Category Archives: Bin chit chat

Back to school recycling

18 Aug 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Recycling Week is 12-18 September and what better way to introduce the kids back to school than a few lessons in environmentalism. From simply putting out more recycling bins, to forming eco-clubs and hosting trips, there are so many ways to give young school children the green bug. Plenty of bins Locate bins in easy [...]

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Create the perfect compost pile

26 Jul 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Composting is a great way to cut down on waste, as well as being extremely beneficial to the environment. You can divert as much as 30% of your household rubbish to your compost heap, meaning reduced landfill and less damage to the planet. If you’re a keen gardener, a compost system is an ideal way [...]

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How do you get your kids to recycle?

29 Jun 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Getting children into the routine of recycling and mindset of environmental awareness can seem like a daunting task, but by starting early and making it easy and fun, you can slowly introduce the kids to a green lifestyle. Good habits start early Introducing children to the world of recycling early is a good way to [...]

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Welcome to the circular economy

31 May 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

We are in the middle of an economic revolution! Yesterday’s economy was linear: We would take, make, use and then throw away. But we are moving on and our economy is changing shape, and the EU wants to accelerate that change. If our economy and our human culture are to survive, tomorrow’s economy must be [...]

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Recycling from house to garden

30 Apr 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Spring is in the air, spring cleaning is being done and the urge to get out into the garden is overtaking everyone once again. Because getting out and gardening is one of the greenest things you can do, here are a few ways that your house can benefit from green methods.   Egg box seedlings [...]

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Tips for creating a greener neighbourhood

29 Feb 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat with 1 comment

Running an environmentally friendly house can be fun and rewarding, and getting a few neighbours on board even more so, but helping a whole neighbourhood to go green can be a big challenge with big rewards. In this post, the process is broken down into a few easily manageable tips.    Just like charity, it [...]

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10 recycling activities for the classroom

27 Jan 2016 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Whether you’re a teacher struggling to integrate recycling into the classroom, or a parent who feels your child’s school could do more, there are plenty of ways to get children more interested in helping the environment. Many schools have included recycle bins in their classrooms, which is great, but there’s more that that can be [...]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

24 Dec 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

We’ve had far from a rubbish year at I’m Rubbish and it’s all thanks to you guys. 2015 has seen us provide solutions to a range of waste management and recycling needs for a huge number of new and returning customers, including schools, local authorities, hospitals, churches, shops large and small, and households from across the length [...]

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The power of external bins

20 Nov 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Have you ever walked all the way down a street with rubbish in your hand because there isn’t a bin in sight? It isn’t pleasant. Whether it’s due to budget cuts, poor planning or the decision that a particular area doesn’t get enough foot traffic, a lack of bins can result in a huge increase [...]

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But what about butts?

28 Sep 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

We recycle pretty much everything these days. From bottles to bus tickets, clothing to clementine peel, there’s barely anything that can’t be reprocessed and turned into something useful. But what about butts? No, not your derriere, we’re talking about the ends of so many cigarettes that are scattered across pavements, piled in the bottom of [...]

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The H&M Global Change Award

27 Aug 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Did you know… H&M stands for Hennes & Mauritz. The original store opened in 1947 in Västerås, Sweden, selling women’s clothing. The first store outside Scandinavia opened in London in 1976. The company devotes considerable resources to increasing sustainability. Just this week, the H&M Conscious Foundation launched the first ever Global Change Award.   The Global Change Award is [...]

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Is your company earth-friendly?

28 Jul 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Employees that cut down on paper usage and pop their empty drinks cans in the recycling bin are helping the environment, but it doesn’t mean they’re doing everything they can. We’re not for one minute suggesting that they should replace the carpet under their desks with grass in order to become carbon neutral, although that [...]

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Fly-tipping has long-term consequences

30 Jun 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Fly-tipping has always been a big problem, but never has it had such a significant effect on communities that are otherwise trying to clean up and green up their neighbourhood. Over the years, the act of discarding large amounts of rubbish illegally has received a crackdown from the government and the police, with fines and [...]

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