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Will Saying Goodbye to Oxford's Bins Boost Recycling Rates?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:06:00 Europe/London

A recycling panel in Oxford have put forward some solutions to increase the recycling rate in the county, they have come to the conclusion that if bins are removed from the city centre people will be more aware of the problem of littering.  Some ideas they have come up with includes having recycling bins in the shape of drinks cans and offering a waste service to students when their tenancy has come to an end.  

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Posted By Adam

How to Recycle - Mattresses

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:42:08 Europe/London

When your mattress comes to the end of its life, what do you do with it?  Some companies will pick up your old mattress in receipt of a new one, but if they do not offer that service it is a large bulky item to try and dispose of, but mattresses can be recycled either by using a designated company or if it is in good condition charities will accept them.

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Posted in How To Recycle By Michelle

No Recycling Please - We're Millennials

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:35:31 Europe/London

Research has shown that despite millennials are more likely to pay for a sustainable product they are less likely to recycle than people in other age groups.  Veolia carried out a survey which found that young people aged 18-24 are the most uncaring generation when it comes to recycling.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 9th October

Monday, 9 October 2017 09:34:34 Europe/London

To encourage residents to recycle, Havering have introduced a recycling roadshow which has been set up in the town's marketplace and a local Tesco as part of Recycling Week with the message that recycling can benefit the planet, this is just one of the stories featured in this weeks recycling roundup.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

October Recycling Challenge - Recycle More Metal

Friday, 6 October 2017 11:50:34 Europe/London

Our new series looks at setting a new recycling challenge each month, October is metal recycling.  Cheshire Council are determined to spread the message that metal matters, if all the metal packaging was recycled in Cheshire it would be the equivalent of taking over 1000 cars off the road.  

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Posted in Recycling Goals By jon davis

Recycling is Worth It: Recycle Week 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017 11:32:37 Europe/London

This years recycle weeks theme is 'Recycle It's Worth It' and the message is that there are benefits to recycling all sorts of things that you have in your home.  A recent survey showed that 80% of people in the UK now believe that recycling does make a difference.  What goes around comes around.  

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Posted By Michelle

H&M's Innovation in Recycling Textile Blends

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:05:23 Europe/London

Recently, more and more clothing is being made from a blend of fibres, this makes clothes more comfy to wear but also makes them harder to recycle.  High street retailer H&M has teamed with an organization which can help turn these multi blended garments into new fabrics and yarn. 

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Posted By Adam

Recycling Roundup 25th September

Monday, 25 September 2017 09:05:05 Europe/London

This weeks roundup features a story from the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group saying that it is striding towards its goal of ensuring that the majority of UK retailers will have facilities for recycling paper cups by 2020.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 11th September

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:33:39 Europe/London

This weeks recyclind roundup features stories including data collected from 264 councils regarding their waste collections and recycling, a new company in Greece that reward people for recycling and a new bin which helps segregate waste without the need for manual handling.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Michelle

Young People are the Worst Recycling Offenders

Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:22:29 Europe/London

New data has been released has shown that people aged between 18 and 34 are the worst offenders when it comes to recycling, wuth 25% saying they are more likely to put things in recycling and hoping they were recyclable rather than being completey sure.  In previous surveys DEFRA have round that over half of 16-24 year olds did not recycle at all compared to 85% over 65's.

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Posted By Adam
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