According to WRAP, UK businesses produce around a quarter of the UK’s waste. Businesses have a legal and ethical duty to manage waste responsibly and recycle as much as possible. However, there are business benefits too. Here’s how business recycling can save you money and how you can do it better.
How To Recycle
You religiously wash out and recycle plastic containers. But what about recycling soft plastics? You know the ones; the film lids, bread bags, and crisp packets. Look at the label and it probably says they aren’t recyclable. Why is recycling soft plastics so difficult?
Own up, have you got an old laptop gathering dust in the loft or the garage? Technology moves fast so most of us have a fair bit of e-waste cluttering up our homes. Ever wondered how you can recycle it and why you definitely should? Here’s our guide to laptop recycling.
Businesses; what if you could improve your green credentials and save money by making one change? You can. All you need to do is recycle more. Here’s our guide to successful office recycling.
Many of us are making more of an effort to recycle at home now. More businesses are becoming eco-savvy. But what about schools? School recycling could make a huge difference to the fight against climate change. Here’s how.
Dear Recycling Bins, I’m a bit of a wine connoisseur. There’s nothing better than a bottle of red at the end of the week to wind down from the busyness of life. However, I have built up quite a collection of corks. I read somewhere that I can’t recycle wine corks, is that true? If I can’t recycle them, what should I do with them?
Thank you for your question! Synthetic corks and screw tops can go into your recycling bin. However, natural cork is not accepted by recycling schemes. You shouldn’t put it in your waste bin either, as most won’t break down on landfill. But don’t worry, there are ways that you can recycle wine corks.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s more than a mantra, it’s what we need to do to slow down the frightening pace of climate change.
The recent IPCC report on climate change was a ‘code red for humanity.’ It stated that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. It warned of the impact of doing nothing, from extreme heat waves to droughts and flooding. But it also offered some hope. If we cut greenhouse gas emissions, it could stabilise global temperatures. But we have to act now.
We delve into the world of recycling, explain some of the facts, reveal the fiction, and give you a clearer understanding of what happens to those drinks cans, plastic bottles, paper boxes, and glass jars you have just put in your recycling bin.
We all know that it is important to recycle for the well-being of our planet. But did you know that you could make money out of it? Your empty cosmetics bottles, designer shoe boxes, and old mobile phones could be worth a fortune, and you could even cash in on empty cans and toilet roll tubes.
When it comes to recycling, one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure, so before you fill up your recycling bins this weekend, check out our guide below.