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Costa Launches Coffee Cup Recycling Scheme

Costa Launches Coffee Cup Recycling Scheme

garry 30/11/2016 0
Costa is set to put a big order on for more swing bin liners as it has made a commitment to recycle more of its own takeaway cups, as well as those from other stores. Customers will now be able to recycle their coffee cups, no matter where they got it from, in one of Costa’s 2000 stores across the country from January. The move follows a successful trial that was run across London and Manchester. Starbucks is also joining in the green trend with its trial of a fully recyclable coffee cup, with a plastic insert that is removable from the paper cup, meaning they can go into two separate waste ...
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Wales ‘Top’ For Recycling Efforts

Wales ‘Top’ For Recycling Efforts

garry 21/11/2016 0
Wales is leading the UK when it comes to recycling household waste, with official figures showing that 60.2 per cent of all waste in the country was recycled, double what it was just ten years ago.   Not only that but if Wales was a single member state in the EU, it would actually hold the fourth position overall in the recycling league tables, according to Welsh environment secretary Lesley Griffiths, the BBC reports.   The next target for the nation is to hit a recycling rate of 64 per cent by the year 2020 and 70 per cent by 2025. Recycling and resource specialist at Bangor University R...
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Surrey Brings Recycling To Schools

Surrey Brings Recycling To Schools

garry 15/11/2016 0
School children in Surrey are participating in special interactive workshops about recycling, after the county launched a new campaign entitled Are You Recycling Right?   Bromley Borough News reported that school children at Hillcroft Primary School and Oakhyrst Grange School visited the Tandridge District Council offices for the special workshop, which was designed to help them better understand what can and can’t be recycled.   The push for better recycling education comes after the area noticed an increase in the amount of recycling being collected containing non-recyclable items.   D...
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Plymouth To Reduce Bin Collections

Plymouth To Reduce Bin Collections

garry 07/11/2016 0
Plymouth City Council has decided to reduce collections of main rubbish bins to help encourage recycling and to save £750,000.   Rubbish trucks currently empty standard rubbish bins weekly, but from May 2017 this will change to fortnightly, the Plymouth Herald revealed.   The council claims it has done extensive research into the city’s waste habits, and found that 82% of the city’s brown bins (those used for standard waste) were three-quarters empty when collected, and that around 20% of their contents could have been included with the recycling that is collected from the green bins.   ...
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Communal Bins In Store For Newcastle Residents?

Communal Bins In Store For Newcastle Residents?

garry 01/11/2016 0
People in Newcastle could soon find their household waste bins are taken away and replaced with large communal rubbish bins, part of Newcastle City Council’s plans to save £30 million in the next 12 months. Some 1,100 communal bins will be positioned in back lanes over a 12-week period so that 2,303 households in 30 streets around the city can dispose of their heavy duty refuse sacks, Chronicle Live reports. The local authority believes that these communal bins will help them claw back some cash because the collection process will be so much quicker. What’s more, a trial run of a co-mingling...
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EastEnders Highlights UK Bin Collection Problems

EastEnders Highlights UK Bin Collection Problems

garry 31/10/2016 0
Many boroughs in Britain have experienced a reduction in rubbish bin collections recently, with some councils only picking up black refuse sacks every four weeks. That is why popular TV soap EastEnders has chosen to highlight the problem many Brits are experiencing by introducing it as a storyline in the beloved show. Albert Square residents have been incensed that their bins are only being collected every other week since it was first mentioned in September. Scriptwriters have been including it in the lines on a weekly basis, emphasising the rubbish strewn across the square, overflowing bi...
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