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Category Archives: Recycling

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Just One Thing could Help London Recycling

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London Mayor, Boris Johnson, alongside the London Councils is backing the ‘Just One Thing’ campaign aimed at increasing the rate of recycling waste materials in the city to 50% by 2020. The campaign encourages every Londoner to take a keen look at what they currently recycle and what they throw in the bin, and find … Continue reading

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Packaging Labels and Recycling Symbols Explained

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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

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

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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

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Why is London Recycling so Rubbish?

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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

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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

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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

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The Problem with Fly-tipping

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The illegal disposal or dumping of waste is known as fly-tipping, and this very serious criminal offence may be punishable by a fine of up to £3 million for companies and up to £95,000 for individuals. Convicted fly-tippers may also be liable for any investigation and enforcement costs involved, as well as any clean-up costs … Continue reading

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The London Waste and Recycling Board joins forces with the Waste & Resources Action Programme

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The Mayor of London has set a target of 50% recycling of waste across all London Boroughs by 2020 while still maintaining affordable waste management solutions. A lofty goal, perhaps, but it’s one that is respectable and many believe achievable. To work towards this target the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and the UK … Continue reading

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Is the Loom Band Craze an ‘Eco Ticking Timebomb’?

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Over the summer, loom bands seem to have taken over Britain! Everywhere you turn there are people making them, selling them, wearing them, talking about them. They even made it to the news channels! The man behind these captivating bands is, Cheong Choon Ng, from Michigan, USA. He thought of the idea when he watched … Continue reading

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The Rubbish Collection by Waste Artist Joshua Sofaer

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We all create waste. This is an unavoidable truth, but what really matters is how we manage the waste and the items we class as waste and haphazardly throw into the rubbish bin without a second thought. Artist Joshua Sofaer is particularly fascinated by the concept of exploring environmental and ecological issues, and has decided … Continue reading

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