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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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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Highland Council Remove Unwanted Bins

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:34:19 Europe/London

Highland council introduced a scheme a while ago where they were going to charge residents £30 for the collection of garden waste, and now they are collecting back the unwanted bins from households that do not want to pay the charge, the residents say that it would increase flytipping in the area because they feel it should be incorporated in the council tax.  

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Isle of Wight Council Launches Garden Waste Collection

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:59:25 Europe/London

A new garden waste scheme has been launched by the Isle of Wight at a cost of £60 for the year, residents told the council they would be willing to pay for a scheme if the council provided one rather than take their waste to the local tip.

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Can Smart Bins Solve the Problem of E-waste

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:28:01 Europe/London

With the increasing technology advancements and people wanting the latest model of mobile phones etc.. there have been a significant increase in electronic waste, but could Fujitsu have created a solution to the problem with their smart bin?

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Who Manages Our Waste - Mitie

Friday, 1 September 2017 11:21:28 Europe/London

You may not have heard of Mitie, they provide a range of services including providing recycling bins, food waste solutions and secure confidential waste destruction.  They work with the philosophy of preventing waste at is source and if unavoidable they will consider solutions to help the customre reuse or recycle.  

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Who Manages Our Waste - PHS Group

Monday, 21 August 2017 11:00:52 Europe/London

No doubt you would have seen PHS vans travveling around, operating since 1963 when they started as a sanitary product disposal service have now expanded to become a leading provider or workplace services, everything from washroom supplies, matting, floorcare as well as waste and recycling facilities.

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Who Manages Our Waste - Suez (Sita UK)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:15:42 Europe/London

Part of Suez Environment, Sita UK is a multinational water and waste treatment company, currently employing over 5500 staff over 300 locations in UK and run everything from recycling centres to shredding facilities.  They currently recover around 5 million tonnes of waste per year and this is ever increasing and have contributed over £100 million to community and environmental projects.  

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Who Manages Our Waste - Viridor

Monday, 7 August 2017 11:16:47 Europe/London

Viridor have 2 arms of business, recycling and resources and energy, the waste that they collect is recycled and turned into new products.  The company has more than 320 recycling and energy facilities across the UK and looking like it is continually growing.  A recently opened facilitiy in Glasgow has helped create over 250 jobs and estimated to save the council £254m over their 5 year contract.    

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Who Manages Our Waste - Biffa

Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:18:51 Europe/London

Biffa is one of the UK's leading waste management and recycling companies in the UK, originally a haulage company when it used to take coal to London to fire power stations.  They have over 190 sites across the country and provides waste management to over 2.4 million households and collect over 4 millions bins per week

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