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8 Simple Ways Broke Students Can Be Environmentally Friendly

Living environmentally friendly as a student is not all about buying expensive organic sustainable products. Money is often a concern for students, however, there are plenty of cheap ways to live sustainably. Here’s how to be an environmentally friendly student on a budget.

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5 Plastic Packaging Alternatives For Your Small Online Business

Your online business couldn’t function without plastic packaging. But as you send out another order packed with Styrofoam peanuts or wrapped in a plastic bag, stop. What if you could reduce your footprint and your costs in one go? Here are the affordable plastic alternatives you should be using.

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Top 10 School Recycling Bins

School recycling bins play a huge part in reducing waste. With just over 32,000 schools in the UK, there’s a lot of waste to deal with. However investing in recycling bins for your school doesn’t just help the planet. It keeps your waste disposal costs down.

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Clothes Recycling Tips: What to do with Unwanted Clothes

It’s time to clear out your wardrobe and maybe the linen cupboard while you’re at it. But what do you do with all those unwanted clothes, blankets, and duvet covers? Before you throw them away, stop and think about whether you can recycle or reuse them. Check out our clothes recycling tips here...

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Can I recycle wine corks?: Dear Recycling Bins

Dear Recycling Bins, I’m a bit of a wine connoisseur. There’s nothing better than a bottle of red at the end of the week to wind down from the busyness of life. However, I have built up quite a collection of corks. I read somewhere that I can’t recycle wine corks, is that true? If I can’t recycle them, what should I do with them?

Thank you for your question! Synthetic corks and screw tops can go into your recycling bin.  However, natural cork is not accepted by recycling schemes. You shouldn’t put it in your waste bin either, as most won’t break down on landfill. But don’t worry, there are ways that you can recycle wine corks.

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Dear Recycling Bins… Can You Make Recycling Easy?

Dear Recycling Bins,

I’m officially fed up with recycling! Of course, I want to do my bit for the planet. However, all the sorting, washing, and confusion has made it a real chore. How can I make recycling easy?

Thank you for your question and we definitely understand your pain! Recycling can seem like a chore and the rules can be confusing. On the other hand, in light of the recent ‘code red’ climate report, recycling is still so important for the planet.

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What Kitchen Bins Will Fit in My Space?

There’s a lot to love about urban living, who doesn't love a kitchen bin? Maybe you live within a stone’s throw of where you work and there’s always plenty to do, not to mention the fancy apartment you live in. But there’s always a compromise and when it comes to modern city life, it’s usually space.

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Dear Recycling Bins: Family Drawings

I’m a parent with a problem. My little one is now no longer so little but my loft, spare room, and garage is chock full of baby and toddler gear. Little people do come with a lot of stuff! I want my spare room back and my other half keeps complaining about the state of the garage, so I need to get rid of some of the clutter. The thing is, I don’t want to throw some perfectly good things in the bin. What do I do with all my baby gear?

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Dear Recycling Bins: What Can we do About our Bulging Bins?!

This weeks question aims to help answer the common age question and give advice on how to reduce the amount of household waste to stop the bins from overflowing before collection day

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Weekly Recycling Challenge: Show the Planet Some Love

Valentine’s Day has been and gone, but in this blog we want to remind you that as well as your other half, there’s another thing you should be showing some love to and caring about all year round; our planet. Here’s how you can show the planet some love. Try to do as many things on the list this week!

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