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uBin is the first recycling bin to be made entirely out of post-consumer recycled plastic. Once you hear about this innovation it is difficult to understand why it wasn't done before - it is obvious that recycling bins should themselves be made from recycled material.

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At EL PIANO they began working with organic, local and sustainable food long before it was popular. The result is a deep and wide knowledge of planting and harvesting, as well as production and preserving. The food served in the York, Malaga, and Granada restaurants, together with their own sauces, conserves, baking kits, fast food kits and cookbooks tells a 40 year story of excellence and devotion to service.

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Cellulose fibre insulation is efficient, high-quality, environment-friendly and healthy insulation material and allows cutting down on heating bills.

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Quantum Waste has come up with a new technological solution called the Qube which breaks up waste. Meanwhile the company provides local treatment, light vehicles, and an efficient production cycle which benefits the environment through reduced carbon emissions.

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StoreFloor is an innovation by LoftZone which offers a solution for households and home-based business to insulate their lofts whilst still using the space for storage.

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Natural Heat (NI) Limited is a new Northern Ireland based SME who, in partnership with the world leading STAR Refrigeration and Drilling and Pumping Supplies of Newtownards (DPS), are supplying ground breaking renewable energy heat pump systems for homes, businesses, and industries across Ireland.

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A small Estonian business partnered with a Bangladeshi textile factory to produce garments using leftover fabric. The resulting clothes have a significantly smaller environmental footprint than traditional mass-produced clothes and encourage consumers to remember that their consumption choices, even in regard to fashion, have an impact on the environment.

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French construction firm Techniwood has produced the innovative new 'Panobloc' prefabricated, industrial composite construction system for new and renovated buildings.

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A debt-free alternative to many other energy efficiency schemes for SMEs.

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Bike Rescue is a York-based project which collects abandoned or donated bikes to repair them and obtain new bikes to sell to local business and non-business customers, such as students. Buying a Rescued Bike instead of a new bike, often shipped from outside EU, results in great carbon emission savings, as well as cost savings!

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