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

4 August, 2017

Where does your E-waste end up?

Manufacturers are constantly bringing out new technology. Almost every year manufacturers will bring out newer models to their current line of technology. We as consumers are always attracted towards the newer product and are pushed to upgrade. Once we update, what do we do with our old electronics? The truth is, most of the time it is shoved into our junk draw and left there for years to gather dust.

Let’s all get together and help the environment by recycling e-waste and putting it to better use. The big question is, where does it all go? That all depends on the method you use to dispose of it.

Landfills

If you were to throw your e waste in the trash, it will most likely end up in a landfill. If this happens, it is bad news for the environment. Some may think that it will just go to the landfill and that’s it. The truth is, a lot of our electronic waste contains toxic chemicals which tend to leak out over time and enter the soil around landfills. Once these toxic chemicals have entered the atmosphere, it can harm the local communities and can eventually effect the environment. This is why e-waste recycling is so important. Read more

31 July, 2017

How to recycle a car battery

Your car battery has been playing around for a little while and you finally decide to get yourself a brand new battery. You fit your new battery into your car and don’t know what to do with the old one. Did you know that you are not allowed to dispose of your old car battery in your household rubbish by law?

Due to the current legislation in the UK, car batteries cannot be dumped into landfills as they will need to go through a number of steps to get cleaned up before it can go anywhere.

Here are the ways you can recycle your used car batteries. Read more

24 July, 2017

Most common excuses people use to avoid recycling

In this day and age, we all should be recycling on a daily basis. We may not notice it in our day to day live but by not recycling, we could be effecting the future generation’s chance of having a normal life.

Our waste is piling up and sooner or later, there may not be any more place to bury our waste. Future generations will end up living in our dirt! We need to make changes to our lifestyles to prevent any more damage being caused to our environment. Recycling London should be at the tip of our tongue when it comes to throwing things in the bin.

For those who do not recycle, here are the common excesses used.

“I don’t have the space.”

This excuse is probably the most common excuse out of the all. Whether you have a small home or a big home, it’s always possible to make space. It’s understandable that people have limited space in their houses, especially those in the city. When it comes to recycling, why is it that people cannot make the space? They could make the space for a huge television in the living but not a separate box for recycling! Read more

18 July, 2017

Why small businesses should recycle

It has become very common for businesses to recycle. Large companies actually get questioned if they do not do what they can to be environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, the amount of pressure that is put onto globally recognised companies about recycling is not reflected on local small businesses. The pressure of recycling should be equal on everyone and no business should get away with not recycling.

Here are some of the reasons why small businesses should recycle.

Waste costs

Business recycling is important as it shows that your business cares about the environment. It looks good for any business that recycles as it will bring in customers that are environmentally aware. Most businesses will most likely have to pay some sort of waste management, if you start to recycle, you could actually save money on your waste. The more you recycle in your business, the less you will be throwing in the bin. On the long run, you will have less trash to throw, which will save you some money. Read more

7 July, 2017

5 ways to a greener summer

Summer is in full swing and people are off on their summer road trips and holidays. The sunglasses are out and the barbeque smell lingers in the air. With all the activities going on it is probably the best time to start living a greener lifestyle. There is so much waste that could be recycled during the summer holidays. Maybe its pure laziness or just a lack of knowledge, but the amount of waste in the summer holidays almost doubles.

Here are 5 ways to have a greener summer

Use public transport

When it comes to summer, we all should try our best to drive less. During summer time, there are a lot more people on the road. This means that there is a lot more congestion on the roads. For those who use their car to drive to work, why not try other ways to get to work? London has invested a lot of money into cycle lanes to make it a safer option. You will not only get to work without sitting in traffic, but you will get some exercise while you’re at it. Read more