20 October, 2017

How to help your business go zero waste


Zero waste is the term used when referring to the complete elimination of waste created by businesses and homes. Usually, this means that no waste created by a business goes to the landfill at all. It goes beyond recycling in that it strives for the most efficient use possible for all materials and that those materials either return to the natural environment or are reused for another purpose. The direct benefits of zero waste is the elimination of all discharges to land, water, or air that are hazardous to human, animal, or plant health.

Zero waste, has become a proven business objective, with many companies finding that eliminating waste can significantly help the bottom line as well as satisfy employee and consumer demands for environmental responsibility.

What does it take to be a zero-waste business?

By following these steps, you will be getting your business on the path towards zero waste:

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12 October, 2017

How to get rid of building materials


Pіlеѕ оf ѕраrе раrtѕ, dеbrіѕ, аnd unuѕеd buіldіng mаtеrіаl аrе а соmmоn рrоblеm after the builders have left. Тhеѕе іtеmѕ аrе hеаvу, аnd оссаѕіоnаllу dаngеrоuѕ tо ѕhіft оn уоur оwn, ѕо ехtrеmе саrе іѕ nееdеd іn thеіr dіѕроѕаl.

Instead of letting your building materials go to waste or take up space in a landfill, make the most of them! Use them up, or dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.

Rules on disposing of waste at local authority sites are fairly strict — you’re allowed to dispose of waste from building work carried out on your property as long as you’re the person who carried out the work. So if you’re employing builders, you’ll need to treat your waste as commercial waste. Bear in mind that local authorities are charged a landfill tax (currently £80/tonne) and are therefore incentivized to get you to recycle as much of your waste as possible.

Read on to find out how to get rid of your construction waste without harming mother earth… Read more

6 October, 2017

What is your waste recycled into?

What is recycling?

Recycling is the processing of used materials (waste) into new, useful products. This is done to reduce the use of raw materials that would have been used. Recycling also uses less energy and is a great way of controlling air, water and land pollution.

So what does your waste get recycled into? 

Newspaper:

  • Egg carton
  • Building insulation
  • Kitty litter
  • Paper plates
  • Counter tops
  • Telephone directory
  • More newspaper 

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30 September, 2017

How to replace your household disposables


Many of us use disposable products.  Sure, they can make life easier, but while that single-use item or throw-away packaging feels convenient, disposable items are the same as throwing money in the rubbish bin. Save money, and be kind to the planet, by switching to a more cost-effective reusable replacements instead.  No doubt we will have the need for disposable products but if we use a London rubbish removal service then they will be recycled or re-used – give us a call for more information on rubbish removal in London.

Over the past 60 years or so, we have been conditioned to believe that disposable is better. That it is safer, cleaner and the ‘modern way.’ But you have other, more sustainable options! Today, more and more people are turning back to simpler forms of living (the Zero Waste lifestyle is a great example of this) and replacing disposable things with reusable, lasting alternatives.

Here are a few disposables items you can easily replace: Read more

30 September, 2017

How your house can benefit from household waste recycling


London rubbish clearance can be hard, especially if you live on the outskirts of London. If you utilise a waste recycling system in your home, it could help keep your house free of mess and help you do your bit for the environment.

Here are some of the benefits of waste recycling.

Cleaner home

Having the appropriate system in place for your waste disposal, can make your life a lot easier and keep your house clean. Having a bin for your normal trash and another bin for your recycling will help keep your rubbish organised. This method is great for those who sometimes feel too lazy to recycle. The two bins next to each other will give you no option but to recycle and will help your family get into the habit of recycling regularly. Read more

15 September, 2017

5 easy ways to reduce your impact on the environment


Everyone is becoming more aware of their impact on the environment. Recycling is becoming more popular and people are doing what they can to reduce their daily waste. Here are some of the easy things we can do on a daily basis to reduce our impact on the environment and become greener with our lifestyle.

Turn it off

It’s something very small and everyone seems to miss it. If you go around your house, how many things in your house are left on standby? You may think nothing of it at the time, but over the years that small amount of electricity can add up to a lot. Not only is it wasting energy, but you are also throwing money down the drain. So, get into the habit of switching everything off unless it’s being used.

Recycle

London waste clearance can help you recycle your waste as it is a vital part of reducing your impact on the environment. It’s very easy to recycle because London rubbish collection is done by many companies. For waste clearance London, you will have to make sure that you gather all your recyclable products for them to collect. Do you have bulky junk laying around? Find out more about our London waste clearanceRead more

8 September, 2017

Everything you need to know about computer recycling


Computers and laptops are items in your home that are made to last years and years. Over the years they end up going extremely slow and get replaced. Once they are replaced, they are taken to the shed and left to gather dust. The truth is, we should do what we can to help the environment and recycle old laptop and computers.

Here are some tips you could use for your old computers and laptops.

Revive

Computers and laptops are usually replaced due to the fact that they become extremely slow. Why not invest some money to update it and build the spec up to something more to your liking? The amount of money you will spend on a new desktop or laptop in this day and age is not something to take lightly. They can easily put a huge dent in your wallet. Why not spend half the money in new components for your old equipment and make it as good as the modern-day laptop or computer if not better. Read more

5 September, 2017

Our top tips on how to go green at work


It’s important that we all start to recycle on a daily basis. Whether we are at home or the office, recycling should be on the top of our lists. Offices tend to have a huge amount of waste and if there is no recycling system in place, all of that waste just ends up in landfills.

Here are some top tips for you to help your workplace become greener.

Commuting

Although commuting has nothing to do with the office, it’s something that you will do every day. If you are commuting by car or motorbike, you could do other things to start becoming greener. Cycling has become the way forward in places such as London. The new cycle lanes and cycle super highways have made it very safe to cycle into work. Cycle to work schemes make it easy and affordable to get yourself a brand-new bike. Read more

22 August, 2017

5 ways to live a zero-waste lifestyle outside the city

Living outside of the main city means that most things are less frequent, whether it is the bus service, train service or waste collection, everything is not as frequent as it would be in the big smoke. People who live outside of main cities tend to live a slightly different lifestyle to those who live in the city. This includes living a zero-waste lifestyle.

Living a zero-waste lifestyle will ensure that you have less rubbish in your household and will help you keep your home cleaner with less junk. Here are some of the ways to live a zero-waste lifestyle.

Reduce: Reducing your household waste starts from the way you shop. Think about what you need rather than what you want. Most people shop with the mind-set that they want everything, they go into a store and pretty much purchase everything they desire. If you change the way you think, you will automatically notice a reduction of your household waste. Read more

17 August, 2017

How many times can recyclables be recycled?

People have wondered how many times something can be recycled. Some of us actually believe that you can recycle anything as many times as you want. To be honest, without the knowledge of recycling, it’s not hard to see why someone could possibly think that. The truth is, there are some recyclables that have a life span and some that can be recycled as many times as you want.

Here are some examples of both.

Plastic

In most cases plastics, can only be recycled once. This includes plastic bottles, milk jugs and plastic cups can only be processed once and made into a similar product. Once it has been done once, they are usually made in non-recyclable such as clothing and carpet. Read more