Category Archives: Reuse

02Oct

Retailers gear up for carrier bag charge

Posted on 2nd October, 2015

Large and medium-sized retailers across England are preparing for the start of the 5p charge for single use carrier bags, which comes into effect from the beginning of next week (October 5). Under the new law, retailers with more than 250 employees nationwide will be required to charge customers a minimum of 5p for every…

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02Oct

Landfill targets expected in CE package

Posted on 2nd October, 2015

Early indications from Brussels show the circular economy package of laws will focus heavily on landfill reduction when details are released later this year. The latest incarnation of the package – which replaces proposals put forward by former environment commissioner Janez Potocnik in 2014 – will also push for more energy recovery, signalling less emphasis…

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01Sep

England’s recycling rate edges up

Posted on 1st September, 2015

The latest recycling figures released for England show the country is close to achieving a 45% rate. Recycling, reuse and composting reached 44.8% in the 12 months to December 2014, a slight increase from the 44.2% rate the previous year. Defra, which published the final quarter data, suggests the increase was driven by a rise…

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01Jul

New friends abroad

Posted on 1st July, 2015

French Company Envie Strasbourg love the quality of ApplianceCare’s reconditioned domestic appliances and are now buying full artic loads on a regular basis. Envie Strasbourg are based in Northern France and have built up a great reputation for supplying high quality refurbished appliances. ApplianceCare have also started to supply other parts of Europe with Greece,…

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06Dec

Exeter WEEE bank initiative

Posted on 6th December, 2013

WEEE banks have proved a popular choice for increasing B2C WEEE collections with both recyclers and councils throughout the country. During the past 5 years, WasteCare has also used these banks to optimise electrical collections, placing banks in different locations and measuring the collection volumes. In the most recent of these initiatives, 4 WEEE collection…

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11Nov

Developing Appetite for Reused Products

Posted on 11th November, 2013

Research published by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has suggested there is a ‘strong appetite’ for electrical product reuse among consumers despite continued preference for buying new. The study into resource efficient business models found consumers were interested in using repair, rental, and trade-in services, therefore contributing to a more circular economy. But,…

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11Nov

Come and buy your containers

Posted on 11th November, 2013

In 1995 a French-born Iranian-American computer programmer started a small auction website, 18 years later, Ebay now has over 15,000 employees and a revenue of more than $7.7 billion, selling virtually anything to anyone on the planet. It is therefore all the more surprising when a new product appears. In fact last month PackCare launched…

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11Oct

Olleco helps WasteCare choose RWM winner

Posted on 11th October, 2013

This year’s RWM show was a great success with thousands of companies attending to find out more about the world of recycling and the many developments in our industry. Amongst the looming machinery and throng of attendees it was hard to miss the new addition to the show, our very own “Silver Lady”, the WasteCare…

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21May

Climbing the waste hierarchy

Posted on 21st May, 2013

The continued rapid growth of the EeeCare electrical reuse service has grasped the attention of many large manufacturers in recent weeks. The service not only offers a CSR story for manufacturers but also allows them to achieve substantial returns. Last week, Indesit became the most recent addition to the EeeCare family making EeeCare an approved…

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21May

ElectroFarm deals

Posted on 21st May, 2013

The new Electrofarm.co.uk website has now been live a little over a month and the sales are already picking up pace. The refurbished items offered on the site represents the highest grade stock available at our Normanton reprocessing facility with many items still in their original packaging. With this in mind, it is understandable that…

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We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and are applying the recommended health and hygiene practices to all aspects of our operations. Whilst these are challenging times, we wish to reassure our customers that we are maintaining our usual service levels to all our customer where required. We have also launched CliniCare for handling contaminated PPE, contaminated wipes and infectious waste, as well as providing an onsite decontamination service should it be required. For more information regarding availability of service or should you require advice, pleaseClick Here.
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