18 November, 2015

Why we should be recycling food waste

Throwing away less food saves you money as well as help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Every year in the UK, around 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households and most of it could have been eaten. Food waste rots and releases methane, which is a damaging greenhouse gas. It is also a huge waste of the energy, water and packaging used in its production, transportation and storage.

Home composting is a great way to stop food waste filling landfill. There are also companies like us that collect household waste for recycling.

Food waste can be recycled in many ways, including:

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11 November, 2015

Why do we recycle?

Recycling is encouraged throughout the world, it is promoted everywhere. Even at schools to young children. The phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ is taught all over the world in the hope of creating a clean environment. Recycling takes time and effort to collect, separate and send away, so there is more benefits of recycling than just reducing the amount of trash we throw out.

Benefits of recycling:

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4 November, 2015

Plastic PRN prices set to rise

Earlier this week the latest packaging waste data was published, which showed a problem in the plastics packaging sector. The data showed glass is set to meet its 2015 recycling target with relative ease and the aluminium sector after a difficult first half of the year.

Plastic packaging recycling has now emerged as a problem area in the light of weaker demand from China for material and also because of the failure of some plastics recycling businesses in the UK. The provisional data showed that 197,249 tonnes of plastics packaging were recycled in third quarter. That equates to 61% being exported, while around 39% stayed in the UK for recycling.

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