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.
Continue reading Forge Skip Hire’s Mattress Disposal Guide
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.
Continue reading How to save on heating costs in winter
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.
Continue reading How to throw a zero waste Halloween party
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?
Disposing of bulky items can get expensive, but there are ways to avoid the extra costs involved with getting rid of old furniture like sofas and settees.
Continue reading What are your options when disposing of a sofa?
Leftover paint is worth keeping around for a while, in case you need to touch up any scuffs, stains or filled-in spots on the wall.
Continue reading How do you properly dispose of paint?
Mattresses are big, bulky and awkward to handle – if you’ve ever had a mattress delivered, transported one yourself or even just tried to turn the mattress on your bed, you’ll know how heavy and uncooperative they can be.
Continue reading Can you put a mattress in a skip?