Category Archives: Waste


Push to recycle more in Warwickshire

Posted on 10th January, 2011

Warwickshire County Council has reported that it is spending over £200,000 per month on landfill bills. This is due to the fact that all authorities have to pay a levy to the government for every tonne of waste that they send to landfill. According to Martin Stott, Head of Environment and Resources at Warwickshire County…

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Do multiple bins work?

Posted on 10th May, 2010

New research has shown that more bins can have a detrimental effect on the amount of waste householders recycle. Staffordshire Council recently gained a mixed response from householders when they issued nine different bins to families in the area. The bins were for garden waste, non-recyclables, food, cardboard, plastic, paper, glass clothes and compost. But…

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Scotland promises funding after release of recycling figures

Posted on 12th February, 2010

The Scottish Government has promised to provide an extra £7m of funding for council waste and recycling services. This follows the release of figures which revealed that the country is a long way off meeting its 2010 target to recycle 40 per cent of municipal waste by the end of 2010. The figures showed that…

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Cut wastage this Christmas

Posted on 16th December, 2009

Christmas is, amongst other things, a time of over indulgence and wastage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By thinking carefully about your actions you can cut your Christmas wastage quite easily. First of all the Christmas tree – you may think you are doing your bit for the environment by using a…

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Pre-budget report includes cuts to waste collection services

Posted on 10th December, 2009

In a bid to save £550m a year in local government spending by 2012-13, local authorities will be forced to cut waste collection services. This could mean that bin rounds are permanently reduced to fortnightly collections instead of weekly. With the general public unprepared to accept fewer collections due to concerns about vermin, a lot…

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Suffolk waste challenge

Posted on 6th November, 2009

Householders in Suffolk have been challenged to see if they can reduce their waste by half. As part of a government trial the ‘Seven Suffolk Streets’ project has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the Defra to attempt the challenge. One street in each of the seven district council authorities in Suffolk will be…

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Waste not, want not!

Posted on 5th March, 2009

Guest story by Paul Machin Many companies approve invoices for waste, power and water without question, but, by auditing usage considerable savings can be easily achieved. The printing industry has many financial concerns and environmental issues are well down the corporate agenda. However, there are many benefits that are achievable from following good environmental practices….

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