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Author: Rachel Maile

UK Air Quality is improving but there’s a long way to go

A new long-term study, released yesterday, has shown that early deaths linked to poor air quality in the UK fell by half between 1970 and 2010. The improvement is largely attributed to legislation which led to the cleaning up of power stations and vehicles.  However the crisis is far from over. Toxic air is today…
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How a BetterPoints Workplace Challenge got Sarah on her bike

BetterPoints is working with businesses and organisations in Bridgwater in Somerset to motivate employees to be more active and travel more sustainably. Workplaces across the town are taking part in the initiative which we’re running in partnership with Sustrans and other partners.  Sarah, who works locally, is finding the BetterPoints app has had a positive…
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Why commuters should choose greener transport

Congestion cost the UK economy £8bn in 2018, yet car use is the highest it’s been and commuters spend up to three days a year each stuck in rush-hour traffic. Car use is at an all-time high in Britain say ETA, the organisers of Green Transport Week; and, as the roads get busier, really green…
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Air pollution – a challenge most people don’t know how to tackle

Air pollution affects everyone, every day and has far-reaching consequences for health, wellbeing and the environment. It is something many people are aware of but very few know how to tackle. A recent survey showed that 92% of adults think that reducing poor air quality should be a priority for the UK and yet 65% said…
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Richard Kirk moves to CEO role at BetterPoints

BetterPoints is pleased to announce that current Executive Chairman Richard Kirk has been appointed as CEO. After nine years at the helm, Founder Daniel Gipple hands over the day-to-day leadership of BetterPoints to focus his time on strategic issues such as business development and investment as well as speaking opportunities. An experienced business leader and…
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Making your business cycle-friendly

Bike Week is a great opportunity for workplaces to encourage cycling. Here are some ways to make your business cycle-friendly

How businesses can help improve air quality

Air pollution alerts in the UK this year have already outnumbered those for the whole of 2018. Scientists recently announced that air pollution could affect every organ in the human body; and think of the children: outdoor air pollution in Britain is poisoning 2.6 million schoolchildren, while half of parents would move house to avoid…
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Five reasons cleaner air is good for business

Poor air quality is a global issue. It’s not only damaging human health, it’s bad for business. There are many reasons why it’s good business to help improve air quality – here are five. Better employee health reduces absenteeism Poor air quality is recognised as a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation, with…
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BetterPoints to help reduce congestion in Leamington Spa

We’re delighted to announce that we’re going to be working in partnership with Warwick District Council to motivate and encourage local residents to travel actively.

Spring into action: a workplace challenge in Norfolk

The start of May today sees the launch of the Spring Into Action Workplace Challenge in Norfolk.