How to Recognise Eco-Friendly Products How do you know if products are eco-friendly? Going green is a way of life nowadays that can have a huge impact on the world we live in. Whether you run your own company and want to reduce your business’s footprint or you are just trying to reduce your […]
Hybrid working solutions The recent pandemic has increased employee demand for flexible working practices, although hybrid working isn’t feasible for all businesses, many management teams who can support the scheme remain sceptical about the arrangements of the hybrid option. However, incorporating this into a workplace can improve work-life balance, boost motivation and productivity, and contribute […]
When does this take effect? Effective from the 1st of April 2022 HMRC introduced a new tax on plastic packaging (NPPT) that contains less than 30% recycled content. From April 1st, the tax will be added to all plastic packaging that doesn’t include a minimum of 30% recycled content and will be presented as an uplift in […]
It’s ‘Keep It Local Week’ between 9-15th May 2022 We’re all familiar with the saying ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’, yet it’s so easy to support a cause without actually taking any action. The idea of buying local is strongly agreed to be a good thing… but too often we default back to the easier […]
Make a difference in your workplace Taking time to be more conscious of our environment is more prominent than ever nowadays. As you know, Aston & James are committed to sustainability. We offer an award-winning ink and toner collection service, and paper collections for recycling. One new way we are reducing waste is through our […]
What does it mean if a product is PEFC or FSC certified? These two key certification schemes are most widely used when explaining sustainable office paper: The programmes ensure that forest management and responsible harvesting take place and the paper that comes from the managed forests is fully traceable to its original place. Programme for […]
Topics such as climate change, Brexit, the global pandemic and even war now offer real challenges to businesses and heighten the need for us to reconsider our buying choices. One choice you can make that will provide measurable value is buying from a local company. See more of the real reasons why supporting your local […]
We are currently working on a large order with Blue Cross. Pets are at the heart of everything they do. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets, and horses turn up to their animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. The Blue Cross Education and Behaviour […]
The importance of wellbeing is key now with more people working from home. Almost all of us have had to change the way we work, whether our future is office or home-based, or even both. It’s been a key priority for Aston & James to align themselves with the changing workplace wherever you choose to […]
In this issue our lead article focuses on Owen Mumford who, as a global leader in the design, manufacture and advancement of medical devices, has set a target to achieve net zero by 2045 in alignment with the recommendations of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
NHS Employ-Ability is a Harlow based charity that are trying to swing the balance of power to good during the pandemic. This is our story of how we have worked with local employers to help people living with mental health illness to get into and retain work in Essex and beyond.
Howbery Business Park is a finalist at The Business Magazine Thames Valley Property Awards in the Business and Science Park Innovation category. Our entry focused on our work to create a sustainable environment, and our biodiversity and environmental programmes. The winners of the awards will be announced on Thursday 9 December.