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Waste Management: Leaving Positive Impact on Carbon Footprint

A person’s, a community’s, or an organisation’s environmental footprint can be defined as their impact on the environment. We can measure the number of resources consumed by your household and the amount of waste produced as an example. The environmental impact will certainly be disastrous if consideration is not given to the correct disposal of your rubbish….

What is Dry Mixed Recycling and Why it’s Important for Businesses?

Dry mixed recycling is a simple and cost-effective solution for any company, school or organisation to embrace recycling and become more eco friendly. Collection of dry mixed recycling skip at a customers siteWhat is Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)?Dry mixed recycling, or DMR as it’s regularly known, is an “all-in-one” recycling solution to make recycling at…

UK Skip Size Guide

Skips come in all shapes and sizes, so there is definitely one out there for you, but with a large amount of choice out there it is easy to get it wrong. In the UK skips range from 2 cubic yards all the way up to 40 cubic yards to dispose of all types and…

What is the Waste Hierarchy?

The waste hierarchy is a simple ranking system used for the different waste management options according to which is the best for the environment. The most preferred option is to prevent waste, and the least preferred choice is disposal in landfill sites. Prevention The idea of avoiding things becoming waste in the first place is essential and…

What Do the Different Plastic Recycling Symbols Mean?

Have you ever looked at plastic products and wondered what all the different symbols mean? You’ll often see a number in what looks like a recycling logo; this is known as a Plastic Resin Identification or plastic resin code. The world generates 381 million tonnes of plastic waste annually, all of which falls into one of these…

What Do The Different Packaging Recycling Symbols Mean?

Recycling can be a bit confusing in the UK there are loads of different rules about what can and can’t be recycled. Luckily, most of the products and packaging we buy include recycling symbols explaining how to recycle them. Throughout the UK, plastic packaging accounts for nearly 70% of our plastic waste, a lot of…

How to Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste and Comply with Legislation

As a business, you need to make sure any hazardous waste produced or handled by your company causes no harm to people or the environment. If you have the required licences, this can be done by yourself or by an external licenced waste management provider. Often people don’t realise that everyday items in our places…

Commercial Waste Guide for UK Businesses

Disposing of business waste is a basic part of your companies day-to-day operations. In this guide, you’ll find out the different types of business waste and your legal and environmental responsibilities as a company. Business waste collection in Manchester city centreWhat is Business Waste?Business waste is a broad term that covers all waste materials produced…

What Are The Different Types of Hazardous Waste?

With the definition of hazardous waste in the eyes of the government being any material which is ‘harmful to humans or the environment’, it is important that any and all waste which falls into this category is dealt with properly. Whether you’re the producer, holder, carrier or consignee, it’s important that you know the legal way in…

How Should I Dispose of My Electrical Equipment?

How Should I Dispose of My Electrical Equipment? With new and improved technology released to the world year-round, and mobile phones and high tech appliances more valued than any other household item, there is a growing number of household electrical equipment purchased in the UK every year. As a result, the amount of electrical waste…