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Can Fireworks Be Recycled

Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:41:32 Europe/London

Firework night has been and gone now but are they recyclable?  They generally cannot be recycled and should ideally be soaked in water after use to ensure the flammable materials are removed, sparklers also do not have the ability to be recycled due to the metal being coated in many different fuels and oxidisers.  

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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

Why People Don't Recycle as Much as They Should

Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:56:28 Europe/London

With all of the bins, boxes and collection points available, why are people still not recycling?  There are many reasons for this, like too confusing, no incentive and that thet cannot see it makes a difference.  There are even some products which you may not even know can be recycled such as packing peanuts, cooking oil and some forms of paint.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

How is Recycling Sorted?

Monday, 31 July 2017 13:38:49 Europe/London

After you have washed and placed your recycling in your bins or boxes for collection, do you know what happens to it?  Well after it is collected it has to be separated further and any contamincation is removed well before they can be made into new products and materials. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment

Friday, 28 July 2017 10:18:44 Europe/London

It is always reported that recycling is best for the environment, but are they wrong?  For example some councils have an all in one recycling scheme where all recyclables are put in the same box and the processing plant separates them, this causes extra sorting and more machinery being used which produces more pollution.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

Recycling Roundup 12th June

Monday, 12 June 2017 08:53:47 Europe/London

This weeks recycling news takes features a story on a zoo starting a mobile phone recycling scheme to help highlight the problem of small e-waste on the environment, and a Hull recycling centre which is going to be closed for 2 days a week despite there being an increase of flytipping.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Recycling Roundup 15th May

Monday, 15 May 2017 09:05:23 Europe/London

In the recycling news this week we take a look at 2 big stories, 1 which includes the potential danger batteries can cause when they are not recycled correctly, and the other looks at the coffee company Nespresso and how they are trialing a pod recycling scheme when you sign up the Nespresso Club.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Recycling Roundup 1st May

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 09:04:31 Europe/London

One of the biggest stories that appeared this week came from Wales, Wales have a high recycling rate and threatened to fine any councils which did not meet this targets and 3 councils failed to do so.  However on this occasion they refused to fine the local councils which has drawn some criticsm.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Green Champions - Nissan

Friday, 21 April 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London

Car manufactureres Nissan are this weeks Green Champions, Nissan have the belief that people, vehicles and nature can co-exist in the modern world if the correct adaptations are made.  Japan's ministry of the environment endorsed Nissan as an Eco-First company in their efforts to reduce emmissions.  

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Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z : Japan

Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London

Recycling is important in Japan, with a large population and little lady, there isn't much option so there is no wonder that Japan currently recycles around 50% of waste,  and one of the ways this is achieved is making laws regarding recycling.  Tourists are not exempt from the recycling laws.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

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