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Northwest Business Environment Awards gain RSA approval

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has given its official stamp of approval to the Northwest Business Environment Awards.

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UK supermarkets cut plastic bag use by 41%

The number of plastic bags being issued by UK supermarkets has fallen by 41 per cent since 2006, according to the national Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

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Free online waste and water efficiency training

WRAP is launching two online courses this autumn to help businesses make cost savings through waste management and water efficiency.

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Smarter driving for 5,000 North West employees

The Energy Saving Trust has involved 5,000 North West employees in a smarter driving pilot study, funded by the Department for Transport and the NWDA.

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Last chance to enter Lancashire green awards

Businesses across Lancashire have until Friday, 17 September to submit their free entries to the Lancashire Business Environment Awards 2010.

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Government launches Environmental Pioneers Awards

The Environment Agency is calling for entries for its inaugural Environmental Pioneer Awards, to promote and reward inspiring environmental action.

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North West hosepipe ban lifted

The hose pipe ban in the North West has been lifted by United Utilities, following heavy rainfall during the summer months.

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EC to prioritise resource efficiency in 2011

The latest annual report on environmental policy from the European Commission concludes that Europe needs to prioritise resource efficiency in 2011.

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