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2017 has been an incredible year so far and we are just over half way through it! We are proud to say the team has been working extremely hard to achieve brilliant statistics and secure new contracts: it’s a very exciting time for us. So far, this year we have: Done 2,200 used pallet collections […]
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 turning our attention to the […]
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 worked, and what perhaps didn’t. […]
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 the answer to resolve waste […]
Recycling is always on the agenda; EU targets, business commitments to do more and television campaigns to combat waste. But how effective is recycling and should we be focussing to increase targets or drastically rethink how waste is handled? As yet, there are no formal reuse targets despite this option being a higher priority than […]
It was a momentous day yesterday for the future of the Circular Economy Package as the EC reported its outlined key initiatives in their Work Programme for 2017. The Circular Economy Package was adopted on 2nd December 2015 with the intention to focus on the full life cycle of products, from design to waste management. […]