March 18 2021 is Global Recycling Day, and a perfect time for all of us – domestic and business alike – to think about why recycling is important and how to reduce our waste to sustainable levels.
Upcycling is becoming increasingly popular, and there is a good reason for this! Not only does upcycling have environmental benefits, but it also has social and personal benefits too.
Keep reading to find out the benefits of upcycling.
Now we’re in 2021, it is a great time to make the decision to become more sustainable. You may already be sticking with some new years resolutions, but sustainable living is the way forward if you need another to add to the list.
In this article, we’re going to focus on what sustainable living means, why it is important, and the changes you can make to achieve this.Continue reading How to be more sustainable in 2021
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.Continue reading Benefits of hiring a skip this Christmas
Each year in November, we celebrate ‘Guy Fawkes Night’, which is more commonly known as Bonfire Night.
On this night, people attend firework displays and have bonfires. Although it may seem harmless, as it is only one night a year, some of the toxins never fully disintegrate and remain in the environment.Continue reading Is Bonfire Night ruining the environment?
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.Continue reading How to have an environmentally-friendly Halloween
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.Continue reading How to get involved with World Cleanup Day 2020
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.Continue reading Ways to make your office safe during COVID-19
Plastic pollution has been a growing concern in recent years, especially when it is discarded in the environment instead of being recycled in the correct way.
We can all do our bit to avoid plastic packaging, recycle where possible, and focus on reusable rather than single-use plastics.Continue reading How to reduce plastic pollution in the home
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.Continue reading How to dispose of waste and recycling in the age of coronavirus