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.
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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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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