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How can we cut down our food waste?

We are throwing away up to 900 million tonnes of food waste a year

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 According to a recent report more than 900 million tonnes of food is thrown away each year. This amount of food waste would fill 23 million 40-tonne trucks, enough to circle the Earth seven times! The UN Environment Programme's Food Waste Index revealed that 17% of food available to consumers goes straight in the bin, 60% of this waste comes from homes. Some worrying facts from 'Friends of the Earth' state that 50 million chickens are wasted in the UK every year, 240,000 tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year by supermarkets and one third of all food produced across the globe is lost or wasted. 

 

Plastic Pollution In Our Seas

How can we help cut down plastic pollution in our seas?

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Over 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year and at least 8 million tons of it end up in our seas every year. All the plastic that ends up in the sea gets ingested by marine life which causes severe injuries (from being tangled) and deaths.

Single Stream vs 'Segregation At Source' Recycling

Advantages of Segregation at Source Recycling

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There are two primary ways to collect household recycling: single stream and segregation at source. Both of these methods pose unique benefits and trade-offs.

Recycling is a process in which valuable flow from collection to an end user, who make the materials into new products. This flow of materials is often called the recycling “stream.” In single-stream recycling, mixed recyclable materials travel together (separately from rubbish) in one stream to a sorting facility.

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Understanding WRAP Labelling

Explaining WRAP labelling and colours

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What does WRAP stand for?

WRAP stands for waste and resources action program.

What is WRAP?

In its simplest terms, WRAP helps people recycle more and waste less, both at home and at work while offering economic as well as environmental benefits. The WRAP organisation works with a wide range of partners, from major UK businesses, manufacturers, trade bodies and local authorities through to individuals looking for practical advice.

Putting a smile on school recycling

School recycling with a smile!

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Eco Members of the Eco Club at Sheffield High School chose new “Smiley Face” Envirobins in a bid to increase the school’s recycling performance, having already gained the Eco-Schools Green Flag award.

Although recycling is taken seriously at Sheffield High School, the students thought that recycling could be made a little bit more fun.

Recycling Its No Waste Of Time - New Internal Recycling Bin Range Launched

Recycling; It's NO waste of time!

At Recycling Bins Direct we work hard to create and constantly evolve litter and recycling bins to help organisations keep their areas clean, tidy and to reduce waste. By implementing an efficient recycling scheme within your organisation you can prevent tons of rubbish being sent to landfill each year.  When litter is sent to landfill it produces harmful greenhouse gases which contribute heavily towards climate change.

Why Recycle

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If you're not already recycling, we explain how easy it is and how you can really make a difference.For those who already recycle, discover the positive effect your recycling efforts are making and find out what else you could do.

Wake Up & Smell The Coffee On Coffee Cup Recycling

Coffee cup recycling

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A lot of us may practise recycling at home which is great – but what are the big companies actually doing to help save the environment and play their part? We consume convenient take-away food and drink from coffee to burgers but what actually happens to the packaging?

Smiles all round for school recycling teams

Smiles all round for school recycling teams

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Smiley Face novelty recycling bins were especially designed to give schools a fun head start when teaching children to recycle. They form part of the EnviroBuddy collection, which includes planet-friendly SpaceBuddies and the new litter-loving AquaBuddies threesome, Dolphin, Frog and PenguinBuddy.

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