We all have our part to play in caring for our planet. Recycling correctly can have a huge impact in lowering our carbon footprint by ensuring our waste is reused and stays out of landfill.
You probably have a good idea by now of what can be recycled. Yet many people are still surprised to learn about these unusual everyday items that, instead of being thrown away, can be given a new lease of life.
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The true magic of Christmas begins the day you put up your tree – sparkly baubles, twinkling fairy lights, and your choice of dazzling tree topper, decorating your Christmas tree is an iconic moment in the festive period.
Make your winter celebrations extra special this year and purchase your real tree from one of these local Leeds and West Yorkshire Christmas tree sellers.
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As a society, we’re notorious for just throwing things away without giving them a second thought. Things that can be recycled go into the general waste, and things that can’t somehow always creep into the recycling bin. It can be tricky to understand the various plastic types, and even more so to cut down on plastic usage. That’s when things often end up in the wrong place, with much of it sadly going down our drains.
After decades of pouring things away without giving it a second thought, our sewage systems are beginning to take a toll. Even more worryingly, much of it is ends up in our water sources, harming our health and contributing to ocean pollution.
Take the plunge into murky waters to help clean up the planet when you get involved with Unblocktober 2021.
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As a society, we consume a lot in any given day. The UK alone spend an average of £97 per week on groceries and a grand £276 a year on non-alcoholic drinks. The problem with this is much of these items go to waste and are often packed or wrapped in plastic. The more we consume, the more our plastic waste increases.
That’s why recycling is now more important than ever before. It’s a great way to turn the things we would usually throw away into new items and avoid waste and improve environmental protection and pollution prevention all over the world.
Recycle Week is back and better than ever this year. If you’re interested in reducing your consumption waste and helping the environment, this annual event is a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of recycling and how to keep track of what goes where.
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Plastic has various uses, many of which are extremely valuable to society as we know it. However, the world’s addiction to single-use and disposable plastic is causing irreversible effects on the environment.
This article will focus on why we need to reduce our plastic usage and how Plastic Free July helps raise awareness.
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Outdoor workspaces are becoming more popular in private gardens and commercial premises alike, not least in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the overnight changes to working practices brought about during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
In this guide we’ll look at the reasons why you should hire a garden waste skip, clear your outdoor clutter, and reimagine your garden or back yard as an outdoor office.
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There is no better time to prepare your garden for summer than National Gardening Week, especially now the coronavirus restrictions are changing. Whether you’re looking to plant a whole new bed of flowers, or simply need to tidy your garden, this is a great time to get started.
In this article, we’re going to look at how to effectively prepare your garden for summer while focusing on what National Gardening Week is all about.
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March 18 2021 is Global Recycling Day, and a perfect time for all of us – domestic and business alike – to think about why recycling is important and how to reduce our waste to sustainable levels.
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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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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.
When 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.Continue reading How to have an environmentally-friendly Halloween