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Mattress Lifespan – How to Increase the Life of Your Mattress

Extending mattress lifespan and learning how to increase the lifespan of your mattress, is important on two levels. Firstly, every bit of saving from keeping a mattress for longer, helps to reduce the cost of living. Who doesn’t want that! Second, the amount of waste produced by society can be reduced if every mattress lasts a […]

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UK Waste Management Top 20 Companies

The UK Waste Management Top 20 companies are listed below for 2017/2018 (with their revenues in millions GBP). Summary company background information for the top 5 UK waste management companies is also provided below. Veolia Environmental Services is clearly the largest UK Waste Management Top 20 company in terms of revenue by a considerable margin. Veolia […]

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Zero Waste Events: Purpose Planning and Services Offered

The idea of Zero Waste Events is spreading. Sustainability is becoming a mainstream concept within most organisations and communities across many nations. It’s also becoming much easier to run “Zero Waste to Landfill” events. The purpose is to raise awareness of the impact of their waste among the guests/ attendees, and actually reduce the waste […]

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What is a Waste Transfer Station and Inside MRFs and MBTs

What is a Waste Transfer Station? Well, let us explain Waste Transfer Stations, were once simply depots, often not even roofed where the dust-carts (now called Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs)) would return after collecting each load of rubbish for their bin collection rounds. The RCVs deposit their 3 to 5 tonnes of collected household, and […]

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How to Avoid Single Use Plastics and Why It’s Imperative Not to Recycle Plastic Film

  To Avoid Single Use Plastics today you can adopt your own single-use avoidance policy. Instead of buying items new, save and reuse all paper bags, rubber bands, twisties, boxes, and packaging material to reuse it yourself. Switch from using plastic bags to reusable ceramic, glass or metal containers. How to Avoid Single Use Plastics […]

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Anaerobic Digestion is Now Economically Viable in Europe

Anaerobic Digestion is both a waste treatment technology and a highly sustainable energy technology. Recent rises in energy costs, coupled with EU member state incentives, and waste management policy, now mean that economic viability has been attained. That’s what we said in 2006! In general it is still true, however, in many EU nations, Britain […]

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