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Viridor Launches the UK's First Hard Hat Recycling Scheme

Saturday, 19 May 2018 10:43:33 Europe/London

Viridor have launched the first hard hat recycling scheme, the scheme looks set to send the complex plastic construction away from landfill, these will then be transformed into new plastic products which include waste bins.  It has been trialled the scheme and so far they have recycled over 1200 hats thus far.  

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Posted in How To Recycle By Michelle

New Waste Collections Come to East Devon

Friday, 18 May 2018 10:34:33 Europe/London

With the recent good weather, a lot of people are trying to spruce up their garden and for residents in East Devon a green waste collection is going to be introduced to help with garden waste.  The new service costs £48 for the year with an introductory offer of a free 240 litre wheelie bin, which will cost £20 extra in the future. 

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Posted By Sam

Things You Should Never Put in Your Recycling Bin

Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:34:03 Europe/London

Everyone should be trying to recycle as much as they can but in some instances what do we do with certain items like lightbulbs and packing peanuts, we have produced a mini guide on what to do with some of these items.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

Parents Gearing Up for Toronto's First Zero Waste Fair

Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:24:06 Europe/London

Toronto are gearing up for their first Zero Waste Fair, organisers of the event say there has been a growing interest in waste reduction over the last few years especially with the growing problem of plastic waste.  One company that is going to be there has introduced initiatives like baby car seat recycling which is the only one in Ontario.

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Posted By Michelle

Residents in Queensland face having their bins removed if they do not recycle correctly, due to China's ban on recycling, the cost of the recycling services has rised by $2million.  A plan that has been put forward that would bin tagging, residents who frequently put out contaminated waste risk losing their bin.  

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Posted By Adam

Recycling Roundup 7th May

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 10:09:28 Europe/London

Stories this week include a new app being introduced which sends notifications to residents phones to remind them when to put their recyclables out, children at a childcare nursery have started collecting bottletops to help contribute to recycling, and finally the Environmental Secretary has just opened a new fridge recycling plant.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Jon

Recycling Lives Given a Queen's Award

Friday, 4 May 2018 14:00:39 Europe/London

Recycling lives has won a Queen's Award for the third time, the award is the highest award that can be given to UK businesses for international trade.  This time the award was given for processing waste for businesses like John Lewis and BT and recovring metal and plastics for recycling. 

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Posted By Sam

New Recycling App Encourages Us to Recycle Clothes....

Monday, 30 April 2018 13:37:25 Europe/London

A new app has been launched to encourage people to recycle their unwanted clothes with the incentive to buy more clothes....Around £140 million of unwanted clothing ends up in landfill in the UK with more than 60% of homes having unwanted clothes in their house.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

Could Plastic Eating Enzyme Revolutionise Recycling?

Friday, 27 April 2018 10:16:52 Europe/London

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have accidentally discovered an enzyme which can digest plastic, which could revolutionise recycling.  The enzyme is PETase which is a nautrally occuring bacteria which was first discovered in a Japanese recycling centre back in 2016.

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Posted By Sam

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

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