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Category Archives: Recycling

Food Recycling & Composting Tips

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For years now, food waste in the UK has been hitting crisis levels. With two for one and multi-buy offers so common amongst supermarkets, this should come as no surprise. It’s thought that around 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year – most of which could have … Continue reading

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How plastic affects the environment – and how you can help

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Cheap to produce, relatively durable and easily shaped into all manner of products, plastic is ubiquitous across the planet. Since the 1950s, humans have produced over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic, much of which has ended up in landfills across the globe, or strewn across the natural environment. Further, the amount of plastic produced in … Continue reading

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How to dispose of electronics, phones and gadgets

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Mobile phones, laptops, tablets – if your beloved electronic device has bitten the dust, don’t simply throw it away. Electronic waste, or WEEE items, contain harmful substances, such as toxic metals and chemicals which can cause serious issues if disposed of incorrectly. Instead, they require careful treatment and specialist disposal. In this article we’ll cover … Continue reading

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Rule Changes at Essex Recycling Centres – What Does It Mean for You?

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October 2016 saw the arrival of new rules and regulations for recycling centres in Essex, impacting local businesses and residents. It is now a criminal offence for commercial, DIY and construction waste to be deposited at certain centres, with a further restriction on the types of vehicles that are allowed access. Read on for further … Continue reading

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How to reduce waste in the workplace

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Running a business incorporates a lot of responsibility, and ensuring you run your company in an environmentally-friendly way is one of them. Here we’ve created an infographic of some methods of reducing waste in the workplace, in order to keep your commercial waste down. Download this guide as a PDF

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How to get the most out of hiring your skip

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When hiring a skip, it is important to know how to get the best use possible out of it so you do not need to hire another one and incur unnecessary costs. Here, we run through some of the simple things you can do to ensure that you get the most out of your skip … Continue reading

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The dangers of rubbish and waste mounting up

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Households produce large amounts of waste on a daily basis, and it is no surprise that this waste can quickly mount up, leading to dangerous amounts of rubbish forming unsightly, unhygienic collections. Here, we run through some of the more apparent dangers of rubbish and waste mounting up at any premises. Pests Rubbish building up … Continue reading

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The dos and don’ts of recycling

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Recycling is a topic which has been brought to the attention of the general public quite heavily in recent years. With the onset of proliferating global warming issues, our environment has been quite the cause for concern, and recycling is one effort which the general public can play their part in to help improve the … Continue reading

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