Greenpeace Gives Advice on Reducing the Use of Plastic Bin Bags

Monday, 5 March 2018 15:41:59 Europe/London

Greenpeace recently presented a petition to Parliament in New Zealand calling on the government to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.  It is estimated that residents of New Zealand use 1.6 billion plastics bags each year which is bad for the environment.  Greenpeace have been advising on how people can avoid the use of plastics bags.

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How are Wheelie Bins Made?

Monday, 19 February 2018 14:04:00 Europe/London

Wheelie bins are used on a daily basis, whether it be at home or in the workplace, but do you know how they are made?  Wheelie bins are made using injection mouldings, making the plastics bins very durable and resistant to most damage.  

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The Health Risks of Being a Refuse Collector

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:49:04 Europe/London

Do you think being a refuse collector is a dangerous job?  Bradford Council had to pay over £1 million to an employee who had his leg crushed by a lorry while bins were being emptied, this is just one of 17 incidents involving refuse collections and wheelie bins.  There are a number of health risks involved on being a refuse collector.  

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Durham Residents Blighted by Piles of Rubbish

Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:05:43 Europe/London

Durham residents have complained to the local council about the amount of rubbish piling up around wheelie bins close to their homes in the Lambton area, bin reductions have been reduced to once per fortnight  but with so many homes having multiple occupancies and not enough bins to cover.  

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Colchester Bin Collection Changes Lead to an Increase in Fly-tipping

Saturday, 10 February 2018 08:58:06 Europe/London

Colchester Council scrapped weekly general waste collections last year and since then they have found an increase in fly-tipping and found more people are being forced to go the local tip, despite all this recycling rates have gone up.  

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The Month in Wheelie Bin Headlines - January

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 10:32:33 Europe/London

Stories that have appeared in January include Conwy Council in North Wales introducing monthly bin collections, a Tesco Superstore in Stroud may have their recycling area withdrawn due to business and others are flytipping in the containers and wheelie bin manufacturers in Australia heading to court over the use of some confidential drawings.

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Bristol Waste Company's Food Waste Reduction Pilot

Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:41:57 Europe/London

A food waste trial run by the Bristol Waste Company aiming to get people thinking about how they could reduce their weekly food waste, Bristol families throw away on average £60 worth of food every month and the energy alone generated from food waste could actually power the city.  

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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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