Recycling

Oxfordshire residents showed the most improvement with their waste recycling efforts

Lockdown drives drop in household recycling

Figures from Local Household Waste Recycling Centres (or ‘tips’ as they’re more commonly known) from across England, show that out of 23 County Councils, 19 recycled less during lockdown than the year before, with only two doing better.

The statistics were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Access Self Storage and can be accessed here . They covered the six-month time...

Batteries still end up at landfills creating problems for the environment

Brits throw away 600 million batteries each year

Batteries can be found all around the house, from inside your TV remotes to powering your children’s toys – but do you know what to do with them when they run out?

Although there are recycling schemes in place, many still end up at landfills creating problems for the environment which can cost local councils a small fortune to fix.

Waste collection specialists BusinessWaste....

Burning masks can be bad for the environment

Time to rethink a ‘burn your facemask’ party - you could damage the environment

Over a year since Covid-19 lockdowns began in the UK. the Great British public has, it seems, grown tired of wearing masks.

So much so, in fact, that many are planning ‘burn your face mask’ parties once lockdown is lifted to mark an end to the havoc wreaked by Covid-19.

Face masks have been mandatory in shops and other indoor areas since July last year, although were being...

Increase in dumping mattresses has caused a rise in landfill waste

Two hundred brand new mattresses sent to landfill each day

The perfect night’s sleep is the ultimate quest for many - but is our growing love of Instagram-friendly mattresses with generous returns policies doing more harm than good?

In recent years, a glut of social media-savvy businesses have sparked a revolution of mattresses fit for the social media age. Bright, modern designs and lofty promises of space-age technology designed to provide...

You could save pounds by switching to a cloth mask

Ditch your Disposable Face Mask and save £190 in 2021

A simple face mask “hack” of swapping disposable single use face masks for washable ones will save the average person £190 in 2021 – and reduce the amount of non-recyclable masks being send to landfill - the weight equivalent of 5 Eiffel Towers.

“Lets face it, we will be wearing face masks throughout 2021, so now is the time to swap single use masks for washable ones – the cost...

Brits struggle to understand recycling symbols

Study Reveals Brits Still Do Not Know How to Recycle

Following Sir David Attenborough’s newest Netflix instalment, A Life On Our Planet, there have been a number of hard-hitting documentaries calling for us to take more responsibility for our planet and environment.

Although plastic pollution across the world has since plummeted , there is no denying the guidance surrounding what can be recycled and what can’t is somewhat confusing,...

Working from home has led to a rise in extra bins collections

People working from home are paying out extra for bin collections

As working from home becomes the new normal, homeowners are struggling to keep their bins in order. Which has led to a rise in extra home bins collections.

The latest ONS (Office of national statistics) data on home working reveals, of the 32.6 million in employment, around 8.7 million people said that they have worked from home.

Mark Hall from waste collections company...

PARENTS want schools to do more to educate kids about green issues,

Environmental studies should be part of the curriculum

Parents want schools to do more to educate kids about green issues, with almost half saying that environmental studies should be part of the curriculum, according to a new study.

Mums and dads of youngsters under 16 believe they should be taught about the impact that everyday habits have on the environment and the harm that materials such as plastic do to the eco system.

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Recycling bins

Lockdown Green-up: Food waste down and recycling rates up

It looks like the enforced lockdown has made us better at recycling as we’ve changed the way we deal with our rubbish.

According to one waste management company, it looks like recycling rates have skyrocketed during the lockdown period, and less food being thrown away.

UK based waste collection company BusinessWaste.co.uk are thrilled with this news, as it shows that...