In recent years the rejected recycling rate in Leeds and other UK cities has been on the increase as the companies that process recyclable waste have been becoming more strict about what they will and won’t accept.
April can be a busy month in the garden – the clock change means more daylight in the evenings at long last, while the weather can be a mix of sunshine and showers that comes as both a challenge and as the kickstart for all kinds of flowers to come into bloom.
Whether you see it as a challenge or a chore, recycling food packaging waste is a growing part of everyday life for most households.
Building a conservatory was once the go-to home improvement for households up and down the UK, not to mention a significant status symbol when it came to resale value – but is this still the case in the 21st century?
Nearly all households recycle plastics at home and many of us have become much more aware of how many plastic bags we use since the charge for single-use carrier bags came into force – but how many of us have thought about bread bag recycling before?
If you’re not sure what you can and can’t recycle in Leeds, you’re not alone. Council-run recycling services can be confusing and as there’s no consistent rules on what goes in which colour bin nationwide, you can’t rely on what other people tell you.
Renovating a house from roof to cellar can be hugely rewarding – both personally and financially, if you get it right – but it’s also one of the biggest practical challenges you can take on in life.
Three years since it pledged never to throw away edible food, Tesco has launched a new mission to cut food waste by education community cooks on how to use every last bit of every ingredient donated to them.
With the new year underway, many more of us will be planning home improvements, but unless you’re a professional (and sometimes even then…!) there’s probably some simple steps you could take to make your next project run more smoothly.
There might not be much greenery in the garden as yet, but it’s only a matter of time. The days are getting longer and will soon be warmer, and that’s when a lot of life returns to the garden – both plant and animal.