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First Mile Wins Edie Net Zero Award & Green Apple Award for Electric Cargo Bikes

We are thrilled to announce that First Mile has been awarded the Edie Net Zero Mobility Project of the Year Award and the Green Apple Environment Award for Recycling Collection and Consolidation by Electric Cargo Bike.

How to invest sustainably
Investing in our future with Peter Michaelis, Head of Liontrust's Sustainable investments team

In the latest episode of First Mile's Climate Heroes podcast, Bruce was joined by Peter Michaelis, Head of Liontrust's Sustainable Investments Team, to discuss the importance of investing in sustainable businesses.

Defining the 'End of Waste' Classification in Recycling and Waste Management
Defining the 'End of Waste' Classification in Recycling and Waste Management

In today's eco-conscious world, recycling has assumed a paramount role in minimising the environmental footprint. At First Mile, we're dedicated to making a positive impact on our environment. At the heart of responsible recycling lies the concept of 'End of Waste' (EOW) classification.

Coffee Cups and Coffee Grounds Recycling Services: A First Mile Guide
Coffee Cups and Coffee Grounds Recycling Services: A First Mile Guide

Every year, the UK generates over 250,000 tonnes of coffee grounds, disposing of 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups. Most of this waste ends up in landfills, where it takes hundreds of years to decompose and releases harmful methane gas into the atmosphere.

How businesses can reduce food waste
How your business can reduce food waste - With Olio's Tessa Clarke

Food waste is a major problem in the UK, with an estimated 9.5 million tonnes of food wasted each year. This has a significant environmental and financial impact, and businesses have a responsibility to do their part to reduce food waste.

How to recycle vapes and their impact on the environment
How to recycle vapes and their environmental impact

In recent years, the popularity of disposable vapes has surged, offering a convenient and fuss-free option for nicotine and flavour enthusiasts. However, what many vapers may not realise is the significant environmental cost associated with these disposable devices is why they are set to be banned in the UK.

Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses: Partnerships That Inspire Change
Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses: Partnerships That Inspire Change

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions of Black individuals and communities throughout history and in the present day. At First Mile, we are committed to supporting and collaborating with businesses that share our vision of a sustainable and diverse future.

UK Implements Landmark Plastic Ban on 1st October 2023

The UK reached a significant environmental milestone on 1st October 2023, with the implementation of an ambitious plastic ban targeting a wide range of single-use plastics. This historic move reflects the UK government's dedication to tackling plastic pollution and reducing the nation's environmental footprint.

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