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Packaging Labels and Recycling Symbols Explained

Posted on by Danny Nolan

On-pack recycling labels, or OPRLs, can be found on many consumer items and are designed to let you know how they can be recycled. While they take some of the guesswork out of recycling, it’s important to know that items without an OPRL could possibly still be recycled. The following is a list of the … Continue reading

Cheers to crazy paving! From recycled plastic bottles to prefab plastic roads

Posted on by Danny Nolan

Everyone knows that feeling of driving down a particularly neglected road and finding it full of potholes and bumps, making your journey a lot more uncomfortable than it should be. Well, now there may be a solution on the horizon, in the form of recycled plastic bottles! Could recycled plastic roads spell the end of … Continue reading

Skip Hire Glossary

Posted on by Danny Nolan

When the time comes, should you need a skip, the amount of choice available can be rather baffling, and you may fear being bombarded with all the skip-related jargon if you phone a skip hire company up for more information. But before you go ahead and order your skip, why not have a quick glance … Continue reading

Why is London Recycling so Rubbish?

Posted on by Danny Nolan

London is generally abuzz with activity and bustling with life, so it’s no surprise that most assume it’s also great at recycling and looking after its surrounding environment. Unfortunately though, this isn’t the case. In fact, our capital is pretty poor at it, and this article looks to discuss the problems it faces and the potential … Continue reading

The Importance of Electronic Recycling Increases as ‘Endangered’ Smartphone Metals Risk Running Out

Posted on by Danny Nolan

A recent study by Yale University has underlined the importance of mobile phone recycling. What the researchers at Yale discovered was that some metals can now be considered ‘endangered’ because of their use in mobile phone technology. What is criticality? On average there are 41 different elements in the typical smartphone, and in 2014, 1.2 … Continue reading

The Safer Lorry Scheme in London Launches September 2015

Posted on by Danny Nolan

The Mayor, Boris Johnson, recently announced that there is to be a London-wide ban on lorries that are not fitted with safety equipment, in order to protect nearby pedestrians and cyclists. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at what the ban is and exactly what it involves, so if you’re in … Continue reading

London’s used Coffee Beans Power the City with Green Energy

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In the ever-evolving world of renewable energy, there have been many innovations which have taken place during the last few years. One of the most interesting (and potentially rewarding) ideas has been developed by Bio-Bean. This award-winning green energy company has found a way to convert used coffee beans from London shops into a new … Continue reading

Warm 2014 Spring Boosted England’s Recycling Rate

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As anyone living in England probably knows, the spring of 2014 was unusually warm. While many people welcomed the rising temperatures, they also had a number of side effects such as water shortages. However, one of the other benefits of this warm spring is that England’s recycling rate rose dramatically. Dramatically rising household recycling rates … Continue reading

How do I Recycle Electronics and Gadgets?

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New technology is wonderful and the current trends push to get the latest and greatest as quickly as possible. This is great until you consider the effects on the environment that all of the gently used technology you’re replacing will have if it’s just tossed in the garbage. But, you argue, no one wants that … Continue reading

London Recycling Falls for the First Time

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London, being the sophisticated and highly developed world city that it is, would like to pride itself on its rates of recycling. Unfortunately however, the rate of recycling in the capital dropped for the first time last year, with only 33.9% of household rubbish now recycled, the first recorded drop since recycling records began in … Continue reading