Environment

Young entrepreneurs launch eco-friendly products at Llangollen Food Festival

A teenager from Afonwen is among a group of young entrepreneurs are launching a new range of eco-friendly products at a food festival. The students from the Northop campus of Coleg Cambria will be selling fruit bowls made from vinyl LP records, herbs planted in empty food cans and coasters made from Scrabble tiles at […]

Business leaders urged to be more eco-friendly

A former film company boss has called on business leaders in North Wales to do more to save the environment. The plea from Justin Albert, the Director for Wales for the National Trust, came at a meeting of Wrexham Business Professionals, where he told the packed audience that the damaging effects of climate change were […]

Flintshire construction firm team take to two wheels in drive to help the environment

A FLINTSHIRE construction firm team have taken to two wheels in a drive to reduce their company’s carbon footprint. The group from Hollingsworth Ellery Construction, led by Director Steve Ellery, have smashed their target of biking 500 miles by the end of the summer by leaving their cars at home and cycling to and from […]

Energy experts up for two awards at star-studded green ‘Oscars’

A North Wales company which has installed almost 200 energy systems worth £1.5 million in the past 12 months is up for a brace of prestigious national awards this month. Denbighshire-based Hafod Renewables have installed solar panels for a bakery and a steam railway and has been short-listed in two categories in the UK-wide Energy […]

Green machine’s late birdie clinches title

A six-birdie blitz helped green energy business Hafod Renewables take the Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club Sponsors Challenge. Hafod Managing Director David Jones led from the front as his four-man team had a run of five threes from their second hole – the ninth on the course – after starting on the hole they sponsor, the eighth. […]

Sicilan cook Marina ditches plastic packaging for new range of meals

A Sicilian cook from is ditching plastic packaging to launch a new range of classic Italian meals contained in reusable pottery dishes. Marina Midolo, 51, will be unveiling her authentic lasagne made with homemade pasta at Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. She set up her kitchen at her smallholding […]

Rush of orders for zero carbon homes

A company that makes revolutionary modular homes has got off to a flying start after clinching orders for 62 of its zero carbon properties – including some of Anglesey’s first council houses for decades. The news was revealed during the official opening of the factory of Creating Enterprise Modular Solutions on the Penrhos Industrial Estate […]

Bakery blasts council for mowing down habitat of endangered butterfly

Bosses and staff an eco-friendly bakery are browned off after their wildflower meadow was mown down by council workers. The eye-catchingly colourful blooms at the Village Bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate were designed to brighten up the area and help save the endangered Grizzled Skipper butterfly and the bee population which are under threat because […]

Bakery harnesses the power of the sun for a greener future

An expanding Denbighshire bakery is doubling up to harness the power of the sun as part of a planned move to a more eco-friendly future. Henllan Bakery now runs two bakeries on Denbigh’s Colomendy Industrial Estate, one for bread and one for cakes, and both now have arrays of solar panels to help save money […]

Dedicated band of volunteers keeping local cycle paths open

A dedicated band of two-wheeled volunteers is combining keeping over 80 miles of cyclepaths across Flintshire and Denbighshire open, repairing children’s bikes and protecting wildlife in the area. The North East Wales Cycle Path Volunteers are part of the nationwide network of the sustainable transport charity Sustrans dedicated to making it easier for people to […]