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Will Saying Goodbye to Oxford's Bins Boost Recycling Rates?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:06:00 Europe/London

A recycling panel in Oxford have put forward some solutions to increase the recycling rate in the county, they have come to the conclusion that if bins are removed from the city centre people will be more aware of the problem of littering.  Some ideas they have come up with includes having recycling bins in the shape of drinks cans and offering a waste service to students when their tenancy has come to an end.  

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Posted By Adam

No Recycling Please - We're Millennials

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:35:31 Europe/London

Research has shown that despite millennials are more likely to pay for a sustainable product they are less likely to recycle than people in other age groups.  Veolia carried out a survey which found that young people aged 18-24 are the most uncaring generation when it comes to recycling.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling is Worth It: Recycle Week 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017 11:32:37 Europe/London

This years recycle weeks theme is 'Recycle It's Worth It' and the message is that there are benefits to recycling all sorts of things that you have in your home.  A recent survey showed that 80% of people in the UK now believe that recycling does make a difference.  What goes around comes around.  

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Posted By Michelle

The Myths About Recycling

Friday, 29 September 2017 09:15:51 Europe/London

There are some common misconceptions when it comes to recycling, and we hope to clear up some myths about recycling, for example, shipping companies and cruise liners are responsible for most of the plastic in the ocean, this is a myth, we are all to blame for the amount of plastic that has ended up in the ocean. 

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Posted By Jon

H&M's Innovation in Recycling Textile Blends

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:05:23 Europe/London

Recently, more and more clothing is being made from a blend of fibres, this makes clothes more comfy to wear but also makes them harder to recycle.  High street retailer H&M has teamed with an organization which can help turn these multi blended garments into new fabrics and yarn. 

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Posted By Adam

Why People Don't Recycle as Much as They Should

Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:56:28 Europe/London

With all of the bins, boxes and collection points available, why are people still not recycling?  There are many reasons for this, like too confusing, no incentive and that thet cannot see it makes a difference.  There are even some products which you may not even know can be recycled such as packing peanuts, cooking oil and some forms of paint.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Schools Go Green

Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:34:56 Europe/London

Teaching children about the importance of the environment should start in schools, especially if they are currently learning in an environmentally friendly school.   Howe Dell Primary school is one of the most eco-friendly schools in the world, the desks are made from recycled drainpipes, sink tops are recycled yogurt pots and the toilets are flushed with recycled rainwater.  

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Posted By Jon

Young People are the Worst Recycling Offenders

Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:22:29 Europe/London

New data has been released has shown that people aged between 18 and 34 are the worst offenders when it comes to recycling, wuth 25% saying they are more likely to put things in recycling and hoping they were recyclable rather than being completey sure.  In previous surveys DEFRA have round that over half of 16-24 year olds did not recycle at all compared to 85% over 65's.

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Posted By Adam

Changes to Recycling Services See Increasing Attacks on Rubbish Collectors

Friday, 1 September 2017 09:54:00 Europe/London

Statistics have emerged that assaults are becoming more and more common due to continuing changes in recycling rules.  There are reports of workmen being spat at, punched and even threatened with knives, last year alone there were 339 incidents which was a rise of 27% from the year before.

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Posted By Michelle

Upcycling WiTHiNTENT

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:18:58 Europe/London

If you have ever been to a music festival you would have probably noticed the amount of litter and belongings left by festival goers with one of the most popular being the tent itself.  WiTHiNTENT use fabric from broken and damaged tents and turning them into items of clothing.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Sam
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