Environmental Legislation

  • October 8, 2015

    BSI… “Making Excellence a Habit”
    Here at Wiles Greenworld the Green Office Supplies company, we have not only been recognised for being the London Recycling Service & London Office Supplies company, we have also been recognised as the company that offers the complete business solution. The complete business solution being the focus on customers’ needs met whilst reducing costs and done ...
  • July 10, 2015

    Taking Corporate Social Responsibility Seriously!
    Values drive our business. We act with commitment and thoroughness. We follow a set of principles set out in our CSR model below: Economic: Creating Shared Value  By working locally and in partnership with all of our stakeholders: partners, customers, suppliers and the wider community; we aim to deliver the highest service, most competitive price and lowest environmental impacts across ...
  • May 11, 2015

    Not Just a Green Office Supplies Company – Helping Companies with their ESOS Commitments
    Wiles Greenworld is continuing to help its customers comply with the latest energy saving legislation designed to help companies identify the most significant areas of energy usage. If you are new to ESOS please read an overview below: The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy measurement and auditing scheme that targets around 10,000 ...
  • April 13, 2015

    Noticed the Smog Lately? Why London is Struggling to Clean Up its Air!
      What is Air Pollution & What are its Causes? Air pollution refers to the substances in the air that harm human health, welfare, plant or animal life. Below is a list of the types of chemicals that are being emitted into the air: Sulphur dioxide (SO2) Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) Oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) Lead Benzene Carbon monoxide (CO) Benzo(a)pyrene Ozone (O3) Most ...
  • February 16, 2015

    Wiles Greenworld Green Office Supplies London – We can help with Your ESOS Commitments
    The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) must be undertaken for companies in the UK who fulfil one or more of the following criteria: Employ at least 250 people. Employ less than 250 people but have an annual turnover in excess of 50 million Euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million Euros (£33,486,489). Are ...
  • January 21, 2015

    Green Office News – Business’ Need to Separate Their Waste!
    As advocates for doing the right thing with regards to recycling and having our customers separate paper, plastics, metal and glass there has been legislation recently introduced to support us in this and to address the decreasing quality of recycling as businesses are favouring co-mingled waste solutions. From January 1st 2015, new UK waste regulations requires ...
  • December 2, 2014

    Green Office News – Addressing London’s Air Quality
    November saw a significant victory to Air Quality Campaigners in London with Lawyers representing NGO ClientEarth winning a case against Defra over its failure to meet limits for pollutants under the air quality directive by the 1 January 2010 deadline. As an environmental company we have long been aware of London’s failure to meet EU Standards ...
  • September 18, 2014

    Make Sure you are Not Breaking the Law!
    Four million British SMEs could face prosecution with up to 80% illegally disposing hazardous waste. Your business needs a separate collection system for light bulbs and electronic goods and at Wiles Greenworld, the leading green office suppliers in London, we have systems in place to collect and recycle your office supplies at minimal cost to ...
  • August 11, 2014

    Reducing carbon footprint = Profit?
    Businesses are becoming increasingly aware that there are many benefits which come from engaging in sustainable business practices. It has been found that sustainable business practices help to reduce business costs, provide business opportunities and a competitive advantage, as well as, enhancing employee activity and helping to preserve the environment. There is also a growing interest ...
  • June 3, 2014

    Green Office News from Wiles Greenworld
    As the EU closes in on it’s target of reducing it’s annual CO2 emissions to 20% below 1990 levels (currently at 19.2%). This means we have 8 years to reduce our overall annual emissions by a mere further 0.8% and at Wiles Greenworld, London’s leading green office supply company, the implementation of solar pv panels ...
  • May 2, 2014

    Green Office News: Big steps in Asia Rainforest conservation!
    While Wiles Greenworld, the UK’s 2nd greenest company according to the Sunday Times has long been a certified FSC and PEFC chain of custody holder, guaranteeing that our paper comes from well managed forests, not all forests are lucky enough to be managed in the same way. However things are changing! For example, Asia Pulp & ...
  • March 17, 2014

    Green Office News: Paris is taking their pollution seriously, really seriously
    Have you heard what they’re doing in Paris to improve their air quality after pollution levels spiked to 2007 levels in the city? Well click here and here for the latest but in a nutshell Parisian drivers will only be able to drive their cars on alternate days or risk a fine to cut road use ...
  • November 15, 2013

    Green Office News: We’re following the latest round of UN Climate talks, are you?
    Diplomats from around the world have gathered in Warsaw with the goal to inch nearer to a new worldwide climate change agreement. The biggest story thus far is that Japan, the world’s fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter, has slashed its plans to reduce emissions from 25% to just 3.8% on 2005 figures. This isn’t good news, ...
  • October 15, 2013

    Green Office News: Green your office – with green office supplies.
    We’re no fans of ‘Greenwashing’ – the term used to falsely label a product or service as green when it isn’t. It’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to make ourselves as transparent as possible. It also means you can be confident that any product we label as green most definitely is, helping London offices of ...
  • October 1, 2013

