Campaign to tackle plastics and packaging in construction launched

| February 28, 2019

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The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its industry-wide campaign Spotlight on plastics and packaging to raise awareness and showcase best practice in how the construction industry can reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and packaging. The launch of the campaign - which features on the industry’s Best Practice Hub - comes in response to startling findings from a Scheme survey of over 900 people working within the UK and Irish construction industries.

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15 sites in the frame to become home to the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant

Article | March 26, 2020

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has revealed the long list of sites under consideration for development of the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant.An open call for sites to host the Spherical Tokomak for Energy Production (Step) facility was opened last year and compliance check of those nominated has led to publication of the long list. According to the UKAEA, moving fusion from research and development to design and delivery is an important part of the UK’s ambition to be a world leader in sustainable, low-carbon energy. Fusion has the potential to provide an abundant source of low-carbon energy by copying the processes that power the sun and stars. UKAEA has said that this new technology will play an important role alongside established renewable technologies such as wind and solar.Step programme director Paul Methven said: “STEP is about building on the amazing science done over decades in fusion and translating that into a real prototype power plant that paves the way for this fantastic new energy source.

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