Innovation: Integrating technical, collaborative and behavioural solutions to problems

The Water programme aims to catalyse innovation by suggesting how research activity can be better targeted to help businesses be more water resilient.

We currently have three key projects in this area:

Unflushables

We are bringing together a collaboration to explore product development and behaviour change to reduce the impact of products such as wet wipes disposed via the toilet.

Fat Traps

Working with the water companies, Water UK, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose we helped scale up the initiative to give out fat traps/funnels at Christmas, seeing more than 250,000 devices distributed across the UK in 2014.

Energy recovery

This project will explore the opportunities for energy from waste related to ‘fatbergs’ and anaerobic digestion of sewage and other materials (project currently being scoped).

 

Waste to Wealth: Wales's plan to combat catastrophic climate change

11 March 2019 - 3:42pm
Matt Appleby, BITC Cymru director, says that humanity has just 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe – and we have to work together to do so   A stark warning was issued in October 2018: we have just 12 years to mitigate the risk of catastrophic climate change.   The International Panel on...
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Tackling climate change and generating wealth can go hand in hand says BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow

11 March 2019 - 10:42am
BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on a sold-out event in Glasgow recently that brought business leaders together to discuss the significant economic opportunity that exists from recycling everyday waste to tackle climate change. Did you know that there’s a £3 billion opportunity to...
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The dark side of success – what women have to lose to win

7 March 2019 - 8:00am
Chloe Chambraud, Business in the Community's Gender Equality Director explains three ways employers can contribute to create better balance for everyone....
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4,300 days to save civilisation

1 March 2019 - 12:46pm
Make the Waste to Wealth Commitment It is imperative that business acts now to prevent the climate crisis becoming a disaster, says Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community's Environment...

Government announce £1.6 billion fund to include town deals

27 February 2019 - 4:43pm
​It was announced in Prime Ministers Questions today that the government will create a fund for £1.6 billion that will include town deals. The announcement, part of the government’s commitment to town regeneration is one that the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership under the umbrella of Business in the Community, welcomes wholeheartedly. Read more.

Making Scotland a world-leader in fair work

27 February 2019 - 12:55pm
BITC Scotland publishes recommendations for Scotland’s Fair Work Action Plan based on a series of consultations across Scotland between September and November 2018. Read more.
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UK Foreign Aid is key to responsible business

27 February 2019 - 12:31pm
Maria-Jose Subiela, Global Goals Director at Business in the Community, sets out the two-way relationship between foreign aid and UK business.   The UK is a signatory of the global development agenda defined by 17 Global Goals that include...

Commissioner at US/UK Fulbright Commission Drake Dubin announced as the new Business in the Community Chief Operating Officer

25 February 2019 - 4:11pm
Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, has announced that it has appointed Drake Dubin, Commissioner at the US/UK Fulbright Commission, as its new Chief Operating Officer. Read more.

Scottish leaders attend major event in collective drive to tackle climate change by transforming waste into new wealth

21 February 2019 - 10:25am
Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network - challenged business to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth to prevent catastrophic climate change at the Waste to Wealth event, held at Glasgow’s 200SVS. In October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...
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If ever there was an unmissable date for your diary – this is it

6 February 2019 - 4:47pm
BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow on why Scotland’s Waste to Wealth marks a crucial moment in time. Another day, another event? Not this one. We all know the clock is ticking on climate change. The WWF say that we are the first generation to know we are destroying the world, and the last that...

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Key contact

Gudrun Cartwright
Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Marketplace Sustainability.

T: 07718 792 226
E:
gudrun.cartwright@bitc.org.uk

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