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Eastex re-homes over 250 items through the Corn Exchange Demolition.
  The Corn Exchange building is set to be demolished as part of the Cathedral Square redevelopment in Peterborough, and Eastex has been the perfect tool to ensure useful materials from inside the Corn Exchange don't end up in landfill. The Zero Waste Places project has seen community groups and schools from across the city benefit from unwanted materials from the building. From fire extinguishers and sinks, to flights of stairs and lighting, almost everything from the 264 items has been allocated a new home thanks to Eastex.
[  Article submitted by KIM COLEY on 01/08/2009  ]
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Save money, help the environment, get your FREE shower smart unit!
  'Eaga' in conjunction with the government, are offering every household in Great Britain a free eaga ShowerSmart unit. The eaga ShowerSmart fits easily to your existing shower unit and ensures a constant flow of 7.7 litres per minute, giving a full even jet and reducing fluctuation in the speed of the water flow. Save Money... The average UK family is likely to save up to a substantial £900* over the product's lifetime. Help the environment... Fitting the eaga ShowerSmart enables the average family to save more than 12,000 litres of water every year and cut carbon emissions by 1 tonne of CO2. Easy to install... Once your free pack arrives, it takes seconds to install, without the need for a plumber. The eaga ShowerSmart is suitable for use with non-electric mixer showers or bath/shower mixer taps, provided they run off the mains water pressure.
[  Article submitted by KIM COLEY on 01/08/2009  ]
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  Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is an independent charity working for a cleaner, greener, healthier Peterborough. We have just re-launched our website...www.pect.org.uk See for yourself our delivery on a range of projects working with local people, communities, schools, businesses, local authorities and voluntary organisations. Sign up now for all our latest news, events, competitions and more. Click here to sign up now.
[  Article submitted by KIM COLEY on 17/07/2009  ]
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Small Change Big Difference Week…
  Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and Peterborough City Council are calling for local businesses to get involved with Small Change Big Difference Week between the 13th July - 18th July 2009. The idea behind the week of action is that the cumulative impact of many small green actions will have a big overall effect on the city’s carbon footprint. Businesses in Peterborough are being asked to pledge to make one simple environmentally friendly change for a year. This could range from staff always switching off computer monitors at the end of the day, or making sure they only boil the water needed when making a cup of tea. The Carbon Trust have produced a series of posters which demonstrate just what a difference little changes can make- www.ukenvironmentcapital.com/pledge. For more information visit Nyree Ambarchian from Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) on , .
[  Article submitted by KIM COLEY on 07/07/2009  ]
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Cutting Construction Waste & Increasing Reuse - presentations now available to download
  The proceedings and presentations from Why Waste's recent consultation event for its new development - A Buidling Material Reuse Centre in the Leeds/Bradford Area are now available to download. The event was held on 30th March 2009 with the financial support of Resource Efficiency Yorkshire. It was hosted by the Environment Agency and featured presentations from WRAP, WasteWise and Project partners followed by workshops discussing key themes of construction waste reuse. A good turnout by a cross sector audience made the event a success. Thanks to everyone for their support.
[  Article submitted by EMMA HILL/ROSIE MCTIERNAN on 10/05/2009  ]
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Cutting Construction Waste & Increasing Reuse - 30th March 2009 free event
  Why Waste is working with Construction Leeds and Leeds Renew to establish a social enterprise based on reusing building materials. This will have 3 main strands – a retail outlet (ReIY centre), training in construction and development of “Space of Waste” – innovation in the reuse of materials in small buildings and refurbishment. You are invited to attend our consultation event Cutting Construction Waste & Increasing Reuse on 30th March 2009. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about the initiative and about the practicalities of reusing construction waste. The free, half-day event will feature presentations and workshops, followed by a light lunch. If you are interested in attending contact Janey Barraclough at Renew Leeds 0113 3800864
[  Article submitted by EMMA HILL/ROSIE MCTIERNAN on 16/03/2009  ]
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2nd Annual Eastex Awards Ceremony - honored exceptional leaders in re-use across the region.
  Seven outstanding organizations were honored for their achievements in reuse of business resources this at the Eastex Annual Conference this week. Will Pope, Chair of the EEDA presented awards to: Compass Peterborough, Aid to Hospitals, ADAS, Blundeston Prison, Virgin Money, Deaf Blind UK and Waste Not Want Not. Runners up included: GY Woodstock, REEStore, Wine society, Pineapple Store, Osborne’s and SDC Builders. Andy Walker , Eastex coordinator for Norfolk explained, "The Eastex team were delighted to team up with Envirowise to host our second awards ceremony. The speakers and award winners inspired other regional business to reduce waste in their workplace future. We look forward to the knock on results next year." The conference took place at the Forest Centre in Bedfordshire and was sponsored by Norfolk County Council and Envirowise. To be in with a chance of winning an award next year please contact report your successful exchanges to your local Eastex coordinator.
[  Article submitted by CHARLOTTE DAMARY-HOMAN on 13/02/2009  ]
Eastex Conference Will Continue as Planned - Updated 05:45 10/2/09
  We are please to say that based on current weather conditions at the venue we are going ahead with the conference as planned. In the event that you are unable to attend please advise us of this by contacting our help line on O7748 931274
[  Article submitted by ALUN HOUSAGO on 10/02/2009  ]
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Eastex Conference Scheduled to Continue as Planned - Updated 10:00 9/2/09
  At present the conference is scheduled to continue as planned. Should severe weather affect this situation we will update this site before 06:00 on 10/2/09 with further information. Please check this site for more updated information prior to setting out for the conference.
[  Article submitted by ALUN HOUSAGO on 09/02/2009  ]
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  In order to view and post adverts you need to register to become a member of Eastex. To do this click on the 'Register' tab at the top of the page. The registration form only takes a minute or two to complete. Once registered then click on the 'Members' tab, here you can enter your login details. You are then taken to the members page where you can create adverts, or if you just wish to browse current adverts click on 'Materials Available' which is in the top right hand corner of the page. Any questions or problems contact your local coordinator. If you do make an exchange please do get in touch to let us know the details as we have to keep a record of all exchanges made. Please also take the time to delete your advert once you have disposed of or sourced the item/s.
[  Article submitted by CHARLOTTE DAMARY-HOMAN on 10/12/2008  ]
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