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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

Recycling Roundup 23rd April

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:39:29 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories about a city in Australia is sending all of their recycling to landfill due to costs, a pensioner has been left with overflowing due to changes in bin collections in his hometown of Dundee, finally Cambridgeshire's recycling rates have been plummeting since 2015.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

US Researchers Develop a Zero Waste Recycling Process for Mobile Phones

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:16:40 Europe/London

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a process to separate fibreglass and resin which are the most commonly discarded parts of a mobile phone.  Most companies that recover e-waste focus on the precious metals like gold and silver, but the University have found way to separate the fibreglass and resin.  

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Posted By Sam

The Good Recycling Guide

Monday, 16 April 2018 12:04:28 Europe/London

The government has big recycling ambitions for this country, but it does not tell councils how they can be met.  Over the country the recycling services provided by the local council differ widely for many different reasons.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Michelle

Is Landfill or Incineration the Solution for Waste Plastics

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:33:00 Europe/London

With China banning the importing of some recycling, many countries are now stuck with the dilemma with how to dispose recyclable waste, especially with plastics.  2 Options are send them to landfill which are slowly filling up, or incinerating, which causes damage to the atmosphere.  

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Posted By Adam

Unilever Trials a New Method of Recycling PET Plastic

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:56:05 Europe/London

Unilever is trialing a new method of recycling PET plastic with the end aim of recycling all waste PET plastic that can be made into food packaging.  Unilever has claimed that only 20% of PET bottles sold worldwide end up being recycled.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 9th April

Monday, 9 April 2018 09:55:17 Europe/London

Stories for this weeks Recycling Roundup include criminals in Germany have reversed engineered the bottle desposit vending machines to pay out for multiple bottles, a business in has invested £250k into the scrap buying and processing facility in Cumbria, and finally a drinks can awareness programme were at the finish line to engage race fans.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

The 5 Best Value Recycling Bins for Schools

Friday, 6 April 2018 09:34:31 Europe/London

School often have restricted budgets when buying recycling bins, so we have compiled a list of the top 5 value for money bins that are ideal for schools.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

First Ever 'Global Recycling Day' Hailed as a Success

Friday, 30 March 2018 09:56:14 Europe/London

The Bureau for International Recycling have said despite still compiling data, the first every Global Recycling Day was a success.  The recycling day called upon everyone to make 7 commitments to reduce waste and recycle more, this included raising the awareness of recycling rules, recycle more e-waste and to reuse items wherever possible.

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Posted By Sam

The Mayor of London Pledges to Increase the Capital's Recycling Rate

Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:41:20 Europe/London

The Mayor of London has promised to increase the recycling levels in London, this is following a plublication of a report on the city's waste.  The findings of the report have showed that households in London want to recycle more but the current scheme in place is holding them back.  

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Posted By Michelle

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