Love Thy Neighbour

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:03:58 Europe/London

Have you ever been tempted to sneak another bag of rubbish into your neighbours bin?  A resident in Gloucester was dismayed to find that his bin had not emptied because his lid was an inch open due to a neighbour putting another bag into his bin causing the lid to be ajar.  

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Angers as Marks and Spencer Bin Food Meant for Charity

Monday, 8 January 2018 16:03:37 Europe/London

Marks and Spencer has been on the receiving end of some anger after one of its stores disposed of £10k worth of food on christmas eve that had been pledged to be donated to charity.  Despite running initiatives designed to help the environment, it is not the first time Marks and Spencer has been seen throwing food away.  

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The Official Love Food Hate Waste Christmas Waste Chart

Thursday, 4 January 2018 10:37:30 Europe/London

Everyone buys too much food at christmas which then translates into more food waste, recent figures published show that we throw away the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million christmas puddings and 74 million mince pies at christmas.  Love Food Waste have paired with Unilever to help families across the UK cut down on their food waste and shopping bill by 15%.

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Wheelie Strange but True

Tuesday, 2 January 2018 10:37:13 Europe/London

Aside from our usual stories about wheelie bin arson, thefts and other common occurences, we have featured 3 stories that appeared in the news that made us laugh as well as leaving us scratching our head at the same time. 

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Using Solar Power to Boost Recycling

Friday, 22 December 2017 13:48:24 Europe/London

A community centre in New Zealand has begun using a new solar powered wheelie bin lifter for glass recycling.  The machine lifts the wheelie bins that are full of glass and tips them into a storage container, these are then taken away to be manufactured into new glass.  

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Thank You

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:53:19 Europe/London

Great Ormond Street Charity 

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Wheelie Bin News Roundup 18th December

Monday, 18 December 2017 12:17:39 Europe/London

If you think council bin regulations in the UK are tough and confusing, residents of Christchurch, New Zealand have forked out over $50,000 this year alone from flouting local bin laws, if your bin is stolen or damaged it is free to get a replacement so long as it is reported within 24 hours, but many residents do not know this and are paying up to $132 a time for a new bin.

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Recycling Old Clothes for a Good Cause

Friday, 15 December 2017 13:26:01 Europe/London

If you were thinking about being generous over the festive period, a home for abandoned babies is asking for residents of the East London area for donations of clothings including baby clothes to sell in a charity shop to raise funds to help take care of the babues until they are adopted and to help pay the members of staff that are currently working there.  If you are interested there are yellow wheelie bins set up around the area for the clothes.  

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Derby City Council are providing their residents with recipe ideas for their christmas leftovers, the council say they are trying to help reduce the 7 million tonnes of food waste that ends up in landfill each year.  Included in their recipes is a vegetable curry, turkey spring rolls and a chocolate fondant.

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Binmen Turn Detective to Catch Those Who Fail to Recycle

Friday, 8 December 2017 10:53:40 Europe/London

Birminghams refuse collectors have been given a new job title of waste reduction and collection officer, this could mean that your bin men could soon be inspecting your wheelie bins, issuing advice on recycling and even issuing fixed penalties.  All this is down to the city having one of the worst recycling rates in the country and the council estimate that they can save £1.6 million per year if the rates increase.  

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