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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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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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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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2009 Dawn of the Circular Economy 1st Year Landfill was More Expensive than Recycling

In 2009 in the UK a number of things came together which changed the waste management scene like never before. Waste, Yes! Common rubbish became a resource and an opportunity.

At Last Recycling in the UK Truly Makes Sense at the Bywaters Recycling and Recovery Facility, Bow, London

Recycling is taking off in the UK! Find out how the UK industry has reached a profitability tipping point, and how one commercial recycling company is providing a leading recycling facility and waste management service for forward thinking industrial and commercial waste clients throughout London.

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Construction Waste Management pdf – How to Recycle in Accordance with UK Permitting Regulations

The CECA has issued a very useful free construction waste management pdf. In applying good construction waste management, it’s easy to aim to recycle waste, and save money on waste disposal as well, but before long a hard question arises: “How to Recycle Construction Waste in Accordance with UK Permitting Regulations“. Life can become a complicated for […]

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Food Waste Reduction – Preventing Waste Food from Being Sent to Landfills

In this article, we discuss Food Waste Reduction. It’s essential for preventing waste food from being sent to landfills, and how this eventual outcome makes action on food waste reduction before a ban is implemented ever more essential. Reducing food waste has been quite reasonably seen in many countries as the next big step in the battle for […]

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Ideas for Reducing Your Own Waste and Saving Money

Read on for ideas for reducing your own waste and saving money Each and every one of us can do something to assist our world, beginning right where we are, right now. Not everybody can pay to contribute money or time to a cause. Nevertheless there are limitless techniques that will reduce a person’s contribution […]

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Zero Waste to Landfill Achieved by Moy Park While Doubters Remain to be Convinced

The Waster himself has remained a sceptic on the ability of companies to hold true to their bold statements about achieving that utopian aim of “zero waste to landfill” let alone “zero waste”. We would all like to think that those suffering from “bad neighbour landfills” on their doorstep, will soon wake-up to find their […]

Zero Waste Disadvantages – Is Not Sending Any Waste to Landfill Really Such a Good Idea?

Ending Landfill sounds great! But, there are  the Zero Waste Disadvantages. We decided to answer the question: “Is the goal of not sending any waste to landfill really such a good idea?” The idea of “zero waste” has now become very popular with the public around much of the world, but is it really so […]

Zero Waste to Landfill and Recycling at the End of 2012

Zero Waste in its literal interpretation is a fabulous idea (as is even the lesser target of “zero waste to landfill”), but not so easy to achieve. Untold billions are being spent by governments worldwide to increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste which ends up in landfills and good progress has been achieved […]