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What is Recycle Week and why is it important?

Posted on 10/09/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

What is Recycle Week and why is it important?

Recycle Week 2019 starts on 23 September. It’s an initiative run by the national government recycling campaign Recycle Now, that’s part of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Rabbit Group is proud to be an active member of WRAP.

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How is hardcore recycled?

Posted on 09/07/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How is hardcore recycled?

Hardcore is low absorbency, solid material. Made of large aggregates such as construction waste, bricks, rubble, tiles, rock and gravel, hardcore often ends up in skips from construction and demolition projects.

Can hardcore go into a skip?

Although some items cannot go into a skip, hardcore can. Once a skip is full and taken away… read the rest of “How is hardcore recycled?”

How to clear out your wardrobe

Posted on 25/06/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How to clear out your wardrobe

The task of clearing out a wardrobe can be a daunting one. Years and years of unworn clothes can lurk in its depths. Crumpled and neglected items might be strewn on the bottom. And further clothes could be crushed into drawers. But in just a few hours, your wardrobe can be transformed and clutter-free, making… read the rest of “How to clear out your wardrobe”

The Easter Bunny’s plastic problem

Posted on 09/04/19, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

 

The Easter Bunny’s plastic problem

Over the past few years, excessive packaging around Easter eggs has come under scrutiny. The cute little mascot of the season, the Easter Bunny, has a lot to answer for. As we all become more aware of our plastic consumption, how can we reduce our plastic this Easter?

Avoid ‘flow-wrap’ and vacuum plastic

Try… read the rest of “The Easter Bunny’s plastic problem”

Sorting out for Spring?

Posted on 12/03/19, filed under News, Recycling, Skip Hire | No Comments

Sorting out for Spring?

When March rolls around, there’s a glimmer of longer days and warmer weather on the horizon and thoughts turn to spring cleaning. This annual ritual can be a cathartic time, throwing open windows to let fresh air in and having a good clear-out of things no longer needed.

This year, spring cleaning is expected to be… read the rest of “Sorting out for Spring?”

Can all Christmas cards be recycled?

Posted on 11/12/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

Can all Christmas cards be recycled?

Rumour has it that Christmas cards are becoming passé, and we are sending fewer than ever before. That said, in 2017 the Greetings Card Association estimated that over a billion Christmas cards were sold, so it’s certainly not a fast decline. Designs are more varied and elaborate than ever; some feature glittery embellishments, some even… read the rest of “Can all Christmas cards be recycled?”

The big autumn garden clear-up

Posted on 27/11/18, filed under News, Recycling, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

The big autumn garden clear-up

Autumn is a busy season for gardeners. It’s the time of year where the focus is on clearing up, undertaking some routine maintenance and making sure your garden is in the best condition to thrive once spring arrives.

Clear fallen leaves

If you’ve got a lot of deciduous trees, you might have piles of leaves to… read the rest of “The big autumn garden clear-up”

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?”

How do you recycle paints and solvents?

Posted on 25/09/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How do you recycle paints and solvents?

If you’re just finishing up a major home improvement project, chances are you have some opened tins of paints lying around. And while these can be useful to store away for future touch-ups, tins that are nearly finished or you just don’t need any more are best disposed of.

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How do you recycle electricals?

Posted on 11/09/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

How do you recycle electricals?

When you’re having a spring clean, renovating your home or moving to a new house, a skip can come in handy for getting rid of stuff you don’t need anymore. But while Rabbit recycle as much material as we can from your skip, not all items are allowed to be disposed of

11 fascinating facts about water

Posted on 28/08/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

11 fascinating facts about water

A hot summer makes us mindful of conserving water to avoid droughts and hosepipe bans. Although the reality is that rain in the winter and spring filled the UK’s reservoirs and supplies are good despite the longest dry spell in the UK for 40 years. However, reducing the amount of water we use (and… read the rest of “11 fascinating facts about water”

What to do with unwanted clothes

Posted on 24/07/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

What to do with unwanted clothes

We live in a time of fast moving fashion. Clothes are often seen as highly disposable with retailers like Primark and Topshop responding quickly to new fashion trends and bringing them quickly to market at affordable prices. For fashionistas, this means making room in their wardrobes and disposing of clothes, whether they’re worn out… read the rest of “What to do with unwanted clothes”

5 easy ways to reduce your food waste

Posted on 14/05/18, filed under News, Recycling, Waste | No Comments

5 easy ways to reduce your food waste

Food waste is an enormous problem. In the UK alone, £13billion of edible food is thrown away every year. Food waste contributes to global warming and deforestation and increases unnecessary packaging waste. According to the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, a family of four could be saving £60 a… read the rest of “5 easy ways to reduce your food waste”

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?”

Can all plastic bottles can be recycled?

Posted on 09/04/18, filed under News, Recycling | No Comments

Can all plastic bottles can be recycled?

