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    Breaking Travel News (09 Jan 2019)

    Premier Inn launches battery-powered hotel in Glasgow

    PREMIER INN has turned The Gyle at Edinburgh Park into the UK's first battery-powered hotel. The hotel chain is trialling a new 100kW lithium ion battery which has the capacity to run The Gyle hotel for up to three hours. The battery takes two hours to fully charge and will be used for at least two-to-three hours per day, depending on the needs of the National Grid. E.ON supplied and installed the battery technology and will be remotely managing the battery's workload and efficiency from its energy management centre in Glasgow.

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    Other (08 Jan 2019)

    Caffè Nero, Greggs, McDonald's UK and Pret A Manger join cup recycling scheme

    MCDONALDS and GREGGS have announced they are joining a coffee-cup recycling scheme delivered by Valpak. The service allows the fast food restaurants to have used cups recycled by waste collectors for £70 per tonne. COSTA COFFEE launched the scheme in 2018. It has already contributed to the recycling of 41 million cups.

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