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.
Stories in this weeks Wheelie Bin Roundup feature an unusual way on how a council chose the colour of their wheelie bins, a warning to residents in Warrington to discard batteries in the correct manor and a story about residents blocking a street with wheelie bins to stop bad parking on school runs.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Great Ormond Street Charity
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.
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.