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Using resources more efficiently

With rapidly rising petrol and diesel prices, many motorists are looking to find ways of saving money and fuel. Making fewer journeys is not always possible so people are being advised to look at changing their driving habits to make efficiencies. For example, driving at 80mph will cost about 10%...
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Recycling value of mobile phones

Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile network operators, has been running recycling initiatives since 2002 to reduce the impacts of its products on the environment. By encouraging users to re-use or recycle their old phones; valuable materials and metals, such as silver, can be re-used. This forms part of...
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Making ethical decisions

Following a request for assistance from Japan, the UK International Search and Rescue (ISAR) team has travelled out to Japan to search for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The team of 59 search and rescue experts, four medics and two sniffer dogs has taken 11 tonnes of equipment,...
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Adding value to products and services

A rare diamond has been put on display at the Natural History Museum in London. The stone, called the Sun Drop, is a bright yellow diamond and is the largest of its type in the world. It is on loan from the diamond manufacturer Cora International. One can only speculate...
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The role of market research

Last week Edinburgh Airport was named as one of the top five airports in Europe for providing customer service and facilities. The other airports listed in the top five were Malta, Porto, Zurich and Copenhagen. Customer feedback was measured and collated from 209 airports worldwide to compile the list. Managing...
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The importance of effective management

It appears that the British workforce is dressing less formally these days. A recent poll found that only one tenth of employees wear a suit every day and more than a third choose to wear jeans. The introduction of 'dress down Fridays' over the past few decades has led to...
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Protecting intellectual property

The entrepreneur and founder of the European pallet distribution company Pall-Ex, Hilary Devey, has been announced as the replacement for James Caan on the next series of Dragons' Den. Devey launched Pall-Ex in 1996, having sold her car and house to finance its start-up. The firm now turns over almost...
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Product development

At the recent annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, world leaders highlighted the growing pressure on food, energy and other resources as the global population increases. The Indonesian president said that the world's population could rise by 2 billion in the next 35 years. He commented that...
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