UK DIY firms smash recycling and waste targets

Major retailers including Argos, Homebase and B&Q have smashed both waste to landfill and packaging targets as part of the Home Improvement Sector Commitment (HISC). The voluntary agreement set a 50% target to reduce waste sent to landfill by DIY firms compared to 2007 levels of 108,908 tonnes and cut own-brand and direct-sourced packaging by […]

Buying a new bathroom? Check for water saving labels

When shopping for a new bathroom, people will soon be able to look for labels which show the water efficiency of fittings such as taps and showers. That’s under a new voluntary scheme from DIY retailers, builders’ merchants and manufacturers which kicks in next summer. While some products already use a Water Label – similar […]

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