Sustainability

Posted on 6 September 2022

8 household items you didn’t know you could recycle

Thanks to the entire country’s increased focus on sustainability, and the growth in recycling rates you’ll no doubt already know about the most common materials that can be recycled easily, including paper, cardboard, tin cans, plastic bottles, etc You’ll more than likely have a few of these items lying around your house, so when it comes time to have your annual clearout, make sure that you aren’t just throwing these...

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Posted on 1 September 2022

When to change your mattress and how to dispose of it

Sleep is one of the most important things that we need to stay healthy. Our bodies use this time heal, rejuvenate, process and rest. To ensure we get a good night's sleep we need to ensure our mattress is in good order and can give us the best rest possible. So when do we need to change our mattress?     When should I change my mattress? Most people suggest...

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Posted on 24 August 2022

Businesses paid out £3 million in commercial fly-tipping fees in last 3 years

Ever wondered if those business' and individuals that fly-tip ever get caught? Well they do. This is why it's important to use a compliant waste company when hiring a skip. Following a 300% increase in searches for the term ‘how to report fly-tipping’ in the past year, a new study from sustainable waste management experts, Envirovue, looks into the number of commercial fly-tipping fines handed out in the past three years and the cost...

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Posted on 11 August 2022

How to keep your bins fresh in the summer heat

Summer is on the way but with the heat and hot weather come horrible smells from your bin. Depending where your bin is positioned it can often be unbearable. Needing some assistance on how to combat this issue? Continue reading. Why does hot weather make waste smell bad? Heat and humidity makes waste decompose faster, especially in the case of organic waste or food. This allows bacteria to grow faster...

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Posted on 9 August 2022

Man jailed for illegally importing and burning waste

The Environment Agency reported last week (5 August) that a man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for illegally importing and burning waste “on a large scale” at two sites in Essex. Shane Boutwell of Rivendell Vale, South Woodham Ferrers, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on 2 August after pleading guilty earlier this year, the Agency says. According to the Agency, its officers visited land at Bradwell...

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Posted on 4 August 2022

Is skip hire eco friendly?

A lot of people believe that skip hire is simply about moving big volumes of waste to landfill sites. This is not the case. Recycle, Reuse. Not landfill Companies offering skip hire services have a responsibility to make every effort to ethically dispose of all products that they acquire. This means sorting general waste from recyclables, making sure that it is all disposed of effectively and in an eco friendly...

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Posted on 4 August 2022

The true cost of fly-tipping

In recent years there has been a rise in adverts for skips, van rubbish collections, and waste removals. Some of these companies are legitimate and offer a quality service but some are unlicensed companies/individuals attempting to make an easy profit. These people advertise very cheap rubbish removal services, collect your waste and go to a more rural area to fly tip. How does this potentially effect you?   How big...

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Posted on 2 August 2022

Our 5 favorite plastic free tea bag brands

Who doesn't love a brew? It's no secret that us brits love a cuppa but are you aware that some tea brands still use plastic in their tea bags, meaning that you could be ingesting harmful materials and when you dispose of them you could also be harming the planet? Here is a list of our favorite non plastic tea bag brands that still taste wonderful and are also biodegradable...

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Posted on 17 July 2022

The hierarchy of waste

The waste hierarchy underpins what most of us know about waste processing, but there is more to it than you might think. A Brief History Of The Waste Hierarchy  The waste hierarchy was initially introduced in 1975 in the European Union’s Waste Framework Directive (1975). At the time, the waste hierarchy was not what we know it as today, it was essentially just a list. This changed in 1979 when...

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Posted on 11 July 2022

15 things you can start to do on global population day

World Population Day is an annual event, observed every year on July 11th, which attempts to raise awareness of global population issues. One of the major issues is the depletion of the Earth's natural resources. Conserving the planet's natural resources is a very complex topic, however here are 15 simple things we can do to start reducing the pressure we are putting on the Earths precious resources.   INCREASE YOUR HOMES...

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