Awesome Eco News March 20th 2023

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From exciting breakthroughs in renewable energy to inspiring conservation efforts, our articles aim to highlight the people and initiatives making a difference in the world. We believe that by sharing these stories, we can inspire others to take action and positively impact the planet.

Whether you’re interested in learning about new green technologies or exploring ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Or, if you simply want to stay up-to-date on the latest environmental news, our Awesome Eco News has got you covered.

Join us as we celebrate the amazing progress being made towards a more sustainable future.

Also, discover how you can be a part of this important movement.

Awesome Eco News about Recycling

The recycling of mattresses in the UK is a challenge due to the difficulty in separating the various materials. Because of this, according to the National Bed Federation, only 20% of the mattresses used in the UK are recycled. However, there is some good news.

The Furniture Recycling Group and Suez have partnered to recycle used mattresses in the Greater Manchester area. Suez is helping to scale the already existing operation to increase its impact. Furthermore, the partnership has already successfully recycled more than 270,000 mattresses, with 85% of the materials being recycled. This amounts to 7,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill. The recycling system developed by the Furniture Recycling Group breaks mattresses into 19 different component parts.

Not only that, but the success of this partnership has created more than twenty-five new jobs in Greater Manchester.

This is in addition to helping tackle the landfill problem.

According to Nick Oettinger, the founder and CEO of the Furniture Recycling Group:

Awesome Eco News - Only 20% of mattresses are recycled in the UK
Only 20% of mattresses are recycled in the UK

“The partnership has not only seen us recycle 85% of materials, but it has also created more than twenty-five new jobs in Greater Manchester, as we all work together to tackle the UK’s landfill problem.”

This is awesome eco news. Through influence and action, the impact will only increase! Well done to the Furniture Recycling Group and Suez.

Awesome Eco News about Brewing

Brewer, Budweiser and energy firm Protium have joined forces to transform their Samlesbury brewery into a net-zero facility powered by green hydrogen. The site has the capacity to brew 295 million pints per year. The Samlesbury Net Zero project will use green hydrogen from a shared hydrogen production facility and refuelling station.

As well as that, Budweiser has also committed to switching parts of its fleet to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Budweiser and Protium hope to have the project operational by the end of 2025, which would save up to 11,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. The project would also support regional efforts to decarbonise. With South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council aiming to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.

Green hydrogen will be created on-site through electrolysis using renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The UK Government’s Climate Change Committee has repeatedly emphasised that hydrogen is crucial to the UK’s transition to net zero by 2050.

Budweiser’s head of procurement and sustainability Luiz Brandao said:

Awesome Eco News - Budweiser is using hydrogen energy to help in its journey to Net Zero
Budweiser is using hydrogen energy to help in its journey to Net Zero

“Sustainability is core to our business at Budweiser Brewing Group as we work towards net zero ambitions. Innovative solutions like hydrogen have huge potential for reducing our carbon footprint in the UK. Moving us towards our ambitious sustainability goals.”

This is awesome eco news and shows that global companies are turning their sustainability intent into sustainability action!

Awesome Eco News about Swimming Pools

Did you know that if government funding is cut off, up to half of the nation’s more than 880 swimming pools might disappear due to high energy costs? That’s according to a warning from Community Leisure UK, which represents these charitable trusts.

Due to this, many have already shortened their hours of operation to cut back on pool heating.

Using waste heat from a nearby data centre is an innovative solution to the price dilemma that Exmouth Leisure Centre in Devon is testing. Deep Green, the owner of a data centre, has installed a heat exchange system. This system collects heat from its machines and stores it in mineral oil that can be pumped to heat the pool. Amazingly, it supplies enough heat to maintain a pool’s temperature of 30C for 60% of its operating time.

For the heat at the council-run pool, Deep Green does not charge the pool’s operators. It was anticipating an increase in annual energy costs of up to £100,000 before the agreement was formed.

Awesome Eco News - Deep Green's innovative solution could save half of UK swimming pools
Deep Green's innovative solution could save half of UK swimming pools

Seven other swimming pools in England are expressing interest in creating similar collaboration, according to Deep Green’s founder Mark Bjornsgaard.

This is awesome eco news and an excellent example of using innovation to create solutions to address energy costs and energy waste.

Awesome Eco News – That’s it for This Week

That’s everything for this week.

Three great stories showing how collaboration, innovation and people, have created positive change that benefits the planet.

Well done to The Furniture Recycling Group and Suez, to Budweiser and to Deep Green and Exmouth Leisure Centre.

It gives us all hope for the future, doesn’t it?

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