Education & Tips

Are You on the Naughty or Nice Environmental List This Year

Christmas is that time of year where everyone kicks back and relaxes, but have you thought how Christmas can affect the environment, do you dispose of your leftover turkey or do you salvage the rest and dispose correctly and do you recycle your christmas cards or do you just throw them away?  Below is a fun mini quiz to find out if you are on the naughty or nice list.

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Why People Don't Recycle as Much as They Should

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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Are Electric Cars a Feasible Alternative?

Over the coming years you will more likely see more electric cars on the market, with technology advances electric cars are viable replacements for petrol and diesel cars.  The governemt currently run a scheme where you can get a grant of up to £5000 for anyone wanting an electric car but are they currently worth it, for example if you do not plan ahead you could be strandred if you have not charged your car fully. 

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Where Did Recycling Begin?

Recycling is not a new thing, since the global population has increased the demand for raw materials has been on the rise.  For example in ancient times broken glass was recycled into new items and bronze coins were reused and turned into ornaments in Ancient Rome, more recently during the War everything from scrap metal and cooking fats were used to help the war effort. 

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