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Pollution – Is it True What They Say About Cows?

19 Apr 2012 by David Howells in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

What goes in, must come out? The trouble is that with cows the grazing process has an effect on the environment, some would say. Is recycling possible? What are the facts? Research in California has branded cows an environmental threat. Measurements showed that a dairy cow produces 9 kilograms of smog-forming gases every year. I [...]

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What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid

17 Apr 2012 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

With apologies to Donovan whose album that was, way, way back when the concept of recycling was being first formulated in the days of flower power, that super alliterative title paints a picture of The Great Bin Controversy and its implications. What’s Bin Did Or, more appropriately, which might be did. To weigh or not [...]

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Bad News at the Landfill Site

12 Apr 2012 by David Howells in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

I got into an argument the other night with some friends, about recycling. We’d been enjoying ourselves watching a football match – it was one of the last games of the season and our team had just won. We were enjoying a drink afterwards when the subject of recycling came up. I remember we were [...]

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Wheelie bins, essential in coastal locations

14 Jun 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

In many rural areas of the UK, predominantly remote villages, wheelie bins are not provided by councils for every household and residents usually put their rubbish out in sealed black bags, a few hours before collection is due. Whilst in some geographical settings this might work out just fine, in any settlement located on the [...]

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Household bin auditing, just another type of ‘study’

14 Jun 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

Whereas school rubbish audits might have an educational finality by teaching pupils to sort the waste and recycle, household rubbish auditing undertaken by councils is an entirely different matter. As first reported by the Mail Online three years ago, in Lancashire, people’s wheelie bins were ransacked through by council employees, this time not for fear [...]

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The ‘rubbish police’ and the Orwellian society

27 May 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

In April 2011, according to The Guardian, two Gloucester citizens were the focus of a 20.000 pound police operation for taking no more than 47 pence worth of scrap from a tip, in the form of an electric drill and a video game console. According to The Sun, the two were arrested while walking home [...]

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How Bins Can Help You Reduce Your Landfill

21 Jan 2011 by David Howells in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

Did you know that the average Londoner throws away more waste per year than residents in any other major European city? On average, they throw away 520kg a year, compared with 450kg nationally (not including recycling), which is a huge figure in itself, especially when you consider that 60% of that rubbish could be recycled. [...]

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Bins for the Toilets, Bathrooms and Washrooms

20 Jan 2011 by Chris Taylor in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

Bins for different locations have to be deigned with different parameters. Bins for kitchens, for instance, need to have tight fitting lids to prevent smells, while recycling bins need some sort of colour-coding to enable identification so the right waste goes into the right bin. Bins for bathrooms, toilets and washrooms are no different. And [...]

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Why Waste Matters

20 Jan 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

Litter is a problem we all have to live with. Walk down any high street and you’ll see dropped crisp packets, food, drinks cans and a whole array of other rubbish on the ground, when often there is a perfectly good litter bin only a few metres away. Of course, most people use the bins [...]

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Waste-Related Follies to Avoid

19 Jan 2011 by David Howells in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

Of course, recycling is an excellent thing to do: it means we can reuse waste that otherwise would have been trashed, it helps reduce carbon emissions and means we don’t use as many natural resources. But a little bit of time and care needs to go into the recycling process, or else any benefits of [...]

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Safe External Waste Storage

19 Jan 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

While you may not keep a huge amount of waste on your property at any one time, it is definitely worth having decent facilities to do so should the need arise. As well as making sure you have good facilities inside your house – from kitchen bins to waste paper baskets and recycling containers – [...]

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Key Features of Hospital Bins

18 Jan 2011 by David Howells in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

It may not be a topic you’ve ever thought about that much, but consider for a moment the importance of proper waste facilities in hospitals. Hospitals are a place where it’s even more vital than normal to keep up hygiene standards and put the bin facilities to the best use possible to help prevent the [...]

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Grit Bins: Stay Safe in Winter

17 Jan 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

You may have noticed that we are not always very good at dealing with snow or icy weather. For all our national spirit of keeping calm and carrying on, a little hint of winter and it seems that the country grinds to an abrupt halt. This is why grit is so important in icy weather: [...]

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Bins to Keep Your School Tidy

16 Jan 2011 by David Howells in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

School is the place where children learn a lot of the things they need to know to be able to function in the real world, so it’s a great opportunity to be able to teach them the importance of good hygiene and the benefits of recycling while they’re there. A great way to reduce the [...]

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Bins in the Festive Season

15 Jan 2011 by admin in categories Articles | Be the first to comment here.

It’s that time again: the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ when the nation eats chocolate for breakfast, falls asleep on armchairs in the middle of the day and largely tries to avoid the sprouts. Yep, it’s Christmas. Inevitably at this time of year, we all end up with more waste than normal, largely down [...]

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