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What can be safely put on a bonfire?

Posted on 01/11/18, filed under Litter, News, Recycling | No Comments

What can be safely put on a bonfire?

Guy Fawkes night is nearly upon us and as thoughts turn to toffee apples and dazzling firework displays, you might also be gathering things together to create a spectacular bonfire. But what can be safely burned on a bonfire and what should be avoided?

Items that are suitable to burn on a… read the rest of “What can be safely put on a bonfire?”

5 summertime recycling tips

Posted on 26/06/18, filed under Litter, News | No Comments

5 summertime recycling tips

The Great British Summer throws up its very own issues when it comes to recycling. So what should we be particularly mindful of through the summer months ahead?

1. Make sure you ‘grasscycle’
The UK’s landfill sites are under serious strain, so don’t contribute to the problem more than you need to by bagging and… read the rest of “5 summertime recycling tips”

The costly litter issue of summertime picnics and BBQs

Posted on 19/06/18, filed under Litter, News | No Comments

The costly litter issue of summertime picnics and BBQs

As we enjoy the warm summer months, we gather up picnic blankets and cool bags and head outdoors for some al fresco dining. And whether that’s sandwiches and ice creams in one of Britain’s parks or an impromptu BBQ along a beach somewhere, we all have a responsibility to leave our parks… read the rest of “The costly litter issue of summertime picnics and BBQs”

What’s the solution to the coffee cup crisis?

Posted on 23/04/18, filed under Energy from Waste, Litter, News, Recycling | No Comments

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?”

Down In The Dumps: How Fly-tipping Is Ruining Our Streets And Countryside

Posted on 13/10/16, filed under Litter, Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Having declined steadily over the last few years, fly-tipping – the illegal dumping of waste – is once again threatening to turn our green and pleasant land into one giant rubbish tip.

Both rural beauty spots and urban streets are being blighted by a growing band of litter louts, dumping anything from old furniture, carpets and other household waste. In just the last two years, there’s been a… read the rest of “Down In The Dumps: How Fly-tipping Is Ruining Our Streets And Countryside”

Seven Secrets to Greening Your BBQ This Summer

Posted on 15/07/15, filed under Litter, Recycling, Waste | No Comments

The sun is out, which means you need to get out there quick and fire up that BBQ or the British summer will be gone before you know it. But before you light the charcoal and raid the freezer, here are our top tips for delivering a green and pleasant al fresco experience:

1.    Ditch the Disposable – the supermarket tray of charcoal looks easy and convenient, but… read the rest of “Seven Secrets to Greening Your BBQ This Summer”

Beaches of the World Form a Coastline Covered in Plastic

Posted on 17/09/14, filed under Litter, Waste | No Comments

This year is the 21st anniversary of the Beachwatch Big Weekend (19th – 22nd September) and to mark the occasion people all across the nation will be taking part in a Great British beach clean.

It may come as a shock that since 1997 the amount of marine litter in the UK has almost doubled, with 40.4% of the litter coming from the public. Plastic is topping the… read the rest of “Beaches of the World Form a Coastline Covered in Plastic”