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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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Bad Plastic – 5 Ways to Stop Recycling the Worst Plastics

Want to avoid buying the bad plastic which can’t be recycled? Read-on for five ways you can stop inappropriately recycling bad plastics which can’t be recycled. What if we all could “just separate out plastic bags and containers from our rubbish”, let the nice council people take it away and without having any negative impact […]

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How to Dispose of an Old Mattress

Here’s how to dispose of an old mattress! The obvious answer is to ensure that when you buy a new mattress, you always arrange for your old mattress to be removed by the company that sold you the new one. Their van can be filled with old mattresses when they return to their depot. It […]

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 what needs to be done to meet those challenges.

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How to Reduce Waste in Manufacturing

How to reduce waste in manufacturing is increasingly in the spotlight. That’s because many businesses are saving money through their clever waste reduction strategies. Devising a waste management strategy which complies with best waste management practice is very important. But, we do appreciate that within any business developing a strategy doesn’t come without costs in management […]

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Landfill Mining

We first posted about landfill mining quoting from a CIWM Press Release in October 2008. As below, and now, almost 10 years later we have added our update. So what has happened to landfill mining since 2008? Almost nothing in Europe it seems, but since then, some landfill mining has been implemented, especially in the […]