How to have an environmentally-friendly Halloween

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.

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How to dispose of waste and recycling in the age of coronavirus

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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Top tips for reducing food waste and saving money

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 avoided.

Below are a few tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

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How to dispose of your television

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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