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  • End of Landfill in the UK? Is Zero Waste Really Coming Any Time Soon?
    Reliance on landfill in the UK is decreasing, but is zero waste to landfill and the end of landfill a real prospect in the foreseeable future? The latest waste data from the Environment Agency (EA) shows that reliance on landfill in England and Wales continues to decrease, with significant increases in inputs to other treatment […]
  • 3 Recycling Lessons You Can Benefit From Today
    Although in many nations recycling rates continue to rise, and since the Paris Climate Change summit in December 2015 more and more people are seriously concerned about their environment, many people are still confused about how to do their recycling. In this article, we will explain in simple language the main types of materials which […]
  • Clear And Unbiased Facts About Recycling During A Flat Economy
    The things we all should really be doing in order to reuse and recycle our own garbage, including when money is tight. Tags: rubbish, landfills, Money, landfill site, landfill
  • Is Your Local Council the Best Deal for Bulky Waste?
    Back in 2014, many local councils introduced fees for collecting bulky waste, those items such as fridges, freezers, beds and mattresses. As a means of cutting their own costs, many councils felt that fee payments were a good idea but this was a view opposed by many for bringing with it the possibility of increased […]
  • Mobile Recycling – Old Phones and What to Do and Not to Do!
    What Should You Do With Your Old Mobile Phone? Mobile phones are at record demand levels, with new releases every year encouraging consumers to replace their old models with the latest innovations. But what happens to those old mobiles? Usually, they are locked away to gather dust, or thrown away and added to what is […]
  • The Arguments for Recycling – Why We Should All Care About Recycling
    The Arguments in Favour of Recycling – What you need to know! By now, we’re familiar with the ecological and environmental arguments for recycling, not only to benefit ourselves but also the future generations. Although responding to our personal responsibilities in this way is a good thing, there is still the wider community conscience and […]
  • Examples of Renewable Resources
    Renewable resources are things like water, soil, air, forests and animals. Tags: Definition of Renewable Resource, What is a Renewable Resource, examples of renewable resources, List of Non Renewable Resources, 10 Non Renewable Resources
  • Energos Shows Profit from its Innovative Gasification of Residual Waste
    Waste incineration has continued to grow in the UK and many other countries as a proportion of the total residual waste stream. It has to be accepted that it is a highly effective method to divert waste away from landfill, due to the fact that as a proportion of the original input tonnage, the ash […]
  • UK Landfill Tax Exceeds £5 Per Wheely Bin For Average Family Collection
    The UK Landfill Tax rate which has been raised every year since 1999 is now £80/tonne for every cubic metre of waste placed in a landfill. Next year (2015) it will only rise in line with inflation (the Retail Price Index – RPI), Chancellor George Osborne announced in the budget in March of this year. But, it […]
  • Landfill Dogs – The Real Story
    A recent blog was posted under the heading “Landfill Dogs” which showed a US lady who has been saving dogs rescued from a life of scrounging through waste on a local landfill. It gave the impression that all landfill operators are at the best unfeeling toward stray animals, and at worst neglectful and cruel. Now, […]

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