Benefits of hiring a skip this Christmas

Christmas is a time to prepare your home or office for new things and dispose of the old. It is crucial that there is space for new presents or items that may come your way.

You might need to clear out your house, as that’s where your COVID-19 Christmas support bubble is gathering, or maybe your work office needs a good clear out ready for the new year. Whatever the situation, now is a great time to hire a skip.

Instead of “finding space” for clutter, you can hire a skip to safely and effectively get rid of your waste in one go.

Throughout this article, we will cover why Christmas is the ideal time to hire a skip, how to effectively de-clutter an area and the importance of disposing of waste effectively.

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How to have an environmentally-friendly Halloween

The scariest thing about Halloween is the amount of waste produced every year.

It is estimated that around 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated from throwaway Halloween clothing alone. Although that is shocking enough, if you add packaging from decorations and sweet packaging, even more waste is created.

Due to the huge amount of plastic waste that Halloween causes, the environment becomes damaged due to harmful chemicals polluting land and water. When plastic waste is incorrectly disposed of, it can find its way to the ocean, negatively affecting a variety of marine life, including seals and seabirds, to name a few.

When plastic enters the ocean, marine life ingests the harmful chemicals of the plastic and suffers for a long time before an inevitable death.

By having a green Halloween, you help the environment and you will still able to have a spectacularly spooky celebration. Keep reading to discover ways to be environmentally-friendly this Halloween.

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How to get involved with World Cleanup Day 2020

This year, World Cleanup Day is on 19 September, and there are a lot of ways you can support the movement or get involved.

People from all over the planet are making a combined effort to clean the planet in just one day.

Although the waste crisis seems like an unmanageable situation, taking part in this day can make a huge difference.

Keep reading for information on how you can get involved this year and the benefits this movement has on our environment.

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Ways to make your office safe during COVID-19

COVID-19 brought the world to a halt and led to a huge increase in remote working. However, as coronavirus restrictions ease, many organisations are returning to office working. If you have staff that are about to begin their return to the office, it is crucial you have made it safe during this time.

The government has emphasised that it is vital for businesses to complete a COVID-19 risk assessment and use it to inform any decisions they make regarding coronavirus control measures.

Keep reading for some office safety tips during COVID-19.

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How to dispose of waste and recycling in the age of coronavirus

During this uncertain time, it can be tough to know how to dispose of waste and recycling. The amount of litter has seen an increase during the age of coronavirus.

Mainly, people are wrongly recycling personal protective equipment (PPE), which is contaminating rubbish and putting all the key workers at risk. It is vital that in this strange time, we all make a conscious effort to recycle to the best of our ability.

Below are some tips on how to correctly dispose of your waste and keep up with effective recycling.

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How to keep your house clean in the age of coronavirus

Coronavirus has left the majority of us in self-isolation. It is a scary and new situation for people to be in, but there are small steps you can take to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

The government has given clear guidelines about staying at home. They are as follows:

  • For food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home).
  • If you must go out, stay two metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You must follow these guidelines as you can spread the virus, even if you don’t have any symptoms.

While at home, it is vital that you keep surfaces and rooms clean, as germs and bacteria can attach to surfaces, which leads to spreading among members of your household.

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Top tips for reducing food waste and saving money

Food waste is a huge problem that not many people are talking about. More than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. In fact, food can be wasted before it is even sold.

For example, if fruit and veg are misshapen, marked, discoloured or oddly sized, there’s a chance they don’t meet customer standards. This results in them being thrown away before even leaving the farm or where they have been produced. Unfortunately, sometimes food goes off during transportation, which means it has to be discarded as it is not suitable to consume. 

People throwing away their food is one of the most common reasons for food waste, and over 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year. From not understanding the difference between best before and use by dates, to people overbuying, there is a lot of food waste that can easily be avoided.

Below are a few tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

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