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

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    NetZero 2050: Go green with our aviation suppliers

    01 March 2021 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Co-ordinator at YPO

    New Net Zero laws and regulations set by the government to become carbon neutral by 2050, have put enormous amounts of growing pressure on our suppliers within the Aviation Fuel sector.

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  • The road to a greener planet

    27 January 2021 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer, Fleet at YPO

    The government has a 10-point plan for 'green industrial revolution’, of which includes phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.

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    Procuring your specialist decorator paints

    05 November 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer for Facilities Management at YPO

    As the Christmas holidays are fast approaching, have you thought about getting your buildings, classrooms and premises decorated ready for the new year and next school term?

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    Taking a closer look at sustainability

    07 January 2020 By Melissa Bell - Sustainable Procurement Manager at YPO

    Sustainability is a word that most people have heard of, but what does it actually mean?

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    Top Tips for an Eco-Friendly Classroom

    19 November 2019 By Matthew Larkin - Digital Marketing Officer at YPO

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to make students more environmentally conscious and to help them make changes.

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  • early years learning outside

    Continue your Eco-School journey for Early Years

    23 October 2019 By Lee Wray-Davies & Francis Hyland - Eco-Schools

    The team at Eco-Schools England hopes that you found our advice useful and enjoyed beginning your journey to achieving the Eco-Schools Green Flag, featured in our Little Learners magazine, issue 9. If you followed our advice, you should now have achieved your Eco-Schools Bronze award: Congratulations!

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  • young children collecting recycling box

    How my daughter taught me about recycling

    25 September 2019 By Linsey Boyle- Early Years Campaign Manager at YPO

    My name is Linsey, I am one of the campaign managers here at YPO and I have recently been developing one of our newest early years resources - the Little Learners magazine! For this I am continuously inspired by my 5 year old daughter.

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    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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