The average household in Scotland has £4,000 worth of clothes – 30% of which have been unworn for at least a year – yet each household continues to spend an average of £1,700 every year on new clothes. If everyone in Scotland wore their clothes just three months longer – our carbon, water and waste footprints would be reduced by 5 – 10%.
Supermodel Scot and fashion-forward TV presenter Eunice Olumide – known for her work to help tackle climate change – is encouraging everyone in Scotland to get involved in Pass it On Week this 5 – 13 March by organising their own ‘swap shop’ events. The focus of the campaign is to help keep the things we use – including our clothing – in circulation for longer in order to reduce our impact on the environment.
Bibby Offshore, the leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has developed an innovative vessel share option for clients, which has the potential to provide the subsea industry with significant savings through encouraging collaboration, cost-efficiencies, as well as providing increased productivity.
Unlocking Subsea Productivity (USP) re-evaluates the traditional subsea campaign model, proposing a new alternative structure for how Bibby Offshore delivers services to clients. The concept focuses on a vessel share agreement, with collaboration from several clients, to deliver a single linked campaign workscope that addresses each client’s individual demands.
At this year’s Subsea Expo, which runs from today (3rd) – 5th February at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Aberdeen AECC), igus® will be showcasing its E4.350 ESD energy chain – the largest plastic energy chain in the world, as well as introducing Corry Sutherland, the company’s recently appointed Oil & Gas product specialist.
High-performance plastic brings significant benefits to Offshore industry
The E4.350 ESD energy chain has been developed by igus® specifically for offshore applications, and other industries where oversized cables and hoses need to be guided and protected. In addition to the significant price advantage over traditional steel energy chains, the modern high-performance engineering plastic used in the E4.350 is stronger than steel for a given size and much lighter. It is also inherently resistant to corrosion and weathering, and unaffected by exposure to virtually every type of chemical and petrochemical, as well as by exposure to UV light from the sun.
An alliance of leading trade associations – supporting 2 million jobs across the country – has joined forces to call for a much needed national dialogue about gas uses and supply in Britain. This at a time when the prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers reports that the UK will face an unprecedented electricity supply gap in a decade’s time with a decline of up to 55 per cent as coal-fired power stations are shut and nuclear power stations are decommissioned.[i]