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Category: Environment

How gardeners can help fight plastic pollution

Has the recent mild weather tempted you to head out into your garden? If you’re a keen gardener, there are many ways you can be kind to the environment, but did you know, you can help fight the war against plastic too? Here’s how: Make a planter from a plastic bottle We use millions of plastic bottles in the UK every day, so instead of sending them to landfill, why not repurpose them for your garden? You can try lying the bottles on their side, cutting out a rectangular opening and filling it with compost and plants to make a bee-friendly…

Reduce your Easter waste: Make your own chocolate eggs

Easter is approaching, and maybe you’re thinking about which delicious Easter eggs you can treat yourself and the kids to. Not to spoil your happy thoughts, but have you ever thought about how much packaging comes with the 80 million eggs that are sold in the UK each year? It’s a lot. But there’s is one way you can indulge while saving money and avoiding unnecessary packaging-you can make your own Easter eggs. Make your own Easter eggs Even if you’ve never made anything remotely like a chocolate egg before, we promise you don’t need to be Jamie Oliver to…

How to throw a zero waste BBQ

As temperatures rise and hopefully continue to do so, thoughts turn to throwing a barbecue. While we don’t want to dash your dreams of ice cold beers and juicy burgers, have you thought about how much waste the average barbecue creates? From the disposable barbecue to mountains of food, paper plates, and single-use cutlery, it can mean that a lot of waste goes to landfill. Here’s our guide to throwing a zero waste barbecue. Avoid supermarket ‘value’ packs of meat If you have a lot of people coming over, it’s tempting to get bumper packs of meat in, but it’s…

How to throw a zero waste children’s party

Piles of paper plates and cups, a mountain of disposable cutlery, and lots of leftover food. This is usually what’s left at the end of the average kid’s birthday party. The mountain of waste not only hurts your pocket, it hurts the planet. But the good news is that by making a few savvy changes, you can throw your little ones a party to remember with zero waste. Party invitations We live in a digital world, so why not send out e-invites? You’ll save paper, money, and your precious time. If you really want to send out paper invites, buy…

How much waste do you ‘wheelie’ produce

Size Matters: How Much Waste Do You Wheelie Produce? You might think it doesn’t matter what size your kitchen bin is, as long as it does its job, right? But what if you have a new addition to the family, the council has reduced the frequency of your bin collections, or you’ve had a party and now you’re finding you’re having to trudge out in the cold to put out the rubbish far more often than you would like? Well you either need to reduce the waste you create, recycle more, or buy a larger kitchen bin. Did you know…

How to have an eco-friendly Easter

How was Easter 2021? We hope you had a fun family celebration. Are you looking forward to 2022? You’ve got chocolate galore, hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts and a delicious family meal, what’s not to love? In the UK Easter is Sunday 17th April 2022, so get it in your diary and make this easter eco-friendly! Just like at Christmas, all of this extra indulgence can have an impact on the environment. So how can you minimise your family’s impact? Here’s how to have an eco-friendly Easter.  Opt for a more sustainable Easter egg Your average Easter egg is packaged…

Business Wheelie Bin Cleaning

Do You Clean Your Business Bins Legally? Introduction Wheeled waste containers (including ‘wheelie bins’) are commonly used to collect domestic,commercial and trade waste; and materials for recycling. If you’re a company offering a wheeledbin cleaning service you should carry out your work professionally and with appropriateprecautions. Contaminated wash water, rinse water, solid wastes and cleaning chemicals cancause environmental pollution. You must follow legal requirements for wash water and solidwaste disposal if you’re doing this work as a business. Legal backgroundThe Environment Agency is responsible for protecting the water environment from pollution underthe Water Resources Act 1991 and the Environmental Permitting…