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Costa Coffee's Recycling Revolution

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:02:46 Europe/London

Costa coffee is set to become the first coffee chain in the UK to pledge it will recycle the same amount of disposable cups as it sells with the aim to stop the huge number already ending up in landfill which is currently around 500 million.  The company director is hoping that doing this will dispel the myth about coffee cups not being reyclable.

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Posted in Green Champions By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 23rd April

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:39:29 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories about a city in Australia is sending all of their recycling to landfill due to costs, a pensioner has been left with overflowing due to changes in bin collections in his hometown of Dundee, finally Cambridgeshire's recycling rates have been plummeting since 2015.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

2 Sisters Food Group Pledge to Reduce Plastic in Their Packaging

Friday, 20 April 2018 12:36:00 Europe/London

The 2 Sisters Food Group have announced plans to reduce the use of plastic in its operations.  They have set a new plan to reduce plastic packaging by 2020 which include the phasing out of non-recyclable bottles and cups in all of their sites. 

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Posted By Jon

US Researchers Develop a Zero Waste Recycling Process for Mobile Phones

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:16:40 Europe/London

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a process to separate fibreglass and resin which are the most commonly discarded parts of a mobile phone.  Most companies that recover e-waste focus on the precious metals like gold and silver, but the University have found way to separate the fibreglass and resin.  

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Posted By Sam

The Good Recycling Guide

Monday, 16 April 2018 12:04:28 Europe/London

The government has big recycling ambitions for this country, but it does not tell councils how they can be met.  Over the country the recycling services provided by the local council differ widely for many different reasons.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Michelle

Is Landfill or Incineration the Solution for Waste Plastics

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:33:00 Europe/London

With China banning the importing of some recycling, many countries are now stuck with the dilemma with how to dispose recyclable waste, especially with plastics.  2 Options are send them to landfill which are slowly filling up, or incinerating, which causes damage to the atmosphere.  

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Posted By Adam

Unilever Trials a New Method of Recycling PET Plastic

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:56:05 Europe/London

Unilever is trialing a new method of recycling PET plastic with the end aim of recycling all waste PET plastic that can be made into food packaging.  Unilever has claimed that only 20% of PET bottles sold worldwide end up being recycled.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 9th April

Monday, 9 April 2018 09:55:17 Europe/London

Stories for this weeks Recycling Roundup include criminals in Germany have reversed engineered the bottle desposit vending machines to pay out for multiple bottles, a business in has invested £250k into the scrap buying and processing facility in Cumbria, and finally a drinks can awareness programme were at the finish line to engage race fans.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

The 5 Best Value Recycling Bins for Schools

Friday, 6 April 2018 09:34:31 Europe/London

School often have restricted budgets when buying recycling bins, so we have compiled a list of the top 5 value for money bins that are ideal for schools.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

Use Your Loaf, Don't Bin Your Bread

Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:56:50 Europe/London

We throw away over 24 million slices of bread every day in the UK, which equates to half a loaf of bread every month for every person, we have compiled a list of options to help cut down on the amount of bread waste.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

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