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.
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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This year, World Cleanup Day is on 19 September, and there are a lot of ways you can support the
movement or get involved.
all over the planet are making a combined effort to clean the planet in just
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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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.
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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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.
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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.
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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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