Talking Rubbish

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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