Education & Tips

Office Recycling - Top Guidelines

Whilst many business in the UK are now keener than ever to ensure that their office recycling systems are in place and being used by all members of staff, there are some very common mistakes which you'll need to avoid if you're thinking of setting up your own office recycling scheme.

Following these tips should help you through the process.

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Eco Friendly Camping

A camping holiday might be the getaway of your choice, there are many camping locations here in the UK, it is important for your to remember to help protect the environment. This is an eco guide to camping.

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Environmental Impacts Of Recycling

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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5 Common Recycling Mistakes

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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Number crunching: Interesting recycling statistics in the UK

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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How To Understand The Recycling Advice On Packaging

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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Are You Getting Your Recyclables Mixed Up?

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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