As a nation, we are slowly getting better at recycling. But Recycle Now estimate that although an average of 35.8 million plastic bottles are used each day in the UK, only 19.8 million of those are recycled. And those that aren’t getting recycled are causing a major problem. The… read the rest of “Can all plastic bottles can be recycled?”

How can Rabbit help meet your business’ green goals?

Posted on 19/03/18, filed under News, Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste Disposal | No Comments

How can Rabbit help meet your business’ green goals?

Rabbit help businesses throughout Brighton, Sussex and beyond to meet their green objectives by providing the commercial waste facilities needed on-site to minimise contributions to landfill and maximise recycling.

Minimising landfill contributions

Rabbit provide a range of bins where your staff can separate the different types of waste. When… read the rest of “How can Rabbit help meet your business’ green goals?”

24 easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle

Posted on 27/02/18, filed under News, Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste | No Comments

24 easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle

It’s often the little things that count, and we can all do our bit to help the enormous collective impact we’re having on the environment by doing more to reduce, reuse and recycle.

  1. Avoid giving presents with excess packaging and wrapping, or better still, consider fabric gift wrap as a reusable

The post-Christmas refresh

Posted on 26/12/17, filed under News, Recycling, Skip Hire | No Comments

The post-Christmas refresh

For those who just can’t wait for March to arrive for the annual Spring Clean, post-Christmas is a great time to get your home organised.

Getting the decorations down

Clearing away the decorations can be quite cathartic, if a little sad. Stripping back the tinsel and glitter and boxing things away neatly for next year is… read the rest of “The post-Christmas refresh”

The messy business of Christmas

Posted on 12/12/17, filed under News, Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste | No Comments

The messy business of Christmas

Christmas excesses produce a colossal amount of waste. We’ve all experienced it – the day you’re desperate for your household waste and recycling collections to get back to normal so your overflowing bins can be emptied. Packaging, food waste, old decorations, wrapping and card and even unwanted gifts, Christmas certainly creates a mess.

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The frightening truth about Halloween waste

Posted on 30/10/17, filed under Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste | No Comments

The frightening truth about Halloween waste

Halloween is a time for spooky fun, scary costumes, trick-or-treating with the kids and an excess of sweets. But there’s a dark undertone to the festivities, and that’s the huge amount of waste that’s produced.

18,000 pumpkins are sent to landfill each year

Pumpkins are great fun to carve scary faces into, with some streets… read the rest of “The frightening truth about Halloween waste”

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”

How to prepare your home for renovations and extensions

Posted on 18/05/17, filed under Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste Disposal | No Comments

How to prepare your home for renovations and extensions

 

Whether it’s a kitchen refit, or a large-scale extension, getting your home ready for a big renovation is a vital part of the project. Before the tradesmen arrive on site and work commences, it’s important to have a clear-out and organise your home effectively in preparation for building work… read the rest of “How to prepare your home for renovations and extensions”

The Big Spring Clean – 6 Top Tips on How To Declutter

Posted on 25/04/17, filed under Recycling, Skip Hire, Waste | No Comments

The Big Spring Clean – 6 Top Tips on How To Declutter

You’ve heard it before: mess causes stress. Thanks to books like bestselling The Life-changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo and TV programmes like The Hoarder Next Door, we’ve seen how cluttered homes can get and the stress-relieving, cathartic effect a tidy, clean and organised home can have… read the rest of “The Big Spring Clean – 6 Top Tips on How To Declutter”

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 Big Spring Clean

Posted on 28/03/17, filed under Recycling, Services, Skip Hire, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

The big spring clean

There’s something so refreshing about spring. Longer days, spring flowers and the promise of the warmth and sunshine to come. It’s enough to make you get your house and garden in order and undertake the infamous Spring Clean. Here, let Rabbit help lighten the load when it comes to your big clear out.

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5 Signs that it’s Time to End your Relationship with your Waste Management Partner

Posted on 14/02/17, filed under Green Business, Recycling, Services, Skip Hire, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Are you wasting time worrying about waste management? When an existing supplier starts to create more problems than they solve, it’s time for a new waste management partner. A reputable and reliable commercial waste management partner will take care of all your waste-related hassles and leave you to get on with more important tasks.

Vital signs it’s time

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

Supporting a Greener Community

Posted on 29/12/16, filed under Green Business, Recycling, Services, Skip Hire, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

At Rabbit, we are very proud to support local community groups, charities, teams and events because we feel we can make a much bigger positive impact on the environment if we all work together. In addition to donating money to local charities, we also provide our waste disposal services to nearby sports teams and community events. Being located in… read the rest of “Supporting a Greener Community”

The 12 Days Of A Green Christmas

Posted on 13/12/16, filed under Green Business, Recycling, Services, Skip Hire | No Comments

Christmas may be the season of good cheer but all that giving and merriment does seem to create a lot of waste. From tons of wasted food to excessive energy consumption, Christmas can be quite environmentally unfriendly. Fortunately, lots of small changes in the home and in the workplace can make a big difference to helping the environment in the festive… read the rest of “The 12 Days Of A Green Christmas”