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A Brief History of Recycling and How You Can Help

Thursday, 28 March 2013 14:41:22 Europe/London

The familiar international recycling symbol is used worldwide to mark products that can and should be recycled. Recycling is nothing new. In fact, as far back as 400 BC, during the time when Plato was the Philosopher in Chief, people discussed the benefits of recycling.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Michelle

Could compartment bins in the home help you to recycle more?

Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:31:15 Europe/London

Think about your process of recycling. Could it be made easier? Do you ever throw something away because you can’t be bothered to go outside to the recycling bin? If the answer to either of these is 'yes' then you will definitely find the below helpful.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Lucy Banks

Are You Getting Your Recyclables Mixed Up?

Monday, 25 February 2013 15:12:29 Europe/London

Organising your recyclables is more important than most people think it to be. Not sorting through recyclables means that when it is collected and sorted through at the recycling plant, a lot of your recycling will end up as waste, which defeats the point of recycling somewhat. For instance, glass recycling requires a high level of quality and when there is cross-contamination, potentially recyclable material will end up at landfill sites.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Karen Louise

Microsoft Learn Where To Put Recycling Bins The Hard Way

Friday, 22 February 2013 12:39:26 Europe/London

Proper recycling has become an important and universal aspect of every home. As recycling has become more and more easy and convenient, greater pushes have been made to be able to recycle more and throw away less. 

While our homes have gotten better at recycling, our businesses are improving more slowly. It is imperative that we begin to understand how businesses of every shape and size can do more to contribute to the collective efforts to be greener.

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Posted By Will Reynolds

What Can Be Recycled In Your Local Area?

Monday, 18 February 2013 16:57:49 Europe/London

It’s shocking how much can be recycled but isn’t. A London-based group, Wastewatch.org, found in a study that households in the UK are recycling more than 20 per cent of their rubbish on average. This figure sounds OK until you realise that over 60 per cent of what we throw away is actually recyclable material. Basic awareness and campaigns of what can actually be recycled from within our households will dramatically bump up that percentage. Recycling is easy, convenient, and more people will if they know exactly what can be taken out of the rubbish bin.

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Posted By By Jon Davis

How To Understand The Recycling Advice On Packaging

Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:37:51 Europe/London

Understanding what recycling labels mean really matters. If this information becomes common knowledge, more people will recycle on a regular basis. Importantly, even for those who know these labels, being fully aware of them allows us to be considerate in the methods we use to recycle, and how often we properly dispose of our waste. This article briefly describes the different recycling and thoughtful disposal labels found on our goods and in our day-to-day activities and what they mean.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Mark Edwards

How Recycling Could Save You Money

Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:28:44 Europe/London

Recycling isn’t only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet, too. Recycling saves your household and your business money. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam Jones

Number crunching: Interesting recycling statistics in the UK

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:03:50 Europe/London

At an individual level, efforts to recycle and its effects may feel small. Many people fail to realise how their small contribution can lead to a great benefit, or great burden, to recycling and environmental causes. Not only do our individual efforts make a large difference, but also our collective ones create incredible consequences. The article lists a few of the more interesting and important facts about recycling.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

5 Common Recycling Mistakes

Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:19:58 Europe/London

Every good recycler does his or her part in helping reduce the amount of non-biodegradable plastics filling up landfills and reducing the number of trees cut down each year to produce our much-demanded paper products.  However, best intentions aren’t always effective. Many people can fail to realise how to best, and even what, to recycle. Below, the article presents five common recycling mistakes and their remedies.

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Posted in Education & Tips By jon davis

Environmental Impacts Of Recycling

Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:52:31 Europe/London

The environmental impacts of our waste are immediate and undeniable. Waste rotting in landfills can create horrible-smelling methane gas that is both explosive and a large contributor to global warming. Incinerating our waste is also troublesome as burning plastics produces toxic substances, like dioxins. Gases from incineration cause air pollution and contribute to acid rain, where the rain’s pH balance is off and can destroy crops and plants. Even worse, the ashes of incineration often have heavy metals and toxins in them that can make surrounding ground water carcinogenic. However, there is a solution, as recycling eliminates or lessens these burdens on our futures and ourselves.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Gary Baldwin

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