Monthly Archives: June 2013

Which Council Regions in the UK are the best at Recycling?

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

Recycling in the UK According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFR) in June 2012 residents recycled approximately 43 percent of their household waste. There are several ways that recyclable items are collected by the recycling agency. Your waste collection agency may offer skips, sacks and wheeled bins to place your recyclable [...]

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Top 5 Songs about Trash

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

5. Gojira – “Toxic Garbage Island” Only a song this heavy and dark could really do justice in relating the actual toxic garbage island that exists in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Located in the middle of the north Pacific Gyre, the Great Pacific garbage patch is literally a toxic island of garbage, mostly [...]

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Minister praises waste sector’s role in rebuilding economy

28 Jun 2013 by Richard Towey in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The waste sector is playing a vital role in boosting the UK economy, but more needs to be done to divert bigger loads of recyclables from landfill.   This has been claimed Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), who was full of praise for the efforts of companies and councils in a reception for [...]

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Glastonbury features 15,000 bins on-site

28 Jun 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Revellers at this weekend’s Glastonbury event have 15,000 bins in which to dispose of their litter, reports independent.co.uk. The huge number of waste facilities is a telling of what a huge occasion the festival has become, but also about the efforts gone to in a bid to keep the site clean. In total, the clean-up operation [...]

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The Terrifying Effects of Litter on UK Wildlife

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

The effect of litter on wildlife has been devastating throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to being a visual atrocity for humans, wildlife are constantly injured and killed by scattered rubbish throughout their natural environment. Frequently, these animals are strangled, poisoned, sliced, and suffocated by the array of litter left behind by people. Every year, [...]

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National Autistic Society shares experiences of green shift

27 Jun 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Effective communication via training and promotional material has formed the central part of the National Autistic Society’s (NAS’s) shift towards a greener future.  Speaking with businessgreen.com, NAS environment manager Gill Phillips highlighted how it is necessary to explain to staff why money is being spent on energy efficiency and recycling schemes, particularly in a charitable organisation. [...]

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Big Brother Eyes up your Recycle Bin

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

One has to wonder if George Orwell recycled. It is well past the year 1984 but neither Orwell or Brave New World author Aldus Huxley could have predicted that by 2013 the prying eyes of governments and corporations would be honing in on your rubbish bin. The rubbish bin seems like an object that has [...]

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The Iconic Dempster Dumpmaster Garbage Truck

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

The Dempster Dumpmaster was invented in as a means of emptying large mobile garbage bins made of metal. The Dumpmaster was patented in the 1930s as a truck that loads large dumpsters in the front as a brand new, innovative means of waste management. It was introduced in large scale over the next few decades [...]

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What Happens to Old Rubbish Bins?

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

Across the world, there are many different cultures which all vary in their location, traditions, and even colors. One constant that binds the entire human race is the necessity for a place to put garbage, or what is known universally as a “trash can”. Businessmen in China, to bushmen in Nigeria, to bus drivers in [...]

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The 5 Largest Landfills in the World

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

Many individuals are truly unaware of just how much waste is produced every day, and how much of this waste is placed into landfills. Here is a list of 5 of the largest landfills in the world to put into perspective just how massive and important landfills are! Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean Roaming [...]

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Do Fines for Littering Work?

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

Living with Litterers Litter is a public nuisance. It is hard to imagine there is anyone who appreciates the sight of litter in their neighbourhood or community. It’s ugly and it indicates an area has been overrun by slobs, criminals, and other lowlifes with no concern for anyone outside of themselves. Littering is plainly one [...]

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“The Clean Bin Project”: A Powerful Commentary on Consumerism

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

One of the most captivating and thought provoking documentaries of recent years is “The Clean Bin Project.” This experiment is an interesting exploration of the consumerist world that we live in that is able to be light-hearted and hilarious, while sending a very clear message about the negative impact of our waste and consuming habits [...]

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Food recyclers now free to use plastic bin liners

21 Jun 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Households in Daventry and Northampton have had their lives made easier after local councils agreed they can use plastic bags inside food recycling bins, daventryexpress.co.uk reports. Back when the Daventry District Council announced it would be collecting food waste, locals were urged to line their recycling bins with wither biodegradable bags or newspaper to help with [...]

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Reasons for not recycling unearthed

21 Jun 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A survey undertaken by Tandridge District Council appears to have uncovered why some people are reluctant to recycle, silobreaker.com reports. In towns and cities around Britain, recycling volumes have increased and the amount of materials heading to landfill has dropped. Despite this, recycling volumes aren’t in danger of hitting 100 per cent any time soon, [...]

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