Launching in April, the #SquareMileChallenge in the City of London aims to collect half a million coffee cups in its first month, and 5 million throughout 2017, so they can be recycled into new materials and products, some of which will donated back to the local community. The campaign is part of a record collaboration between all of the major coffee cup retailers, 45 businesses and the City of London together creating 100 places where you can recycle your coffee cup, of any kind. Hubbub is leading on the campaign in partnership with the recycling provider, Simply Cups.
When British voters opted to leave the European Union last summer, it did not automatically signal the country’s exit. That is the job of the much-talked about Article 50, a piece of legislation that, once triggered, will enable Britain’s complex negotiations on exiting the EU to begin.
Following the momentous decision to leave the EU last year, there has, unsurprisngly, been much unease amongst the business community about what our renewed relationship with Europe will look like.
When things get tough we tend to become innovative. During the last three months, I’ve been witness to a lot of ‘new thinking’, and met a lot of new people taking the lead in our industry and they are keen to get the LARAC perspective, which is very encouraging.
We all know the saying ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got’ and it’s no different with developing your professional knowledge and skill set.