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Tap Into Brighton

Tap Into Brighton was a market research project delivered by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC in early 2018, in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and Southern Water. The research was conducted with various restaurants, bars, cafes and events organisers to assess the demand for re-usable drinks containers, to promote South Downs tap water, and ultimately to reduce plastic waste.

The research was informed by the ‘water hierarchy’ model (depicted below) developed by Shelaine Siepel, Managing Director at the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. Using this model, organisations could be assessed based on what they were already doing and where they could potentially be doing more.

The research showed that there were many organisations in Brighton and Hove who were interested in tackling plastic waste and were already trying to do so, though there were barriers to not selling bottled water outright and with promoting tap water to customers.

Tap Into Brighton collaborated with other projects focussed on drinking water and reducing plastic consumption, most notably Refill Brighton & Hove and the Plastic Free Pledge.

Utilise Plus Event Report: ‘Reduce Single-Use’ Networking Breakfast, Billingshurst

Delegates were up bright and early for the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s networking breakfast on the theme of reducing and reusing waste. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to save energy, reducing their costs and greenhouse gas emissions in the […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Whitgift Sports Club

Whitgift Sports Club, based in South Croydon, received a £5,000 Utilise Plus grant in December 2018 for their heating and hot water project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and environmental impact by saving energy. Whitgift offers […]
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Upcoming Events

  • 21/05/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of King's Academy, Ringmer
  • 29/05/2019 8:00 am'Know Your Energy' Networking Breakfast, Burgess Hill
  • 05/06/2019 8:00 am'Community Energy' Networking Breakfast, East Grinstead
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