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A pallet’s second life for World Environment Day

A pallet’s second life for World Environment Day

Today people around the globe will be marking World Environment Day, and here at RPS we couldn’t let something so close to our hearts go unnoticed! Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, so with a damaged pallet that can no longer be used for transporting goods and […]

What a load of old rubbish: The Vikings

What a load of old rubbish: The Vikings

In the first ‘what a load of old rubbish’ blog, we learned how the Romans were experienced at recycling waste materials into new products, for example bronze and glass. They were also well organised at sorting and storing waste efficiently at sites such as Monte Testaccio in Rome. Now we’re […]

What a load of old rubbish: The Romans

What a load of old rubbish: The Romans

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors handled waste? Could we glean something from our history that might inspire us to handle waste differently today? Over the centuries, there have been many innovations in waste management and these upcoming history blogs will provide details of how waste was handled; what […]

Victorian waste management and contemporary waste issues

Victorian waste management and contemporary waste issues

Our Marketing Director, Tom, recently read a fascinating book called Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth, by Victorian aficionado and author Lee Jackson. He realised how striking the problems associated with waste over 150 years ago resonated with issues we experience today. Therefore, could Victorian waste management provide […]

Another year around the sun at RPS

Another year around the sun at RPS

It’s great to get to the last weeks of December and look back on another successful year. We have had an exceptional 12 months so we thought we’d give it a proper send-off by recycling some of our news and highlights. 2016 has been a year of significant growth for […]

Reducing waste wood skip charges

Reducing waste wood skip charges

Waste can be expensive. The waste your business produces should be handled environmentally but sometimes costs outweigh the environmental benefits. Wood waste, particularly used wooden packaging waste, can be extremely costly to dispose of. Packaging waste is bulky and with a current average of £230 per tonne to collect wood […]

Forget recycling, REUSE is the future

Forget recycling, REUSE is the future

In a world where sustainability is at the forefront of government agendas, why is there not a great deal of focus on reuse, or education relating to the differences of reuse and recycling?   Here’s an example. You get milk delivered in a glass bottle, you use the milk, rinse […]

RPS biomass fully operational, using renewable energy

RPS biomass fully operational, using renewable energy

The RPS biomass is now fully operational and providing the business with green energy to heat the site offices and workshops.   During 2013 RPS looked at the different options to utilise the wood waste generated on site. With the help of the NEPIC subsidiary DEELOCSI, RPS took part in […]

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