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.
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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.Continue reading How to keep your house clean in the age of coronavirus
April is National Home Improvement Month and to mark the occasion, NAEA Propertymark published figures showing the average homeowner has spent £8,000 on their property in the past five years, a total of £48 billion nationwide.
Continue reading House improvements that add value to your home
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.
Continue reading Tesco embarks on food waste mission
You might be surprised to learn that the ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner has changed even within living memory – and avoiding food waste was part of the reason why – so if you’re planning an eco Christmas dinner this year, you’re being more traditional than you might think.
Continue reading How to cook an eco Christmas dinner
The government has announced plans to increase the minimum charge for single-use plastic carrier bags to 10p and extend the scheme to include smaller independent retailers – so why do we support this?
Continue reading Why Forge Skip Hire supports 10p bags
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and imposes new rules on the way companies manage private individuals’ data, along with stiff penalties for data breaches.
Continue reading Will GDPR force businesses to recycle e-waste?
If you were born any time before the mid-1980s, you probably remember when you could take glass bottles back to the shop and get a few pence back in return – the bottles would then be washed and used again, just like doorstep delivery milk bottles.
As long ago as 2010, the author Bill Bryson proposed a return of bottle deposits to encourage recycling and reduce littering, but this is only just becoming a reality in 2018, as government plans now seem set to go ahead.
Continue reading How will the new bottle deposit scheme work?
We think of food as a renewable resource – in some cases it literally grows on trees – but producing enough food for everyone has huge implications in terms of energy usage, carbon emissions, the land area taken up by farming and the associated cost of all of those things.
Using less food by being smart and less wasteful can all help to make this most crucial of global resources more sustainable, while saving money on household food costs at the same time.
Here are a few tips based on figures from Love Food Hate Waste to cut down on your food bill by being a bit more careful about how much you cook and how much you throw away.
Continue reading Saving food to save money: top tips