Archive for Waste

Planning a garden overhaul this summer?

Posted on 21/05/19, filed under News, Waste | No Comments

Planning a garden overhaul this summer?

As the days get warmer and longer, it’s the time of year that we can start enjoying our gardens. If you’re planning a garden revamp this summer to maximise your outdoor space, make sure you’re ready for the work ahead.

Plan and prepare

Whether you’re getting a landscaper on board or going it alone with… read the rest of “Planning a garden overhaul this summer?”

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”

How do you dispose of plastic bags and plastic film?

Posted on 23/10/18, filed under News, Waste | No Comments

How do you dispose of plastic bags and plastic film?

As a nation, we’ve done pretty well at reducing our use of plastic bags, crucially since the introduction of the 5p plastic bag charge back in 2015.

In fact, plastic bag usage dropped 80% following the introduction of the charge. It forced us to look at our plastic bag habits… read the rest of “How do you dispose of plastic bags and plastic film?”

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”

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

More about the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management

Posted on 23/01/18, filed under News, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

More about the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management

We are proud of our affiliations with the wider waste management industry. One of the organisations we’re associated with is the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), a professional body for resource and waste experts.

What do the CIWM do?

As the leading institution for the industry, CIWM provides… read the rest of “More about the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management”

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.

Recycling

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”

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

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”

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”

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”

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”

Skip Hire: What You Need to Know

Posted on 09/09/15, filed under Skip Hire, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Hiring a skip is a great way to get rid of a large amount of rubbish in one go. Skips are usually used for specific projects such as home renovation or gardening/landscaping work. Put simply, if you’re going to generate a lot of building waste or gardening rubbish then you need a skip.

Where can I put my skip?

This will depend on size, but essentially there are… read the rest of “Skip Hire: What You Need to Know”

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”

What Happens When We Fail To Recycle?

Posted on 10/06/15, filed under Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

There’s no avoiding it – we still make and use too many things that are neither recyclable nor reusable. Whilst we have made significant steps from being the ‘throwaway society’ we once were, we have yet to reach the point when everyday items always come in easily disposed packaging.

At Rabbit Group we are able to reclaim useful materials from all kinds of waste products – from building… read the rest of “What Happens When We Fail To Recycle?”

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”

The Business Benefits of Becoming a Paperless Office

Posted on 15/04/15, filed under Green Business, Waste, Waste Disposal | No Comments

Switching to a paperless office has never been easier and making the move not only saves money through buying fewer resources but by making your workplace more efficient than ever before – and it can earn you an edge over your competitors.  Whatever the size of your business there’s bound to be a back office administration area where paperwork is rife and where electronic systems could make a significant… read the rest of “The Business Benefits of Becoming a Paperless Office”

How to be an Eco-Friendly Gift-Giver

Posted on 08/12/14, filed under Recycling, Waste | No Comments

We all love Christmas, a time of plenty – decorations, food and, of course, presents. But there is something else that is plentiful at Christmas that we are all too quick to forget about – waste, plenty of waste.

Every Christmas Britons throw out the equivalent of 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings, 74 million mince pies and nearly enough turkey fat to fill an Olympic swimming pool… read the rest of “How to be an Eco-Friendly Gift-Giver”

6 Environmental sins not to commit on Halloween and Bonfire Night

Posted on 29/10/14, filed under Recycling, Waste | No Comments

Trick or Treat? Unfortunately this time of year is more of a trick than a treat for the environment. From burning an excessive number of candles to keep those Halloween pumpkins lit, to lighting bonfires up and down the country to ‘remember remember the fifth of November’, the next week will send a whole host of harmful pollution into the atmosphere.

Did you know that according to the 2010… read the rest of “6 Environmental sins not to commit on Halloween and Bonfire Night”

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”