At a time when we’re all trying to do more to protect the environment, a national celebration of burning things and sending explosions skywards is probably not the most eco-friendly date on the calendar – in fact, November 5th is one of the worst nights of the year for air pollution.
However, there are steps you can take to reduce your personal impact on the amount of harmful smoke released into the atmosphere, without having to abandon the festivities completely – here are a few ideas.
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It’s easy to neglect the garden when the nights draw in, but with the worst weather of the year likely still to come, November is a crucial time to do some last-minute planting for spring, tidy up errant shrubberies, and generally prepare things for the depths of winter.
Here are just some of the top gardening tips for November to help your outdoor space withstand the wind, rain, frost and snow, so that it can emerge in springtime in tiptop condition.
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The list of household recycling questions goes on and on. Can you recycle plastic food trays? Or greaseproof paper? Envelopes with windows? Paper with a shiny foil coating? Do you have to rinse it, separate it, put the lid back on? Just how many types of recyclable plastic ARE there?
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Sustainability of food production is becoming a bigger issue year by year, as more farmland is used to grow crops for biofuels and more attention paid to the number of carbon miles our food clocks up on its way to our plates.
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With all the environmental rules and regulations, you could be forgiven for wanting an easier option when it comes to skip hire and waste disposal during household renovations and clear-outs.
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Many of us would like to think we do our best when it comes to recycling, whether at home or in the workplace – but do you really know what can go in your recycling bins?
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The government has announced plans to increase the minimum charge for single-use plastic carrier bags to 10p and extend the scheme to include smaller independent retailers – so why do we support this?
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Reducing waste is one of the most direct ways we can all help protect the environment, but some waste is inevitable – so the next thing to do is recycle as much household waste as possible.
To do this, it’s smart to make recycling part of your everyday life, so that nothing goes to landfill that doesn’t need to.
Here are ten quick and easy ways to tweak your lifestyle so you recycle as much domestic waste as possible, without spending too much extra time and effort on doing so.
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It’s been a summer of long, hot, sunny days and little to no rainfall in many areas of the UK, but is it a one-off? Will 2018 be the summer future generations talk about – like 1976 is for their parents and grandparents – or are we witnessing the next step in a long-term trend? Continue reading Has climate change caused the hot summer?
An aluminium can recycling rate of 85% could be achieved by 2020 using the existing system, according to a report from aluminium packaging recycling organisation Alupro.
The deadline – which has been used as a landmark date in many environmental initiatives for the past decade or more – is now just two years away, but the organisation believes an 85% recycling rate is a realistic level for the end of this decade, rising further to hit 90% by 2030.
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