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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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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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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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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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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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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October is the month when the clocks go back, the evenings get darker and as a result, it starts to get much colder earlier in the day – and in the middle of the day, for that matter.
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If you’ve got a budding eco-warrior or wannabe VSCO girl in your household – or you’re just environmentally conscious – a zero waste Halloween party is a great way to celebrate the season with minimal environmental impact.
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Almost every home in the UK has a fridge, a freezer, or a combined fridge-freezer – according to a 2018 Euromonitor report cited by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances, 96% of us have at least one of those.
Continue reading How can you dispose of a fridge-freezer?