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Are You on the Naughty or Nice Environmental List This Year

Monday, 11 December 2017 09:46:01 Europe/London

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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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

Malta is Europe's Worst Recycler

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:23:38 Europe/London

Malta is Europe's worst recycler, only 6.7% of all waste in malta  despite there being a push towards better waste management, to put it in context the average in Europe is 45%.  The Environment Minister said that recycling would become compulsory under new waste legislation that is currently being drafted.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 4th December

Monday, 4 December 2017 09:23:15 Europe/London

A brand new recycling service in Bath and North East Somerset has seen levels of recycling in the area rocket, since the new service started on the 6th November an extra 10 tonnes of rubbish have been collected on each day.  The new service has proven so popular that the council  have had to hire more staff to distribute boxes.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Belgium is Streets Ahead When it Comes to Recycling

Friday, 1 December 2017 09:28:54 Europe/London

According to latest statistics, Belgium is one of the mos prolific recyclers in Europe with a whopping 81% compared to the average of 65% and this is mainly down to stringent waste regulations, sorting of waste is compulsory which makes the recycling element easier.  

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Posted By Jon

Leeds Council Considers Its Options Over Falling Recycling Rates

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:06:10 Europe/London

Leeds council are reviewing the city's recycling strategy after the recycling rates in the city plummeted.  After reaching 44% in the last decade, the rates dropped to 38% in the last 2 years and it now looks like they are going to fail with the national target of 50% by 2020.  

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Posted By Sam

Recycling Roundup 20th November

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:22:26 Europe/London

With a focus on councils trying to save money, a council in North East Lincolnshire hope to save £430,000 by reducing the collection frequency to align with 75% of councils already, they have found an extra 20 tonnes of recycling were collected when a new fortnightly collection started.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Michelle

Concerns About Data Security Stop People Recycling Electronics

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:22:09 Europe/London

A survey conducted by Repic has claimed that people are failing to recycle electronic goods because they are concerned about the security of their data, a total of 69% of people were concerned about their personal data being stolen or accessed during the recycling process.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Coca Cola Introduces Plans for a More Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:58:58 Europe/London

Coca Cola has plans to unveil a new strategy to reduce packaging waste in Western Europe, they set out a sustainability action plan with a number of targets to included the recycled plastic contentof its PET bottles to 50% by 2025 and work towards making 100% of their packaging recyclable or resusable, this is called the 'This is Forward' campaign.  

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Posted By Michelle

November Recycling Challenge: Recycle More Furniture

Monday, 13 November 2017 09:48:24 Europe/London

November's recycling challenge is to recycle more furniture, there are many ways to get rid of unwanted furniture like calling your local council to come and collect your old.  But there are many other ways like donating to a local charity shop, upcycling or just advertising it for free for someone to collect.  

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Posted in Recycling Goals By Adam

Northern Ireland is now at a record low of sending waste to landfill, as well as an increase of 3.6% to 50% for recycling rates, these are the first set of figures published since new regulations on separate food waste which came into force in April.  Despite a very simple change it has made a significant increase in recycling for the region.  

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Posted By jon davis

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