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The importance of Medical Bins

Why is it important to have the right medical bins in place?

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Medical bins are essential for any healthcare setting, there are many rules and regulations for healthcare waste so it's important you get the right type of bin. According to a recent study by the World Health Organisation, 85% of waste generated by healthcare facilities is categorised as domestic, with only 15% considered infectious and hazardous - disposing of waste correctly is crucial to infection prevention.

 

Recycling starts before you buy

Make smarter purchases by thinking of the packaging, can it be recycled?

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Before you buy your groceries or buy a takeaway coffee, have a think about what these are packaged in, is it plastic and if so can it be recycled? This is the best way to start with recycling, from the very source. It's all good and well making sure you recycle your rubbish, but are you thinking about buying less items that are wrapped up in plastic. Do you need a plastic bag for your fruit or can you buy this loose?

 

 

 

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.

Green Updates - Recycling News

What's new with recycling?

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We have done some research this week to see what's new in the world of recycling. From facts to positive changes, you can find links to what's changing across the world along with helpful information. 

Excess Liquid Recycling Bins

How do you dispose of excess liquid?

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Have you ever thought about where you can dispose of excess liquids? Well we have a range of bins built just for disposing for this! Below we will explain the benfits of using these bins and which one will be the best fit for you.

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?

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