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How to recycle your electronics in Ottawa".

How to Recycle Your Electronics in Ottawa

Technology is advancing at an unimaginable speed; it seems today more than ever and that’s as true in the city of Ottawa as anywhere else. Besides the many benefits it brings, there is one rather big problem – e-waste. It refers to discarded electronic or electrical devices. These may include computers, cell phones, fax machines, […]

Scrap Car Recycling in 3 Steps – How Ambitious EU Targets are Achieved and UK’s Rate Beats the Rest!

On this page: A new approach to recycling scrap cars. Higher standards for facilities that recycle scrap cars Recycling scrap cars: the process Step 1: Depollution Step 2: Dismantling Step 3: Destruction and recovery Driving recycling forward How does the motor industry meet its ambitious scrap car recycling targets? Back in 2015, the European Union […]

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How Much Plastic is Recycled – US and UK Recycling Video Explains

We looked-up how much plastic is recycled on the US EPA website and found a statement that the recycling rate of plastic PET bottles and jars was 29.1 percent in 2017, and the rate for HDPE natural bottles was 31.2 percent in 2017. The total amount of plastics combusted in MSW in 2017 was 5.6 […]

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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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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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Stop Recycling – It’s a Waste Of Time, Energy And Money?

OK, let’s say we were to stop recycling in the UK, surely not much would happen. Maybe we should do that if it’s true that it’s a ‘Waste Of Time, Energy And Money?” Well, that’s OK if you do as suggested in the video and stop buying the stuff in the first place! Is Recycling […]

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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 […]