Monthly Archives: January 2020

Is your desk plant bad for the environment?

According to the Royal Horticultural Society, indoor plants are on the rise and sales in the second half of last year were up 60% on the previous year. Some have attributed the trend to green-minded millennials who are keen to bring the outdoors indoors and look after something 'real'. If you are one of these…
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5 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Valentine’s Day

With billions of paper cards sent and received, air-freighted red roses, and nylon lingerie sales soaring in February, Valentine's Day isn't known as the 'greenest' of celebrations. So this year, why not demonstrate your love for your planet, as well as your love for your significant other, by ditching the flowers and cards for an…
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Up for the cup – let’s make a difference to coffee recycling

Not everybody knows this, but because coffee and hot drinks cups are lined with plastic, they aren't that easy to recycle. They have to be transported to one of only three specialist facilities in the UK, meaning that fewer than 1% of them are ever recycled. With all eyes on the amount of waste that…
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Talk of a mountain of lithium car battery waste raises an eyebrow!

Recently a report from the University of Birmingham raised concerns that there could be an electric vehicle battery waste mountain. The report focussed on the challenge of capturing and reusing metals such as cobalt, nickel and manganese, as well as lithium, and sparked quite a response. One commentator said “Lithium-ion batteries remain one of the…
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The perfect meal solution using left-overs for cash-strapped January

Bubble and Squeak gets a Mellow Yellow make-over This wonderfully tasty recipe ticks all the boxes for January: Warm and tasty to keep you full on a cold winter's evening Cheap and cheerful when money is notoriously tight before the January payday Meat-free so it fits in perfectly with Veganuary Uses up left over veg…
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What’s in store for the waste industry in 2020 and beyond?

Kathryn Wright invests the waste industry for the forthcoming year, and looks at potential new trends and challenges. 2020 will see the start of the clean, lean years in terms of recycling. Any business which wants to embrace the green agenda in a meaningful way will have to look again at how they manage their…
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Reduce waste and eat well with our Farrington Oils recipe videos

Courgette Cake Recipe Video Since working closely with Farrington Oils, local producer of  Mellow Yellow Rapeseed Oil, we're discovering a myriad of recipes using the famous oil to produce the most tasty of dishes. Gina Lewis from Farrington Oils shares the first - a super indulgent courgette cake with a healthy twist. What's more, you…
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