Yearly Archives: 2014

Food recycling – three good reasons to prevent food waste

Why is food waste recycling such an important subject? First of all it is just good common sense not to waste food, from the point of view of our own money. WRAP and the Institute of Food Research have estimated that every household in England spends £420 a year on food which is thrown away.…
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How to recycle batteries properly

How many gifts will you give or receive this Christmas which will include a battery?  Can you think of a room at your place of work or at home which doesn’t have a battery in it?  And most importantly, do you know how to recycle batteries properly? In the UK we throw away about 620…
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There’s no smoke without fire: recycling wood

If asked to list three materials you regularly recycle, who can honestly say their list would include wood? An article I read recently really struck a chord with me and reminded me how seriously we need to take waste wood recycling. The article, written in the latest issue of Materials Recycling World magazine, included some…
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Glasgow 2014 – sustainability and sporting events

Seems ages ago since the Commonwealth Games, right?  That sense of it all rushing by and being over is exactly why we always need to think about sustainability – to make sure that it’s not just a big flash in pan.  The athletes know that the actual race day is just one small part of…
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School Electricity Waste

School electricity waste is a problem. Most schools waste more electricity, water and paper then many households and small offices, so they should be doing something about it, and I know many are working hard to be more sustainable in how they operate. (more…)
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Something to blow your mind at Festivals

Did you know there are over 900 festivals held each year in the UK?  About 90,000 people go to the Reading Festival and around 200,000 go to Glastonbury.  I’m going to be one of the numbers at Feastival; chances are you’ll be going to at least one this year.  (more…)
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The power of the KISS

More of us should be asking ‘Where does that come from?’ It’s such a simple question, but it could be so powerful, if more of us asked it more often. Earlier this year a report from IFF Research and Achilles revealed that nearly one in five (18%) companies in the UK holds absolutely no information…
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‘Green’ makeup – more than skin deep

“Makeup that beautifies us and doesn’t trash the planet” what girl wouldn’t want that? We spend all day looking at business solutions to resource issues, so sometimes it’s nice to take a moment out of the business side of things and think about a few ‘lighter’ things in life like makeup and cosmetics!… (more…)
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WasteSolve success: It always comes down to people!

Hot off the press: we’re a finalist for the Environmental Leadership Award for Organisational Behavioural Change with our client Fresh Olive.  So proud of the team here at WasteSolve for all their work in delivering this project, but most of all to Fresh Olive for being such a dynamic responsive team.  Like everything in life…
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