    Green Office News: ‘On yer bike…’
    You may not have thought it but the people running our country really want to see more of us cycling. Why else would they have gone to the lengths to have an independent report commissioned? There is already legislation in place to ensure office buildings over a certain size have bike storage facilities, and even more ...
  • September 26, 2013

    Wiles Greenworld: Service Announcement 26/09/13
    As a Wiles Greenworld customer, how many of the green office products and services we provide do you use and are you aware of? That’s why we thought we’d issue a quick service announcement to get you up to speed, and possibly identify some of the products and services that you need and are missing ...
  • September 20, 2013

    Green Office News: Saving the Arctic has just got serious…
    It would seem that despite conducting a peaceful protest in international waters,  Greenpeace have encountered force and gunfire in their attempt to make noise against the huge oil companies trying to tap oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean. As this article and this link explain, the Russian military have now got involved, and what started out ...
  • September 16, 2013

    Green Office News: Another renewable energy good news story…
    We’ve sung the praises of renewable energy for some time. And forgive us for going over trodden ground but why wouldn’t we? Renewable energy is far less damaging to its immediate environment, does not cause global warming through refinement and also isn’t a fossil fuel! To meet the U.K’s legally binding carbon reduction target (which is ...
  • August 28, 2013

    Green Office News: A whistle-stop guide to FSC and PEFC certification by Wiles Greenworld
    As a London office, paper office supplies are likely to rank high up on your list of purchases and expenditure. What the man/woman on the street may not know however is the environmental impact of that paper and how it can be reduced. One quick and easy way to reduce the carbon footprint and increase the ...
  • August 1, 2013

    Green Office News: The Latest from Balcombe as Fracking Protesters take hold of site entrance.
    As yesterday’s article rightly said, we’ve got an energy challenge on our hands to sustain our ever increasing power demands. The sustainable answers lie in power generation from renewable sources; such as solar, tidal and wind but there are still some that think otherwise. Those that do, like our very own Chancellor of the Exchequer, support ...
  • July 3, 2013

    Green Office News: Tennis, now there’s a green sport
    With a reprieve from the green grass of Wembley Stadium for a short while, the sport of tennis at the All England Club has been getting our attention. Sustainability in sport is hugely over-rated as an opportunity but fortunately we’ve got clients who are ahead of the curve here. In fact, our Sustainable Development Director, is ...
  • June 27, 2013

    Green Office News: The fossil fuel debate continues…
    As the climate takes more onslaught by forest fires and excessive pollution (see here) it seems a shame that the U.K isn’t doing more to stop its reliance on fossil fuels. The most recent stats available show that we imported record quantities of the stuff for example (see here). The funny thing is the argument for ...
  • June 13, 2013

    Green Office News: When low pollution means more places like this, who can argue?
    As fans of natural wonders and supporters of the preservation of our national treasures, when we came across this (the clearest lake in the world) we couldn’t help but bring your attention to it. As a green, sustainable business we love articles like this, ones that show that our planet is worth saving and preserving for ...
  • June 6, 2013

    Green Office News: Another green office first from Wiles Greenworld.
    As the summer season draws ever closer count on Greenworld to provide you with some cool green office news. As our new site is fitted with air conditioning, we’re now subject to the F-Gas regulations that have been around since 2009. Does you legal register cover these regs? If not, start compiling a list of the ...
  • June 5, 2013

    Green Office News: Choose green with Wiles Greenworld
    At Wiles Greenworld we’re proud of our green products. We’ve searched high and low through our pool of suppliers to bring more green products into our catalogue than our competitors. Furthermore, we’ve done this for years, and as a result 99.5% of our paper sales are either FSC or PEFC certified products. Its one of ...
  • June 3, 2013

    Green Office News: The latest on the U.K’s dash for gas.
    We’ve reported on Chancellor Osborne’s dash for gas before, take a look through our previous articles below, but now we felt we’d update you as the Energy Bill has its final reading in parliament. Basically there are two very contrasting sides to be on when considering our energy future. There’s a green side, backing a renewables ...
  • May 21, 2013

    Green Office News: legislation, legislation, legislation and Tax!
    How do big multinational companies do it? With subsidiaries around the world, speaking different languages and having to comply with wildly varying business and environmental legislation… from the outside it looks like a herculean task to keep all the cogs moving simultaneously. It is pretty obvious however that these guys succeed, big time, and have been ...
  • May 20, 2013

    Green Office News: Turn the corner with Wiles Greenworld
    Looking at switching to sustainable procurement measures to help drive environmental responsibility and deliver a reduced carbon footprint? Then look no further… Wiles Greenworld is your sustainable business supplier – delivering more green office products and services than our competitors. Our regular account reviews will help you towards cost savings and green office supplies alternatives, whilst ...
  • May 16, 2013

