Exergy – NewPack

NewPack, a project based throughout Europe and due to end in 2021, is focused on the production of new bio-plastics based on PHB-PLA blends with improved sustainability performance. It is a project run by our new members Exergy. More >

 
 

Cycle-R – Bike Recycling

SWM members Cycle-R is a charity specialising in the recycling of bikes, to reduce waste and ensure the materials are reused for the benefit of the local workforce, cycling in the Cannock Chase area and the creation of training opportunities. More >

 
 

Aston University goes Plastic Free

The aim of this project was to reduce single-use plastic consumption on campus through a number of different means including encouraging behaviour-change such as encouraging use of reusable cups for hot drinks, encouraging tap water consumption, and not using balloons at graduations. More >

 
 

ASAN Wood Saints

The aim of this project, run by our members EnTRESS with ASAN Wood Saints, was to improve the company’s manufacturing process with the identification of suitable laser cutting equipment to expand production. More >

 
 

Floods Happen… Be Prepared!

The Civil Contingencies Unit, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council have led a series of classroom workshops to educate students on the risks involved in a flood situation, and how they can prepare themselves and those around them. More >

 
 

Love Your River Telford

The project included a unique partnership of four government organisations, two non-government organisations, one water company, one university, sixteen community groups and an industry lead environmental group, who worked together to address issues with water quality across Telford More >

 
 

‘Saving Lives with Solar’ Community Energy scheme

In partnership with SWM members Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) and Stoke-on-Trent based, University Hospitals of the North Midlands NHS Trust addressed environmental and social issues by becoming the largest hospital-based solar panel installation in the UK. More >

 
 

Biomass Heating and PV retrofit

Briar Associates investigated the feasibility, then designed and project managed procurement and installation of a roof mounted PV array and replacement of existing gas boilers with a biomass and efficient gas boiler solution. More >

 
 

Penkside Community project

The Penkside Project was set up as a multi-agency partnership to address a range of socio-economic and environmental challenges in the Penkside (Silkmore, Rickerscote and Meadowcroft) area of Stafford. More >

 
 

Derrington Village Hall

Derrington Way Ahead was a pilot low carbon community project to look at ways to help whole communities become more sustainable and help tackle climate change. More >

 
 

Chase Community Solar

CCS was set up with the intention to benefit and create value for the community by working with Cannock Chase District Council to help tenants in their housing stock reduce their energy costs. More >

 
 

AVFC Allotment project

The aim was to develop an allotment project that could benefit young people within the local community and produce organically home grown ingredients for the Club’s kitchens. More >