness is driving brand sustainability

James Murphy, Head of Marketing at Kondor, looks at how consumer demand for eliminating single-use plastic from their packaging has risen and why brands and retailers need to listen up. Plastic waste has become a hot topic for government, brands, retailers and consumers, fuelled by programmes like the BBC’s Blue …

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