Reliance on landfill in the UK is decreasing, but is zero waste to landfill and the end of landfill a real prospect in the foreseeable future? The latest waste data from the Environment Agency (EA) shows that reliance on landfill in England and Wales continues to decrease, with significant increases in inputs to other treatment […]
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Although in many nations recycling rates continue to rise, and since the Paris Climate Change summit in December 2015 more and more people are seriously concerned about their environment, many people are still confused about how to do their recycling. In this article, we will explain in simple language the main types of materials which […]
The things we all should really be doing in order to reuse and recycle our own garbage, including when money is tight.
Back in 2014, many local councils introduced fees for collecting bulky waste, those items such as fridges, freezers, beds and mattresses. As a means of cutting their own costs, many councils felt that fee payments were a good idea but this was a view opposed by many for bringing with it the possibility of increased […]
What Should You Do With Your Old Mobile Phone? Mobile phones are at record demand levels, with new releases every year encouraging consumers to replace their old models with the latest innovations. But what happens to those old mobiles? Usually, they are locked away to gather dust, or thrown away and added to what is […]
The Arguments in Favour of Recycling â€“ What you need to know! By now, weâ€™re familiar with the ecological and environmental arguments for recycling, not only to benefit ourselves but also the future generations. Although responding to our personal responsibilities in this way is a good thing, there is still the wider community conscience and […]
Renewable resources are things like water, soil, air, forests and animals.
Waste incineration has continued to grow in the UK and many other countries as a proportion of the total residual waste stream. It has to be accepted that it is a highly effective method to divert waste away from landfill, due to the fact that as a proportion of the original input tonnage, the ash […]
The UK Landfill Tax rate which has been raised every year since 1999 is now Â£80/tonne for every cubic metre of waste placed in a landfill. Next year (2015) it will only rise in line with inflation (the Retail Price Index – RPI),Â Chancellor George OsborneÂ announced in the budget in March of this year. But, it […]