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Carpet recycling rises in 2013

Carpet Recycling UK, the trade body, announced that about 25% of all waste carpet in the UK was recycled, reused, or recovered last year. In 2013, a total of about 107,000 tonnes of carpet waste was kept out of landfills in the UK which is about 27% of the carpet waste in the UK according to the organization. In addition, the organisation stated that recycling and

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Cambridgeshire zoo come up with a unique way of recycling Christmas trees

A zoo in Cambridgeshire has asked for residents to consider donating their Christmas trees to the zoo for the lions. It is a unique way to recycle a used Christmas tree, but the lions at the zoo will be very grateful for everyone that chooses to drop off their trees. The Linton Zoological Gardens are basically using the trees as very large toys for the lions

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New recycling rules brought in for Scottish businesses

Scottish businesses now face new recycling waste rules. The Waste (Scotland) Regulations need the waste to be separated into card, plastic, paper, glass and metals for collection.

All food businesses producing over 50kg of food waste every week except those in rural areas are required to present the waste for separate collection. Businesses that will not comply with the new laws beginning January face the risk of

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Labour party will had control of rubbish collections over to councils if they come back into power

The Labour Party has said that it will not tell the local authorities how to run their bin collections when returned to office. This promise came in a debate in Westminster about the finances of the local government. The Local Government Association then gave a warning that the next two years would be tough for the local authorities. The Association also renewed its call to freeze

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Recycling rates may be limited due to waste treatment services

According to a new report that was released recently, the plans that are under way to have residual waste treatment facilities, may limit the English local authority recycling rate to only 60%. According to the latest issues of Residual Waste Infrastructure Review by Eunomia, that was published on 28 November, the limit on local authority recycling rates is likely to persist even after 2020, unless long-term

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Redditch at the foot of the UK recycling league due to its garden waste problem

According to a government survey, Redditch is at the bottom of the recycling league table because of its inability to collect garden waste for recycling from the doorsteps of residents.

During 2012/2013, only 29% of rubbish was recycled, which was way below the 32% peak that was in 2007/2008 when there was an introduction of bin collections. On the contrary, Stratford District council is among the best

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No more skip hire with Eco-Junk waste removal

No more skip hire with Eco-Junk waste removal

South East England’s businesses and home owners no longer have to be concerned about the inconvenience as well as the cost of skip hire when disposing of bulk waste. Eco-Junk is a new concept and could even be described as revolutionary when it comes to the way a waste disposal company operates. This new way of ‘taking out

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Shoes are more recyclable than we ever realised

Recycling has become a major industry in the UK, with some of the world’s most forward-thinking and dedicated research and development of new technologies in the field. Uses have been found for all sorts of discarded merchandise, and now we can put our shoes back into action too. If they don’t actually walk again they can be turned into floors for walking on, and numerous other

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Scientists continue to warn us of the how we are contributing to global warming

Though there are still plenty of die-hards who profess to believe that climate change is a normal and unavoidable process, scientists from around the world are repeatedly issuing dire warnings about the contribution of human industrialisation to that process. It would be hard for anyone to deny that changes are happening and we cannot afford to ignore them.

A report issued just this week from WMO (the

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Men get ready to put away their razors for Movember

November is coming up soon and with it comes Movember, a month of less than spectacular grooming and fashion for men that will toss aside daily shaving for thirty or so days in an effort to raise money for charity.

Men that are generally clean shaven will be out on the streets and at work with facial hair as part of the unique Movember campaign that was

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