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Can the UK run on fully renewable electricity?

Posted on 14/07/20, filed under Energy from Waste, News | No Comments

Can the UK run on fully renewable electricity?

Historically, the UK has depended on fossil fuels to generate energy. The problem? Not only are these finite resources, so will eventually run out, but burning fossil fuels is damaging to human health and our environment.

Coal supplies a third of energy worldwide. Yet burning coal to produce electricity generates carbon dioxide… read the rest of “Can the UK run on fully renewable electricity?”

What can be done about food surplus and waste?

Posted on 26/05/20, filed under Energy from Waste, News, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

What can be done about food surplus and waste?

There’s a waste crisis in the UK. As a nation, we need to reduce consumption, increase recycling, turn waste into energy, and embrace a circular economy. Another contentious point in the waste sector is food waste.

How much food does the UK waste?

WRAP, the Waste and Resources… read the rest of “What can be done about food surplus and waste?”

UK waste industry – coping with Covid 19

Posted on 05/05/20, filed under Energy from Waste, News, Skip Hire | 4 Comments

UK waste industry - coping with Covid 19

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the human race on a global scale. Hundreds of thousands of families have tragically lost loved ones, businesses are struggling and many world economies are at an all time low.

Yet, here and there, little pockets of light have appeared to keep countries going through this terrible… read the rest of “UK waste industry - coping with Covid 19”

How is the UK powered?

Posted on 28/04/20, filed under Energy from Waste, News | No Comments

How is the UK powered?

In the era of climate change, there’s an increasing focus on how the UK should be powered to minimise the environmental impact. Historically, we’ve relied on coal and gas to generate electricity and decarbonisation. But how is this changing?

How does the UK generate electricity?

Most of the UK’s electricity is still produced by burning fossils… read the rest of “How is the UK powered?”

What is a circular economy?

Posted on 24/03/20, filed under Energy from Waste, News | No Comments

What is a circular economy?

Circular economy. It’s a term we hear more of. But what is it? And why does it matter?

What is a circular economy?

In the age of climate change and increased scrutiny of the health of our planet, the notion of a circular economy has emerged. It creates a closed-loop of ‘Make, Use, Reuse/Repair/Recycle’ replacing the… read the rest of “What is a circular economy?”

Celebrating 30 years of Rabbit Group

Posted on 22/05/18, filed under Energy from Waste, News | No Comments

Celebrating 30 years of Rabbit Group

2018 is a significant celebratory year for Rabbit Group – it’s our 30th anniversary. We take a look back at how far we’ve come over three decades, and how the Rabbit Group has grown…

The early years

Rabbit started way back in 1988 with just a single skip lorry and five skips, providing West Sussex… read the rest of “Celebrating 30 years of Rabbit Group”

What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?

Posted on 23/04/18, filed under Energy from Waste, Litter, News, Recycling | 1 Comment

What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?

There’s a chance you may be sipping a takeaway coffee as you read this. After all, 10,000 are consumed every two minutes in the UK.

The alarming environmental issues associated with takeaway coffee cups continue to build momentum as part of wider waste issues that have leapt to the top of the… read the rest of “What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?”

The problem with plastic bottles

Posted on 20/10/17, filed under Energy from Waste, Recycling, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

The problem with plastic bottles

Plastic bottles are getting a lot of attention for the devastating effect they are having on our environment and oceans. Plastic bottles are the third most common ocean polluter after cigarettes and food packaging and are causing enormous damage to our oceans.

The world is producing too much plastic

The Guardian states… read the rest of “The problem with plastic bottles”

Reducing your landfill contribution during your home renovations

Posted on 13/06/17, filed under Energy from Waste, Recycling, Skip Hire | No Comments

Reducing your landfill contribution during your home renovations

Today, more and more people are aware of the importance of protecting the environment and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Most households now routinely recycle. But when it comes to big projects, like home renovations, it can be easy to let standards slip.

Here is some helpful advice… read the rest of “Reducing your landfill contribution during your home renovations”

The Big Spring Clean – how to get organised for the big Bank Holiday blitz

Posted on 11/04/17, filed under Energy from Waste, Recycling, Skip Hire | No Comments

The Big Spring Clean – how to get organised for the big Bank Holiday blitz

The long Easter weekend, combined with some spring sunshine, sees many of us emerge from our cosy homes, roll up our sleeves and embark on some much-needed tidying and cleaning. Whether that’s blitzing the garden after the long winter or sorting out the house from top-to-bottom… read the rest of “The Big Spring Clean – how to get organised for the big Bank Holiday blitz”

The Benefits of Working with a Multi-Service Supplier

Posted on 24/01/17, filed under Energy from Waste, Services | No Comments

Many hands do not always make light work. For some clients it would be more apt to say too many cooks spoil the broth and chaos can ensue. This is never more so than when dealing with umpteen contractors all providing different but essential services – waste management, recycling, skip hire, plant hire and demolition, among them. Not only… read the rest of “The Benefits of Working with a Multi-Service Supplier”

