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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

Recycling Roundup 20th March

Monday, 20 March 2017 14:02:42 Europe/London

A roundup of this weeks stories include a recycling centre in Carmarthenshire is set to close after they failed to agree a new contract with the local council forcing residents to take their waste to a recycling bank until new arrangements are in place.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Recycling Around the World A- Z : Denmark

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

In Denmark it is illegal to send waste to landfill when it is suitable for incineration, when the waste is incinerated it is used to generate electricity and heat, which makes sense why there is a law in place.  Another country which has a deposit return scheme which prevents 390,000 tonnes of waste ending up in landfill, does this not prove that a scheme works.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World: Canada

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

We head across the pond to Canada for this weeks Recycling Around the World, like most countries their landfill is almost at capacity and Canadas landfills generate 25% of their methane emmissions.  A recycling scheme that was set up in the 90's allowed Canadians access to recycling facilities and this has gone strength to strength with more and more homes gaining access to these facilities.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis
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