How to Reduce Waste Over Easter

Friday, 19 April 2019 14:53:01 Europe/London

As well as the chocolate eggs being full of packaging, there are also other aspects of waste to consider, including food waste from having the family over for dinner.

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The Reducing Waste Series: Health Care

Friday, 29 March 2019 11:06:38 Europe/London

The NHS is under more pressure than ever before. It’s under financial pressure, the workforce is stretched to its limits, and it also needs to reduce its carbon emissions - all reasons why it has to reduce waste and use its precious resources more efficiently. 

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Parking Is Wheelie Out of Hand on a Birmingham Street

Monday, 25 March 2019 13:39:48 Europe/London

Residents on a Birmingham street are so pushed for parking spaces that they are using wheelie bins as cones to make sure they can park close to their homes.

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Reducing Waste: Schools

Friday, 22 March 2019 13:36:54 Europe/London

Schools in England throw enough waste away every day to fill 185 double-decker buses! Most of this waste could be avoided by reducing waste, reusing items, and recycling wherever possible. If schools cut down on waste, it’s good news for budgets and the environment. Here’s our guide on how schools can be greener.

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 22nd March

Friday, 22 March 2019 12:21:30 Europe/London

The latest Wheelie Bin Roundup features an amusing story from Cheltenham Races, a new wheelie bin pilot scheme by Redbridge Council and an inspiring story from Derbyshire where local business and community groups have helped raise £100,000 for a children and young people hospice with the help of three wheelie bins!

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Reducing Waste - Food and Drink Processing

Friday, 15 March 2019 09:25:12 Europe/London

If you already own a food and drinks manufacturing business, you already know that you would get through huge quantities of raw materials, energy and water, but if you use these resources efficiently, you can really reduce your costs and help increase your profits.

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Bexley Plans to Ditch Recycling Boxes for Wheelie Bins

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 09:24:18 Europe/London

Bexley is the best performing borough for recycling in London and it is planning to cut £450,000 per year by moving to wheelie bins instead of recycling boxes and reducing the frequency of collections.  A new proposal involves switching to three recycling boxes instead of two wheelie bins.

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How Gardeners Can Help Fight Plastic Pollution

Friday, 8 March 2019 15:33:06 Europe/London

We discard millions of plastic bottles on a daily basis, but could you not upcycle these in your garden?  For example, why not cut out a rectangular opening on the top of the bottle and will it with compost and plants to make a bee-friendly planter.  

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 4th March

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 14:01:14 Europe/London

This weeks Wheelie Bin News Roundup features stories including teenagers have derailed a train when they placed a wheelie bin in the middle of the tracks, communal bins have been introduced into blocks of flats to try and reduce the number of wheelie bins on the pavement, and finally a pretty village in the New Forest has been strewn with rubbish as ponies and donkeys are getting into the rubbish bags 

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Reducing Waste: Retail

Thursday, 28 February 2019 10:56:47 Europe/London

Packaging is the biggest source of waste in the retail industry, the best way to combat this is to not produce it in the first place, if this is not an option you would need to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste.  

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