Talking Rubbish

Posted on 10 October 2023

30,000 New Battery Recycling Points Coming Your Way

A Green Initiative Over the years, the importance of recycling has grown exponentially. With the surge in electronic devices, the need to recycle batteries has become more crucial than ever. Now, there's some electrifying news on the horizon. The battery compliance schemes have united to roll out "Battrecycle." This groundbreaking initiative aims to establish 30,000 collection points for those batteries gathering dust in your drawers. And the best part? An...

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Posted on 25 September 2023

Westminster fines firms for waste left on the street

Recently, two businesses situated on Edgware Road, Westminster, London found themselves facing substantial fines of £505 and £1,025. These financial penalties were the outcome of a meticulous investigation conducted by Westminster Council's city inspectors, revealing instances of waste being improperly left on public streets. Here's the twist: Both businesses were unable to produce a vital document known as a Waste Transfer Note - an indispensable requirement for the lawful and...

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Posted on 5 September 2023

EU’s New Legislation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Smartphone’s Battery Life and a Nod to the Good Ol’ Nokia Days!

The EU is Shaking Things Up, and Your Smartphone Will Thank You! Have you ever been frustrated by your smartphone's battery dying on you way too soon? Well, the European Union is about to make your life (and your phone's life) a whole lot better. They've just passed a groundbreaking law that requires smartphone manufacturers to design batteries you can easily replace. Imagine that—a phone that doesn't force you into...

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Posted on 4 September 2023

Aldi Takes a Green Leap: Bidding Adieu to Single-Use Cutlery

In a bold move towards sustainable practices, Aldi has recently announced a significant change in its Food to Go range. The supermarket giant will be discontinuing the use of single-use cutlery in a bid to promote the adoption of reusable alternatives. This decision is expected to have a notable impact. Aldi estimates a reduction of approximately 10.5 million wooden forks commonly found in their salads and pasta bowls. Translating into...

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Posted on 24 August 2023

Rugby’s 2030 Eco-Strategy: A Playbook for a Sustainable World

Climate change isn't just a buzzword; it's a reality that's affecting us all, including the world of rugby. As a sport with global reach—boasting fans and players in over 120 countries—Rugby has both the platform and the responsibility to make a difference. The Blueprint for Change World Rugby's "Ecological Resilience Blueprint 2030" is more than just a document; it's a commitment and a roadmap. It outlines how the sport plans...

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Posted on 16 August 2023

Women In Waste: Grace Miles – Breaking Barriers and Paving the Way

In an industry marked by rapid advancements and continuous challenges, it's heartwarming to come across stories that resonate with both passion and family values. Enter Bucks Recycling, a leading Waste Management Company located in the heart of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Established in 2000 by the formidable Tricia Murray, it stands out as the only mother-daughter run skip company in both counties. With Tricia at the helm as the Managing Director...

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Posted on 10 August 2023

From Pink Paint to Landfills: Barbie’s Blockbuster Movie and the Not-So-Pretty Side of Plastic Toys

When the much-anticipated Barbie movie hit the silver screen, the planet was left grappling with a sudden shortfall in fluorescent pink paint—a fascinating headline, to say the least. Yet, this was merely a precursor to a larger issue. The rise of movies and television series as cultural icons drives the toy industry into overproduction, and with that comes an often overlooked problem: a staggering amount of plastic waste. Recall the...

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Posted on 24 July 2023

A Greener Future with Cinco’s Introduction of Electric Vans

At WasteOnline, we are thrilled to applaud our esteemed supplier, Cinco, for their significant stride towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. Cinco's recent decision to add electric vans to their roster for rubbish collection is truly commendable and sets an inspiring example for the entire industry. Lower Carbon Emissions: Leading the Way in Sustainability Cinco's transition to electric vans for rubbish collection reflects their dedication to reducing carbon emissions. By choosing...

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Posted on 18 July 2023

Absolut Vodka Tests Paper Bottle in Collaboration with Tesco

  Absolut Vodka, a global spirits company, is taking a significant step towards sustainability with its latest initiative—a three-month test of its single-mould paper bottle. The bottle, made in partnership with Paboco (the Paper Bottle Company) will be exclusively available at Tesco, a leading British supermarket chain. This groundbreaking trial not only introduces paper-based bottles commercially but also reinforces Absolut's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and creating a fully...

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Posted on 3 July 2023

Salvation Army unveils plans for polyester recycling plant

The Salvation Army has some exciting news! They're spearheading a unique initiative to recycle used polyester clothing into handy pellets, ready to be turned into brand-new attire. This innovative venture, based in Kettering, Northamptonshire, is set to give the concept of 'fashion recycling' a whole new meaning, in an effort to curb clothing waste. With over half a million tonnes of polyester textile waste generated in the UK annually, this...

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