5 Ways to Become a Green Company in 2017

Posted on 03/01/17, filed under Energy from Waste, Recycling, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

As the European Commission’s Energy Efficiency Directive deadline of 2020 creeps closer, lots of companies will be setting themselves New Year’s resolutions to go green in 2017. A huge plus to being an environmentally-friendly business is that saving the environment saves you money too. Whether it’s reducing the amount of energy you use or adopting a zero waste to landfill policy

10 Practical Ways of Being a Socially Responsible Business

Posted on 27/10/16, filed under Energy from Waste, Green Business, Recycling, Services, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – even the term itself sounds daunting and only for those big businesses with deep pockets and reputations to protect. But Corporate Responsibility (CR), as it is more commonly referred to nowadays, is something for every business to embrace. CR means doing business in a responsible way, operating both ethically and sustainably to the benefit of not just your business but the community in which… read the rest of “10 Practical Ways of Being a Socially Responsible Business”

How does the Rabbit Group Energy from Waste Facility Work?

Posted on 14/07/16, filed under Energy from Waste | No Comments

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These are the 3Rs of waste management designed to protect our environment now and in the future. But some are taking their waste management efforts a step further and reaping the rewards of increased efficiency and an improved reputation for being green.

How? By working with a waste management supplier that provides an end-to-end waste management service that sees their waste turned into energy… read the rest of “How does the Rabbit Group Energy from Waste Facility Work?”

Brightwell Dispensers hails 5-star service from Rabbit Group

Posted on 27/05/16, filed under Energy from Waste, Services | No Comments

Based in Newhaven, East Sussex, Brightwell Dispensers Ltd has been a global designer and manufacturer of innovative soap, paper and chemical dispensers and dosing systems since 1947. Quality and innovation feature at the top of this company’s values and extend not only to the products it designs and manufactures but also to all the processes involved in its operation, including waste management.

Working with responsible suppliers

Brightwell prides… read the rest of “Brightwell Dispensers hails 5-star service from Rabbit Group”

Changing Your Perspective – How To View Waste As A Resource

Posted on 14/04/16, filed under Energy from Waste, Recycling, Waste | No Comments

There is an old saying that ‘where there’s muck, there’s brass’ and that is the case now more than ever, as those who deal with its management and disposal, such as Rabbit Group, know well.

Waste is the troublesome by-product of our high and increasing levels of consumption; troublesome because it has to be dealt with and that can be costly, particularly for businesses, which produce far more… read the rest of “Changing Your Perspective – How To View Waste As A Resource”

Wise Up To Waste In The World Of Hospitality

Posted on 10/02/16, filed under Energy from Waste, Green Business, Waste | No Comments

The hospitality industry produces a large amount of waste in the UK, and due to the sheer volume, unfortunately the industry only manages to recycle less than half of it. Hotels alone produce 289,700 tonnes of waste each year and that is without taking into consideration the huge number of bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and clubs across the country. Which such a vast amount of waste produced, it is no… read the rest of “Wise Up To Waste In The World Of Hospitality”

Reliable Demolitions Teamed with Green Waste Management

Posted on 13/05/15, filed under Energy from Waste, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

You might expect one demolition company to be much like any other – at the end of the day you just want someone to take down your building and remove the waste. However, Rabbit Group provides something a little different. By matching our demolition service with a green waste management strategy, we don’t just ensure the demolition work is carried out efficiently and safely, we’re also able… read the rest of “Reliable Demolitions Teamed with Green Waste Management”

5 Reasons You Should Get Involved with Earth Hour

Posted on 11/03/15, filed under Energy from Waste | No Comments

Originally going under the name of ‘The Big Flick’, Earth Hour is an initiative organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The idea is, and always has been, to unite people around the world in an awareness of climate change and the positive action they can take on this issue. Starting in Sydney Australia in 2007, the event calls on everyone to turn off their non-essential lights for one… read the rest of “5 Reasons You Should Get Involved with Earth Hour”

Food for Fuel – The Digestion of Food Waste into Renewable Energy

Posted on 01/05/14, filed under Energy from Waste, News, Recycling | No Comments

Every year the EU creates almost 90 million tonnes of food waste, 15 million tonnes of which is produced by the UK – states the latest report from the House of Lords European Union Committee.

The committee is urging supermarkets to end deals such as BOGOF (buy one get one free) amid concerns that at least half of food purchased in this way will end up as… read the rest of “Food for Fuel – The Digestion of Food Waste into Renewable Energy”

An EFW Generation

Posted on 06/03/14, filed under Energy from Waste | No Comments

The Continued Rise of Energy from Waste Plants

EFW Generation by Rabbit Group2010 was a big year for us here at The Rabbit Group. We launched an energy from waste facility, featured in the Sunday Times and won the Green Business Award at the Worthing Business Awards. In 2011 we were also ‘highly commended’ in the Green Business… read the rest of “An EFW Generation”