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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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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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
Below are a few tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.
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For many people, a television is one of the most
used electrical appliances in their home. When you are getting a new one,
because you fancy an upgrade or because your television has finally broken, you
must dispose of the old one safely and effectively.
Below is our guide of how to dispose of your television, whether it is in working condition or broken.
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If someone fly-tips on your land, it can be frustrating, and unfortunately, the responsibility falls to the owner of the land. Fly-tipping is illegal, and people can be fined and prosecuted for committing the offence. There are certain things you must do if someone has fly-tipped on your land, so let’s take a look below.
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Clutter, clutter, and more clutter.
Everyone has been in a situation where our homes seem to
become chaotic with mess and it can make us feel down.
A study has shown that 50% of us could happily live without most of the things we own.
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washing machine stops working, don’t let things spin out of control. It is
important to dispose of your washing machine safely and legally.
Washing machines are part of our everyday life and it can be a stressful situation when they stop working properly. So, what do you do next?
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There’s never a bad time to hire a skip, but some times are better than others. All too often, householders leave it to the end of a DIY project to hire a skip and throw away all the rubbish.
But to get even better value out of your skip, hire it at the start of your work. This allows you to clear out your workspace so there are fewer obstacles, making it easier and safer for you to move around.
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While it’s one of the great cliches of skip hire that every skip ends up with a mattress sticking out of the top, this can actually cause major problems if it happens to you.
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The start of a new year is often a time when we start to pay
more attention to the little jobs that need doing around the house.
You might notice winter damage you hadn’t already spotted – a loose roof tile or a leaking water pipe — and where there’s a risk of water getting into your property, it should be a priority to get it weather-proofed once again.
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