Tuesday, November 29, 2011

COMPETITION - Lufthansa Air Cargo Innovation Contest

Oo-er, it's been a while.

Not strictly reuse-related (but it could be), but an opportunity to get a prize for a nice eco-idea*:


WHEN: The contest is accepting proposals through December 19, 2011.
WHAT: Lufthansa Cargo Looking for Good Green Ideas -  Air Cargo Innovation Contest
WHAT... MORE?: From the PR blurb:

Lufthansa Cargo is holding a contest inviting people to use their imagination and present their “Green Solutions” and ideas for “Add-On Services” to help reduce the cargo company’s environmental impact and improve their services.

Lufthansa Cargo will award three winners with a trip to Frankfurt, Germany where they will get to present their proposals to engineers and management and disuss how their ideas may be implemented.  Winners will also receive flight training with a Lufthansa Cargo Flight Captain and up to 25,000 Miles and More Miles. In addition, a Most Valuable Participant will be awarded 25,000 Miles and More Miles, based on activity in the contest, quality of contributions and support for other members.

Ideas are posted online where people can review and comment openly.  Proposals can cover any aspect within the Lufthansa Air Cargo Supply Chain (Sales, Handling, Transport, Customer Service) that fall within the categories of Green Solutions and/or Add On Services.  Candidates get the opportunity to receive feedback and exposure from people all over the world.

The contest is open to anyone and everyone no matter where they live.
HOW MUCH: Free! Just as we like it
URL: http://innovation.lufthansa-cargo.com
COMMENTS: Actually a nice contest site set up.

*However, note the rules, especially regarding IP: 'By entering the Competition, participants irrevocably and unconditionally assign, to the extent legally possible, to LUFTHANSA CARGO any and all intellectual property rights'

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SITE REVIEW - disposalknowhow.co.uk

Been a smidge lax of late on the blog.

So it's nice to be given a nice reason to post by nice folk.

Especially on that ever-so-worthwhile mutual back-scratching basis.

Stumbled across this recycling info site on twitter: http://www.disposalknowhow.co.uk/

And was happy to invite them onto the site.

They kindly have reciprocated.

Now I have had a chance to have a quick browse, and it's a nice little resource for anyone wishing to stay abreast of recycling issues and resources, but some other interesting stuff too.

Saw this and thought of our famous Vac:Sac, but more a case of great complements!

Worth a visit every so often!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Usually the apples come FROM Herefordshire"

Our RE:tie eco-design goes to town, and wins

It's a nice twist.

Herefordshire is famous for its apples, and on more than one occasion some of our favourite exports have found their way to the House of Commons to highlight all that this fair county can achieve.

However, this time one at least is coming back.

We were invited to a glittering ceremony yesterday at the House of Commons, and came away with a coveted 'Green Apple Award', for our already internationally multi-awarded RE:tie reuse packaging design concept.

Collecting the prize from another eco-winner, Dragon's Den's Chris Hopkins of Ploughcroft, I joked: 'Often when we win such an award the family asks if we can eat it, as while recognition is always great and an honour, trying to promote innovative concepts does make paying the bills always pressing. At least this is getting us closer to food on the table!'.
Things are looking up in this regard. At the recent global plastics conference in Brussels, the RE:tie and its designed-in second-use, consumer end-benefit message was deemed the toast of the event by delegates, with heads of packaging from Heineken, Coca-Cola and Tetra-Pak all expressing interest in finding out more.

Maybe there's more money and jobs in green to be found yet and, more locally, our Herefordshire base can further consolidate its position as the greenest of counties!