Tagged with 'waste'

Is Recycling Properly Just Wishful Thinking?

Recycling experts are saying that a lot of unrecyclable material is getting put in to recycling bins which is then driving the cost up during the recycling process.  This was shown when China banned the importation of plastic waste, because they were receiving so many loads that were contaminated.

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Veolia Opens Up Community Fund

Veolia has announced that the community fund for 2019-2020 is now open for applications.  Various organisations can apply for a share of the £115,000 to help encourage recycling, reducing household waste or prevent carbon emissions. 

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Severn Trent Water Buy Food Waste Recycling Firm

Severn Trent has branched out and bought a food waste recycling company called Agrivert.  Agrivert produces energy from food waste and was bought as part of its Green Power Business, and they say that renewable energy is of strategic importance to them and the country as a whole.  

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Recycling is Everyone's Business

According to WRAP, 25% of the waste produced in England is produced by businesses, you may recycle everything at home but do you do the same whilst at work?   One of the first things to do if you do not already have one is to find a contractor to collect your recycling who are registered with the Environment Agency.

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Scotland's Recycling Rate Rockets

Recycling, composting and the reusing of waste in Scotland has risen to above 60% for the first time, the government is pleased the country is striding towards their target of 70% by 2025.  The chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland has said they are happy with Scotland making progress towards a circular economy and have acknowledged the work done by councils and other agencies.  

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New Waste Collections Come to East Devon

With the recent good weather, a lot of people are trying to spruce up their garden and for residents in East Devon a green waste collection is going to be introduced to help with garden waste.  The new service costs £48 for the year with an introductory offer of a free 240 litre wheelie bin, which will cost £20 extra in the future. 

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