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Kingsmill achieves first with Carbon Trust label

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgKingsmill has become the first UK bread brand to include the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction label on-pack. It will be used on Kingsmill’s Great Everyday White, Tasty Wholemeal and 50/50 sub-brands from the end of June.A recent study by the Carbon Trust, looking at the manufacturer’s best-selling sub-brands, revealed that both Great Everyday White and Tasty Wholemeal have a carbon footprint of 1.3kg CO2e* per loaf, and Kingsmill 50/50 has a footprint of 1.2kg CO2e.The study was conducted in accordance with PAS 2050 & Footprint Expert, with the three brands representing 80% of Kingsmill’s volume sales. The study identified a number of areas that impacted carbon emissions for the three sub-brands – from growing wheat to baking, packing and distribution – which Kingsmill will aim to reduce.“We’re extremely committed as a brand to understanding the principles of carbon footprinting and identifying areas we can improve upon to reduce the environmental impact of our bakery products,” commented Mark Fairweather, Kingsmill’s CEO. “This is what our consumers expect and we believe is our responsibility as a major brand to fulfil.“Since the Kingsmill brand’s relaunch in 2007, we’ve been working to decentralise the bakery network, which has not only allowed us to increase our regional commercial focus but has also resulted in a reduction of carbon emissions of 8,000 tonnes. “However, we are determined to do more and that is why we’ve been working closely with the Carbon Trust since November ’08 to quantify, reduce and communicate the carbon footprint for each of our three best-selling sub-brands and achieve our goal of operating in a responsible and sustainable way,” he added. * A carbon footprint is the whole life assessment of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) measured in CO2 equivalents (CO2e) and includes a basket of six greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide hydroflurocarbons, perflurocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride)last_img read more

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Tropical oasis up for sale

By on September 28, 2020

first_img58 Gerard St, Currajong.The property itself has two bedrooms, one bathroom, three car accommodation and is on the market for $299,000.It’s on a 452 sqm block and the house has a front patio that leads tot he living room, tongue and groove walls and shaded windows.There is a new kitchen with a gas stove, rangehood, larger corner pantry and plenty of cupboard space.Helen Munro Property selling agent Margaret Hill said it was one of the best residential gardens she had seen in Townsville.“This is the most tropical garden I’ve had the privilege of selling,” she said. “To get this variety of these gingers and heliconias you would usually have to go to Mission Beach.” 58 Gerard St, Currajong.THIS just might be one of Townsville’s best residential tropical gardens.The tropical oasis at 58 Gerard St in Currajong is now looking for a new owner 10 years after the impressive garden was first established.The garden is filled with palms, various varieties of bamboo, heliconias and gingers while there is also an aquatonic garden that not only produces vegetables but can also be used to farm fish. 58 Gerard St will be open for inspection on Sunday from 11.30am-12pm. For more information call Margaret Hill on 0439 716 340. 58 Gerard St, Currajong Leigh Heerschop is selling his house on Gerard St, Currajong, which features a lush tropical garden that he has created.Walking into the backyard the temperature instantly drops due to the shade provided by the canopy.Bright tropical flowers are contrasted against lush greenery with bunches of bamboo shooting up towards the sky.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Owner and green thumb Leigh Heerschop said there was only a sole palm tree in the garden when he first moved in and he had invested about $50,000 in creating the lush backyard.It’s a tropical oasis and it’s actually really easy to maintain once you have it established,” he said. “I had to find a lot of the plants online so for example the painted bamboo I had to buy off eBay. I’ll be sad to leave the garden but I can start again and make another one that’s bigger and better.”last_img read more

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Twisters Grounded By Jets

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters were defeated by The Hauser Jets by the score of 3-0 in Varsity Baseball play.H-010 000 2.   3-7-1OA-000 000 0.  0-5-4OA Hitting.Nick Bischoff 1-2, bbMatty Hurm 1-3Tanner Alley 1-3, doubleTyler Hesselbrock 1-3Cory Schuman 1-3Tyler Hogg 0-2 (reached by error) sbOA Pitching.Matty Hurm 6.1 IP, 3 runs, 2 earned, 7 hits, 7 k, 2 bb, hbp.  Loss.Nick Bischoff .2 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 kVarsity record: 8-5Next game: (5-2) vs. Shawe Memorial (DH) staring at 1 AM.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

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