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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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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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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Bulky Waste Collections in North West England are a 'Postcode Lottery'

Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:16:10 Europe/London

Residents in the North West of England face a postcode lotter when it comes to getting rid of their bulky waste, residents have to pay £39.30 to have a large appliance collected by the council which is 3 times as expensive as other parts.

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Midlothian Council Considers Smaller Bins to Catch Garden Waste Dumpers

Sunday, 9 December 2018 10:35:52 Europe/London

MIdlothian council are considering reducing the size of waste bins by half, or reducing waste collections to once per month to help crackdown on residents putting garden waste in their general waste bins, and due to costs they are set to introduce a £35 per year collection fee for garden waste.  

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Kitchen Bins, Size Matters

Friday, 23 November 2018 10:56:45 Europe/London

Bins in the kitchen are essential in the household, but if spaxe is limited it might be hard to determine which size bin you should look at.  For examp[le if you have a 240 litre wheelie bin at home for collection each week, you are producing just over 30 litres of waste per day so you would need a bin that could hold around 40-50 litres of waste.

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Delicious Leftover Recipes to Make Your Bonfire Night Go With a Bang

Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:24:08 Europe/London

With firework night now over and done with for another year, you may have had a lot of food on the go which can equate to a lot of food waste.  We have compiled a list of recipes which you could use to reduce the amount of food ending up in the waste.

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Bristol Waste's Food Campaign is a Resounding Success

Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:12:06 Europe/London

Bristol Waste Company have released their figures in relation to their 'Slim My Waste - Feed Me Face' campaign, it has shown that there has been a positive effect on food recycling rates across the city and that iver 290 tonnes of extra food waste has been collected in the 10 weeks the campaign has been running.  

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Stirling Council have unveiled proposals for a new city centre waste collection, instead of bins only being collected they will now collect sacks as well.  Another option the council is looking at is the collection of business and domestic waste together. 

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Taking Goods from a Wheelie Bin: Is It Legal

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:19:11 Europe/London

If something has been thrown away, is it illegal to take it?  According to the law sometimes it is technically theft, it all comes down to the motivation of the person and whether the property has a rightful owner.  

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