Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lewes aims to reverse poor recycling record

30 May 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Lewes District Council has announced it is to roll out a new food recycling service to combat its unenviable landfill records, lewes.gov.uk reports. Local councillors have unveiled rather ambitious plans to double the amount of food recycling in their area over the course of just 12 months. A large-scale scheme such as this was desperately needed, however, as the district currently has […]

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Co-op revises zero food waste goal

29 May 2013 by Richard Towey in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The Co-operative Group has revised its goal of sending zero food waste to landfill after rolling out a recycling scheme to over 2,800 stores across Britain. Environmentalleader.com reports that the group had been expected to divert all food-store waste from landfill by the end of the year, but company directors now believe July is a […]

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Recycling & Waste Updates From UK Councils

25 May 2013 by admin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

According to the website for the City of Westminster, the public saved approximately £1/2 a million because of their diligence in recycling. It’s NICE SAVE scheme is working nicely to promote and motivate recycling in the community. The recycling rate for each ward is also published on the site. The site gives a cost-analysis that […]

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Half of Welsh councils met recycling targets early

23 May 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Many Welsh councils have met or surpassed statutory recycling targets which have been set, according to letsrecycle.com.   According to statistics released by the Welsh government, over half of Welsh councils have met or beaten the first statutory target of 52 per cent of rubbish placed in recycling bins by 2012/13. The targets are part of the […]

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Personal Information Protection Gone Wild

23 May 2013 by admin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Every business today has an obligation to protect the personal identifying information of their customers and vendors. In most nations, this obligation is more than just good business sense, it is mandated by legislation. As with anything in life and in business, there is a right way and there is a wrong way to proceed […]

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Coca-Cola announces research into recycling habits

22 May 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has announced it is to fund pioneering research into consumer behaviour for recycling, greenwisebusiness.co.uk reports. The manufacturer has long sought to reduce its own carbon footprint, having recently imposed a target on itself to reduce carbon emissions a third by 2010. It has since reduced the volume of water needed to make each […]

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New recycling mascot revealed by Harlow Council

21 May 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A new recycling mascot has been revealed by Harlow Council. Cuddly mascot Reece Icle will now be the face of recyclable rubbish in the Essex area. The mascot was designed by ten-year-old Nisha Ramaphal of William Martin School who won a competition to design the character which was launched by the council last October. It […]

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How to Make New Practical Items from Old Rubbish

17 May 2013 by admin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Pinterest If you have an interest in how you can use the recycling and reusing scheme to create some unusual and intriguing items to use at the home, school, dorm or office, then check out Recycled Wonders on Pinterest. Here you will find hundreds of photos depicting the creative ways in which people have turned […]

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Organizing Bins in your Business

17 May 2013 by admin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Buying the correct rubbish bins for your business has never been easier. But before you get started, you will want to do a small amount of pre-planning just to make sure you acquire the right type and number of bins to handle all the rubbish that is generated. In addition, you will want to develop […]

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Students urge Derby council to keep recycling collections

17 May 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Students from the University of Derby are trying to convince councillors to not stop recycling in many of the city’s areas. Derby Council had been planning to stop recycling bin collection on 140 city streets across the city. These included parts of Abbey, Arboretum, Mackworth and Normanton wards. The council had argued that many people, […]

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Beverage carton recycling to be boosted by new facility

13 May 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

New figures reveal that half of UK local authorities now offer kerbside recycling of beverage cartons, marking a 12-fold increase from 2006. According to foodmanufacture.co.uk, a decision by Ceredigion County Council to add cartons to its collection of kerbside recycling bins means that 203 out of 406 local authorities now offer such a service. These figures […]

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Grocery retailers commit to waste action

10 May 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A number of big-name retailers have signed up to ‘challenging’ new targets for cutting food waste in the supply chain and at home, reports freshbusinessthinking.com. Under the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment, all major grocery retailers have agreed to work towards three new environmental goals, including a desire to reduce household food waste by […]

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Extensive recycling scheme launched by ScotRail

09 May 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

An extensive recycling scheme has been launched by ScotRail. The new scheme will see the organisation install recycling bins at 19 of its stations across Scotland. The measures have been made possible thanks to a £37,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland, as part of its ‘Recycle on the Go’ project.   The scheme has been developed to try […]

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