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Construction giant Costain has praised Flute for ‘a remarkable contribution’ to the circular economy and the company’s drive to eliminate waste. In the first ever Costain sustainability awards, held this month in London, Flute was commended for its partnership approach to providing the company with an industry-leading solution to the provision of site offices and modular buildings. Gren Edwards, Director of Rail at Costain, said the site office eco cabins combined with Flute’s interior fitout made entirely from waste provided…

Posted on 11 October 2017

Posted by Mary Dorrington Ward

Brexit will force a renewed focus on Resource Efficiency

Enormous pressure on capital expenditure and project budgets in the wake of the Brexit vote will force organisations to focus on resource efficiency and the economic and environmental sense of adopting circular economy programmes. This new impetus derives from a compelling need to conserve cash as well as resources.   Middle managers who have rarely had to consider the detail of the waste management and procurement decisions they make will be forced to think again:  how we can get more from…

Posted on 11 July 2016

Posted by FluteOffice

At last Europe awakes to the value of waste

Yesterday’s announcement by the European Commission of what it calls an ambitious new circular economy package was something of a eureka moment.   In future all of us are going to have to pay attention to how we use and consume resources.  We are going to have to get used to thinking a lot harder about the materials that adorn our personal and commercial worlds.  There will soon be legislation to force us to do it, but at Flute we have…

Posted on 4 December 2015

Posted by FluteOffice

New lease of life for the student accommodation business

In the race to build more and more purpose built student accommodation blocks, one important thing has been overlooked by developers:  what students actually want. The latest crop of brand-heavy student dwellings feature bedrooms straight from ‘Ibis Hotel world’ – bland, minimalist pre-fab boxes.  Cheap and quick to build, you can see why developers like them so much.  But students may beg to differ, particularly when they are paying upwards of £300 a week for the privilege of living in…

Posted on 24 November 2015

Posted by FluteOffice

The right solutions will always be found - eventually

We are proud to become one of the very first suppliers to the new Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London – the first new engineering department at the university for 20 years. For a company like ours, aspiring to be a leader in sustainable design innovation, there can be few greater accolades: we are working with our heroes. Most people are familiar with Dyson’s fantastic achievements since finally cracking the problem of how to make vacuum cleaners…

Posted on 8 June 2015

Posted by FluteOffice

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