Delphis gets the green light from Syzygy
Syzygy Renewables (‘Syzygy’), one of the UK’s leading renewable energy consultancies, is delighted to announce an exclusive tie up with Delphis Eco as preferred supplier of cleaning products for all of their renewable energy projects across the UK.
Syzygy advises commercial property owners including a number of FTSE listed businesses and a several leading pension funds on developing out a range of renewable energy solutions including Solar, Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Hydro and Wind.
John Macdonald-Brown, Director of Syzygy, said: “We are really pleased to have agreed to have Delphis Eco as our preferred supplier. We currently manage a large number of
renewable energy installations including a significant amount of solar.
“To ensure optimal performance, we recommend that a solar installation is cleaned at least once a year. The build-up of dust and light grease, something that the rain is not great at removing can affect the ongoing performance of the panels – it is cost effective for commercial systems to implement a cleaning regime.
“We have looked at a number of products and without question the Delphis product was the best. It removed the general grime easily but perhaps more importantly, the run-off liquids will do no harm to the water table as they are totally environmentally friendly. It is vital for a
business such as ours to practice what we preach. What is the point in spending large amounts of capital on a renewable energy installation and cleaning it with chemicals that are pollutants?
“We are working with some solar farm owners and the nature of cleaning these involves significant run-off into the ground underneath the panels – it is essential that we use products that have no environmental impact – Delphis Eco off a genuine alternative to the ‘least bad’ solution.”
Electrolux’s ‘Vac from the Sea’ hitchhikes across New Zealand
Continuing its ‘world tour’ the Vac from the Sea has now reached New Zealand. Here it has just hit the road to help spread awareness about the world’s bad plastic karma, how we can address this imbalance by improving recycling habits and what Electrolux is doing in this space. In a two-week tour, Green ambassador Julian Huitfeldt and the Electrolux Vac from the Sea will travel to schools and retailers across New Zealand, all the while raising money for Allergy NZ.
This is however a tour with an interesting twist; Huitfeldt is only allowed to travel via hitchhiking. With the Vac in a specially made harness, mounted on Huitfeldt’s back, the two are preparing for one epic journey. The journey started on Monday 31st October 2011.
The vac from the sea campaign highlights the paradox that the oceans are full of plastic waste – yet company’s like Electrolux cannot find enough recycled plastic on land to use in the manufacture of more of its appliances. We
term, to reach 100%.
In the UK in February this year, AEG launched an entire ‘green range’ of vacuum cleaners that are made from recycled plastics.
The UltraActive, UltraSilencer and UltraOne are available made from recycled plastic, as high as 70% (UltraOne model) - and with low wattage motors.
have however made a start, and the Green range of vacuum cleaners has up to 70% recycle plastic. We are aiming, in the longer
SCA included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
SCA has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, one the most prestigious sustainability listings in the world.
Companies included in the Indices are assessed according to certain economic, environmental and social parameters.
“We are very happy that our sustainability work is being recognised in this way,” says Kersti Strandqvist, Corporate Sustainability Vice- President for the SCA Group.
“We are proud to have been included in the index four times during the last seven years
and there are many people who have done a fantastic job.
“When we didn’t make it last year we had a clearly-stated ambition to return in 2011. Now we are back.”
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