Tag Archive: recycling

5 Tips for Recycling in a Small Space

As recycling becomes a norm in our day-to-day lives, it takes up a lot of our energy to not become complacent and revert to old habits! In a recent DEFRA report, levels of waste recycled in 2015 have dropped for the first time since 2011. One of the obstacles to an ideal waste management system is the amount of space that is available to us. A cramped and small space makes recycling an unsightly chore that we’d rather skip. Saving ourselves the trouble of finding some space for glass, paper and plastic waste, and of emptying it, is much more… Read more

5 Ways to a Greener Workplace

5 Ways to a Greener Workplace

Creating a greener workplace is more challenging than creating a greener living one. Battling structures, tight budgets and human habits is no mean feat! The British Assessment Bureau claims that ‘bad waste practices are costing UK businesses at least £15 billion per year’. However, there are 5 areas you can improve by making small changes, potentially leading to the adoption of greener habits! Select and practice a few points per area, and notice how your contribution can help rewire your workplace into the green ideal it could be. In each area, we recommend indoor or outdoor bins for your business as well! 1…. Read more

Dealing with an Overflowing Wheelie Bin?

Dealing with an Overflowing Wheelie Bin

So you have just finished tying up your refuse bag and walked out to place it in your wheelie bin… only to find out it’s completely full? The bin collection is another four days away and there is absolutely no place in your wheelie bin. Don’t worry, we sometimes underestimate the amount of household waste we produce and are shocked to see an overflowing wheelie bin! Depending on your local council, some wheelie bins will not be collected. This includes wheelie bins with a lid that can’t be fully closed, are too heavy, or accompanied with extra refuse bags on… Read more

Circular Economy: EU Recycling

The UK has scrapped the idea of Europe setting new targets for recycling regardless of the warnings from the EU’s environment commissioner that the measures won’t be up for negotiation. Targets for household waste recycling are expected to be discussed in an upcoming EU ‘circular economy’ package despite the UK believing that any new targets should be put on hold. The UK reportedly would like a greater emphasis on other measures like voluntary agreements with industry and incentives to reward positive behavioural changes. Per year the UK scraps seven million tonnes of food, with several millions more tonnes of electrical… Read more