    Green Office News: Scary times as the world’s appetite for oil makes its inevitable switch
    It was announced recently that oil demand from developing nations has overtaken industrialised nations, a stark change in global resource requirements from just a few decades ago. More info is available here. With America experiencing a natural resource glut its supplies are now being shipped to other countries to sire their unwavering (and increasing) requirement ...
  • May 9, 2013

    Green Office News: As oil wells get deeper, are the oils becoming smarter or more naive?
    A few years ago, the largest oil spill in history occurred a few hundred miles of the south east coast of America in the Gulf of Mexico. The cleanup operation is still going on and the company responsible, BP, has put aside $46 billion to fund it. The thing is this hasn’t stopped other oil companies ...
  • April 10, 2013

    Green Office News: Can green office consultancy unlock the door to your eco-friendly office future?
    Anyone with an interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability will tell you there is a fair bit of paperwork out there on the subject, and that differences of opinion can be commonplace. To provide clarity on the best way to reduce your carbon footprint, and practice carbon reduction, did you know Wiles Greenworld offer a free ...
  • April 4, 2013

    Green Office News: Green holidays – they’re all the rage
    Although it might be tempting to seek some sun as an alternative to our April snow there is an environmental cost to consider that should be taken into account when booking your next holiday. As short-haul travel gets more frequent and more accessible the carbon footprints of holiday makers is unfortunately set to go one way… ...
  • March 20, 2013

    Green Office News: As comprehensive as you’ll ever see – the Wiles Greenworld recycling service
    Of all the suppliers and service providers associated with your office how many of them can you guarantee recycle all their own waste – and some of yours too. A Wiles Greenworld serviced office can guarantee this however, as our free office recycling service covers 15 different waste streams; helping you reduce your output to landfill ...
  • March 6, 2013

    Green Office News: Do you know what happens to your waste?
    Do you know what happens to your commercial waste after it is collected from your office or place of work? Although MRFs have allowed us to recycle more and send less to landfill, this green growth of waste recovery rates has started to curtail in recent years. Continue for the reasons as to why… Although mixed ...
  • February 26, 2013

    Green Office News: Are you drinking Fair trade?
    Did you know the fair trade movement started over four decades ago? Its conception has sought to respond to the failure of conventional trade to deliver sustainable livelihoods for small-scale farmers in the developing world. Last year sales of all fair trade products here in the U.K rose 19% to £1.6billion, a value 25 times greater ...
  • February 14, 2013

    Green Office News: How green is your office – The bite size test.
    As huge supporters of green office policies and actions we’ve have set up a small 3 part test for you to find just how green your London office actually is. So here we go… Part 1 – Does your office recycle? Wiles Greenworld can help your office recycle 15 different waste streams from your office, delivering ...
  • February 8, 2013

    Green Office News: Your corporate responsibility story can start with environmental office supplies
    It was a day of audits here at Wiles Greenworld HQ, and when you have as many industry and environmental accreditations to maintain as we do, they happen quite regularly. What this means is that if your office is looking to switch to green office supplies, FSC or PEFC paper products or certified recycled office supplies ...
  • February 5, 2013

    Green Office News: How recycling at work can help reduce your carbon footprint
    Carbon reduction is a buzz-word of many of the world’s largest companies as they beef up their corporate responsibility policies to help them drive green office and green business improvements and meet legislation. One way your London office can do the same is to come on board with us and take advantage of our free recycling ...
  • January 24, 2013

    Green Office News: Have you heard of the E.U ETS?
    Did you know that in Europe (and now also in California) there is a fully functioning trading market mechanism for just carbon emissions? The E.U emissions trading scheme has been around for 8 years now, and allows companies in green sectors or those reducing their emissions to sell their surplus of ‘allowances’ to other businesses who ...
  • January 21, 2013

    Green Office News: Wiles Greenworld, the stationery company that collects your recycling when it delivers
    Its not very often you get something for nothing these days, but we have offered an example for over 20 years. If you’re finding your office waste disposal and recycling costs too high there is another way! By coming on board with us we can help you recycle more, collect it free of charge and ...
  • January 15, 2013

    Green Office News: An American (recycling) Dream
    As the country with the largest CO2 rating per capita and the one that has introduced fracking and shale gas/oil to the world you might think the good ol’ US of A doesn’t quite ‘green’ or recycling. However, there is a great deal of green initiatives and recycling that does go on. Our favourite stat from ...
  • January 14, 2013

    Green Office News: A great story about recycling
    If you’re office is looking to recycle more in 2013 look further than this recent news story for your inspiration. To generate just one bag of waste in an entire year is no mean feat, but this shows that is achievable… meaning that it is for businesses too! Wiles Greenworld can help you recycle 15 different ...
  • January 8, 2013

    Green Office News: New year… New Emissions Trading Scheme
    You may or may not be aware that a carbon emissions trading scheme has been active in the Eurozone since 2005 and has raised billion of Euros for renewable energy projects since its inception. On the back of this success, this January has seen the launch of the 2nd emissions trading scheme, this time in California, ...