Julia Hailes MBE


" I wear many hats, but they're all green."

News 2011

Since September 2011, I have been focused on setting up E for Good and campaigning on e-waste. However, there is some other news too – covered
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  • Newcastle University MBA Sustainability Challenge (Jun11)

    As part of Newcastle University's  Sustainable Business Week, MBA Business students from Scotland and Nothern took part in a competition sponsosored by Procter & Gamble.   The students had to make a presentation on how they'd respond to a live issue faced by an organisation...

  • Inspiring E-Waste Company Leads on Re-Use (Oct11)

    I went to Grantham to visit a company called EnvironCom .   If I'd been only a year ago, it would have been no different from other E-Waste recycling plants...

  • Recycled Nappies – Visiting Knowaste (Oct11)

    In 2011 I visited Knowaste, a newly set up nappy recycling plant.  Actually, it’s not just nappies they’re recycling but incontinence pads and sanitary products too – in the trade, this is known as ‘offensive waste’...

  • National Trust - Sustainable Business Workshop

    What a brilliant slogan - Forever For Everyone.    I was one of two outside speakers at the National Trust's sustainability workshop, which was looking at how to make this slogan mean something across the whole organisation...

  • Interface Carpets - Tomorrow's Natural Business (Jul11)

    Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface Carpets radically changed his approach to business in 1994, after reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawkens.    I went to a workshop at Interface hosted by Andy Middleton from Tyf...

E for Good

In 2011, I set up E For Good, with Melinda Watson .We’re campaigning to reduce the amount of electrical waste (e-waste) as well as setting up systems to increase repair, reuse and efficient recycling. This is the focus of my work in 2012.

Hot Topics

Baby Business Campaigning Carrier bags Cleaning Communications Communities Consumers Detergents Disposables E-waste Eco-renovation Education Energy Food Government Green building Household M&S Media Nappies P&G Packaging Plastic bags Plastics Recycling Schools Supermarkets Sustainability Waste

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National Trust – Sustainable Business Workshop

What a brilliant slogan – Forever For Everyone.   I was one of two outside speakers at the National Trust’s sustainability workshop, which was looking at how to make this slogan mean something across the whole organisation.   Whilst the Trust has superb examples of sustainability in practice, they’re looking at what they might do across the whole organisation.  And hopefully take a lead!


Interface Carpets – Tomorrow’s Natural Business (Jul11)

Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface Carpets radically changed his approach to business in 1994, after reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawkens.   I went to a workshop at Interface hosted by Andy Middleton from Tyf.  Entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Natural Business’, the workshop aimed to show how biomimicry could be used as a template for creating organisations fit for a different future.   Adnan’s Brewery was a great case study.


Proctor & Gamble Baby Care Advisory Group (Jun11)

I’ve sat on P&G’s Expert Advisory Panel for Babycare since is started a few years ago.  The fourth meeting was held in June in Geneva and had several new participants.   Most interesting to me was the new focus of looking at nappies and baby care in developing countries.  Also the innovations that are coming through.  Please click here for link to the fact sheet I’ve written comparing re-usables and disposables.


EDF Energy – Somerset Green Schools (Jun11)

There were five finalists in EDF’s Somerset Green Schools Challenge.  And prize money of £15,000 to be shared depending on what the judges considered to be the best project.   Crispin School from Street were well deserved winners of £10,000 – they’d really thought about the issues and had them costed out too.  Fellow ‘dragons’ or judges were Lord Cameron of Dillington, Rupert Cox (Chairman of Somerset Chamber of Commerce) and Darren Towers, Head of Sustainability at EDF.


Project Dirt – Timberland Earthkeepers Competition (Jun11)

It’s the second year of the Timberland Earthkeepers competition for community projects – and I’ve been a judge both times.  From bee-keeping to fruit growing, from river cleaning to local markets, the over-riding theme is that lots of people are involved on a voluntary basis.  Project Dirt pull it all together but also work throughout the year encouraging and promoting these sort of projects.


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