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Plastic backlash: is our dependency on single-use plastics decreasing?

Posted on 23/06/20, filed under Litter, News | No Comments

Plastic backlash: is our dependency on single-use plastics decreasing?

The problems posed by our overreliance on plastic has become part of our everyday thinking. The turning point was back in 2017, when Sir David Attenborough narrated a now-historic episode of Blue Planet II. It demonstrated the devastating impact that plastic is having on our oceans. But since then, has our dependency… read the rest of “Plastic backlash: is our dependency on single-use plastics decreasing?”

What’s happening with food packaging?

Posted on 09/06/20, filed under Litter, News, Waste | No Comments

What’s happening with food packaging?

The issues of food waste are far-reaching, not least for the environment where food disposal emits damaging greenhouse gases. But the problems go beyond the food itself – plastic food packaging has come under increasing scrutiny. But what innovations are emerging to make food packaging more sustainable?

Edible packaging

Single-use plastics have come under fire… read the rest of “What’s happening with food packaging?”

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 | 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?”

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”