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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Plastic Waste Blog Image

    The campaign to help tackle plastic waste

    05 September 2019 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer – Food

    TV shows and the media are becoming ever more focused on the negative impact of single use plastics and the grave impact they have on the environment and in-particular, the world’s oceans and the creatures who live within them. By making small changes in our day to day lives, we can help contribute to a more positive future.

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  • clean air zones blog

    Clean Air Zones

    29 April 2019 By Ian Reed - Fleet Category Manager

    Clean air zones are coming. This April sees London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone come into force and whilst London leads, more UK cities are set to follow.

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  • Laura Hills meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Laura Hills

    23 April 2019 By Laura Hills - Facilities Management Category Buyer

    Laura Hills joined YPO in May 2018 and has since progressed to her current role as a category buyer for facilities management.

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  • Why consider the sustainability of paper?

    28 February 2019 By George Tennant, Procurement Assistant - Paper

    Have you ever wondered how sustainable your paper is? Ever wondered what the difference is between an FSC®-certified product and one which is not FSC-certified? This could be your time to switch and do your bit for the environment.

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  • Time to stop bashing the plastics

    11 December 2018 By James Lee, Managing Director of Cromwell Polythene

    Ditching plastics would be a knee jerk and an unsustainable response to recent negative press, says Cromwell Polythene managing director James Lee.

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  • Vicky Horsfield

    Meet the Buyer - Vicky Horsfield

    08 September 2017 By Vicky Horsfield, Building Supplies and Ground Maintenance Buyer

    Vicky Horsfield joined YPO nine months ago as Building Supplies and Ground Maintenance Buyer

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  • Wind power by YPO

    Five things you might not know about wind turbines

    14 March 2017 By Fergus Parish, Category Buyer – Energy

    Figures released by Carbon Brief have shown that wind turbines have overtaken coal in the amount of power produced in 2016.

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  • Hull blade

    Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

    27 February 2017 By Kath Johnson, Buyer - fleet and highways

    Elements of being by the sea that we find so invigorating can be quite destructive to land and building around the coastal area.

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  • Solar panels

    Lowering the carbon footprint of the public sector

    20 October 2016 By Fergus Parish, Energy Category Buyer

    Public authorities have a great responsibility in adopting environmentally friendly measures and contributing towards a green economy.

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  • Coal

    Coal: The end of a national treasure?

    15 October 2015 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Energy

    The closure of the last deep pit coal mine spells an end for the once booming industry. But how will this affect our consumption?

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