The Big Picture
The environment's at the heart of all our work.
Welcome to the First Mile features and hot topics that make us tick.
The 2018 Waste Strategy Announcement
The Government has released the 2018 Resources and Waste Strategy which lays out how to best preserve our natural resources and minimise the damage caused to our environment by significantly reducing and managing waste, as well as tackling waste crime.
Tis the season to Cut the Wrap!
Each year the UK produces enough wrapping paper to gift wrap the Island of Guernsey - crazy, right?
The problem with plastic
From protecting food and medicines to making technology accessible and affordable, our modern economy relies on plastic for many things. But our use of this material has resulted in wasteful consumption of resources and a global pollution crisis.
First Mile shortlisted for Positive Impact at UK Growing Business Awards.
We’re delighted to announce that First Mile have been shortlisted for the Amazon Growing Business awards in the ‘Positive Impact’ category for the impact we’ve helped our customers make on the planet.
Does recycling get recycled?
One day this will be a pointless question; sadly, not today.
Understanding the dangers of climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released last week claims that if we continue to live as we are, the world’s temperature will climb to 2°C warmer than pre-industrial levels. In 2015, the Paris climate agreement set a stretch target of 1.5°C, arguing that 2°C, would be the tipping point. Scientists say that that the half-a-degree difference will result in significantly worse levels of drought, extreme heat, flooding and poverty.
Microfibres - The tiny threads causing a big stir by Catherine Wood
Once again we are in the run-up to London Fashion Week, where the biggest names in fashion display their latest collections to buyers and the media, dictating next seasons designs, fabrics and colours that will be copied and reproduced all over the world.
First Mile wins top green UK Award
We are delighted to announce that First Mile won a top UK Award recognising our ‘Sacktory’ which was voted Green Infrastructure Project of 2018 at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2018.
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