Founded in 1987, Loch Fyne Seafarms Ltd is a company proud of its heritage and provenance supporting sustainability and harmony with nature. Based in Tarbert, Loch Fyne (a tidal loch on the west coast of Scotland) we are a growing and thriving shellfish processing and international export business. Our wonderful products reach as far as North America all the way across to Far East Asia and almost everywhere else in between. We have established strong links with fishermen who we know and trust, can track the catch and deliver to you, our customer always ensuring the highest level of quality product and customer service. The beautiful mineral-rich waters of the west coast of Scotland provide us with the best premium shellfish available on the market today.
The competitive nature of the chemicals, oil and gas markets requires that facility owners and operators continue to find ways to improve their current margins and establish resilience regarding long-term and financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. Doing so may mean a significant investment in renewable feedstocks. It may also mean the optimization of base operations and investment in new greenfield and/or brownfield technology upgrades, both new units and retrofits.
Under de Meo’s efficiency drive, Renault will build vehicles on fewer shared platforms to pare back costs by 600 euros per car by 2023, and aim to cut development time for new vehicles by a year, to under three years. The 53-year old’s shift to a more electric line-up will include building a battery plant in France with one of the company’s suppliers, while the company is working on partnerships in areas like technology.
Packaging Digest’s most recent article is an exploration in the growth of ecommerce over the year and, alongside this, the growth in demand for sustainable packaging. 2020 has been a tumultuous year for all but due to lockdown restrictions we have seen a boom in ecommerce with a growth of 209% in April.
A new research contract has been formed between the UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce Defence that will have planetary scientists working together to explore nuclear power’s potential as a plentiful source of energy to make deep space exploration possible in the decades to come. One area of research will be nuclear propulsion that would involve channeling energy released by splitting atoms to accelerate propellants, like hydrogen, at high speeds.
From developing communities to finding research solutions to global challenges, Universities have a responsibility to support the sustainability agenda in a myriad of ways. In November, the University Council approved a vision for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) that includes the construction of a major new Science Precinct on central campus. The Science Precinct will include new space for the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, and the School of Engineering, to enable them to grow, innovate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The introduction of China’s CSAR means cosmetics companies now need to provide scientific evidence for any marketing claims. Carys Smith and Victoria Stoate from Ayton Global Research explain why this presents an opportunity for brands to improve their claims substantiation generally You may have seen the big announcement regarding changes to cosmetic regulations in China from the Chinese State Council, including changes for advertising claims substantiation.
According to the UK Green Building Council, the built environment weighs heavily on the UK’s carbon emissions, contributing up to 40% of our carbon footprint. Given the imperative to reach net-zero carbon emissions in Scotland by 2045 to tackle climate change, the property sector will need to play its part. Whilst this challenge looms large, the growth of modular and offsite manufacturing can provide a solution to the housing sector’s environmental impact, helping to create a more sustainable economy.
We believe that Twists can play a large part in the way the world thinks about plastic filler materials, and further the way the world looks at eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items. Twists can be used in so many applications, what will you come up with? Twists are made from post consumer recycled paper and do no harm to the environment. They can be recycled, re-used and even composted with no chemical signature. How can you make a difference? Start by ditching (recycling) your plastic foam packing peanuts, and switching to Twists.
Bahrain’s The National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and Eni’s environmental company will collaborate in the promotion of joint initiatives for the recovery of soil, water and waste resources. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil and Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer of Eni.
ISEAL has developed a good practice guide to support sustainability systems to strengthen the effectiveness of your improvement strategies. We are seeking input on this draft until 15 January 2021. Global sustainability challenges are complex problems and determining the best strategies to bring about lasting improvements in sustainability performance remains a core challenge for sustainability systems.