The recent storm that hit Britain this week- dubbed ‘St Jude’- caused disruption of bin collections by local authorities across the south of England. Several collections were postponed due to crew safety fears, as winds of over 80mph hit the region.
Greater reuse of furniture and other household items could be key to alleviating resource poverty in the UK, industry representatives have claimed.
Disposing of unwanted items such as household goods, furniture and vehicles can be more difficult than it may first appear. Whilst some smaller household items can often be thrown out via weekly or fortnightly refuse collections, larger items need to be disposed of in other ways.
Decreasing landfill by nearly a tenth, building new waste disposal facilities and achieving almost complete customer satisfaction are all in a year’s work for one waste disposal authority!
Charities are already struggling, along with many people and businesses, in the current economic climate – and things might become even tougher in Wales.
North Yorkshire’s charities have a new source of funding to help them drive sustainability forwards, by diverting waste from landfill to keep their local area green!
A project by not-for-profit company Gorbals Recycles, founded in 2004, recycling has been shortlisted for the title of Glasgow’s Favourite Business.
The Netherlands have long been associated with thinking outside of the box and also with great design, so it’s not surprising that a Rotterdam firm has come up with an ingenious idea for recycling old wind turbine blades!
One of Bulky Waste’s collection partners, the British Heart Foundation, is set to benefit from unwanted items left behind by Nottingham’s student population after their final exams this year.
A new system for the online recording of waste transfers has been welcomed by waste operators across the country.