06Sep

UK in mid-range performance

Posted on 6th September, 2019

Following the recent publication of the 2017 waste recycling data for Europe, you may have already heard we have dropped to 15th place when it comes to waste generated per capita. At the same time we are mid-range against our fellow Europeans when it comes to recycling and recovery rates and therefore landfill minimisation. The…

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30Aug

Alternatives to plastic bags

Posted on 30th August, 2019

The days of just casually throwing items away should be behind us. In the UK, every council provides bins or sacks for various types of waste to be recycled. Plastic is one of the materials that need to be recycled whenever possible as the risk of not doing so is simply too great to the…

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28Aug

Global concerns adding to the UK’s environment agenda

Posted on 28th August, 2019

With the environment sitting higher on the political agenda globally than for many years, the UK Government will start September with a busy in-tray at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Public interest in the environment remains very high according to a number of surveys, with young and old voicing concern about fires…

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28Aug

A million plastic bottles: recycling isn’t enough

Posted on 28th August, 2019

Humans are purchasing a million plastic bottles every year [source]. Efforts to make changes are slow-moving. Recycling helps, but did you know than in 2016 fewer than half of all plastic bottles were collected for recycling [source]? Doing our bit for the environment goes beyond using a recycling bin. We have to go further back,…

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23Aug

4 Recent Victories for Sustainability

Posted on 23rd August, 2019

For those of us keeping our eyes on how much progress is being made in the fight against climate change, the news can seem unceasingly bleak, between controversial politicians derailing progress and a seeming deficiency in the public will to implement change. However, in spite of all this, there have been one or two moments…

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22Aug

The sizzling environmental benefits of recycling cooking oil

Posted on 22nd August, 2019

  It’s a staple in almost every kitchen in the world. Global usage of cooking oil is estimated at 200 million metric tonnes per year. Used cooking oil is a valuable commodity and can be purified and put to use in the production of many products. With the enormous environmental benefits that come from recycling…

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21Aug

9 shocking statistics about waste

Posted on 21st August, 2019

We are all aware that we need to recycle, cut down our consumption and try and live in a less wasteful way. But just how serious is our waste problem? Is it really such a problem? These nine shocking statistics about waste should get you thinking and ready to act. 1) The average UK household…

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19Aug

Amazing innovations in the recycling world

Posted on 19th August, 2019

Turning our rubbish into incredibly smart solutions to save the planet As we become more aware of the challenges facing our environment, recycling has become an everyday practice for most people in the UK. However, as fears about climate change are rising, innovators and scientists are taking more radical steps to tackle waste. Sustainability has…

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16Aug

5 things you need to know about the circular economy

Posted on 16th August, 2019

Environmentalism, green initiatives and sustainability are terms that can be seen in every newspaper on a daily basis. The need to look after the planet has never been more essential, nor has it ever gained as much media coverage. And while there is no one solution that will solve the impending environmental crisis, there is…

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15Aug

Men less likely to recycle than women because of masculinity fears, study finds

Posted on 15th August, 2019

According to a recent study published in the Independent, men are less likely to recycle than women because they fear it will make them appear ‘less masculine’. The study, carried out by an array of professors at Penn State University, discovered that many men believe they will be mocked if they do things such as…

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