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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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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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Why You Should Recycle Metals and What Metals Can be Recycled

10 million tonnes of metal was recycled in the UK in 2018, the British Metals Recycling Association reports. Recycling metal is one of the best ways we can reduce waste — and it’s also essential for the environment. Recycling raw materials, including metals, slashes carbon emissions by 200 million tonnes each year. Whether ferrous or non-ferrous […]

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Greenhouse Gases Effect – 5% Reduction with Circular Economy Measures Achievable in AD Sector

The greenhouse gases effect can readily be reduced, amounting to a 5% reduction of UK GHG emissions and similar reductions achieved in many other nations by continuing to implement already agreed, EU Circular Economy Measures. That’s what the Press Release below (by UK AD trade association ADBA) says. This is achievable within the Anaerobic Digestion […]

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To Continue Reducing Waste – Understand the Psychological Factors

To continue reducing waste and apply the circular economy, understanding the psychological factors will become essential. When something is broken, I’ll normally try to get it fixed before it goes into the bin. But, I am in the minority it seems. In a conversation with a colleague the other day, I was shocked to hear […]

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Waste to Resources Transition – Help for UK Businesses

Helping businesses use resources more efficiently and divert more waste from landfill. This is to be a top target for the Environment Agency over the next five years. The new corporate strategy Creating A Better Place 2010-2015 also outlines the key waste-related challenges that are facing businesses and communities over the next five years and […]

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