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The perfect meal solution 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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Can your business benefit from the Greta effect?

At the end of last year Greta Thunberg set a record for becoming the youngest ever 'Time Person of the Year'. 2019 was a busy year for 16 year old Greta, seeing her speak at global summits, supporting environmental demos, and meeting with government officials around the world. The Greta effect Having rose to fame…
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2019 – a bumper year for haz collection

So, January is here and as a start to the new year, we thought we’d take a look back at our achievements in 2019, in particular in the hazardous division. Not everyone knows the regulations around hazardous waste and which items are actually classified as hazardous, or indeed that here at Cawleys we have a…
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Major International appoints Cawleys as recycling partner

Major International has appointed Luton based waste, recycling and resource manager, Cawleys, to recycle the waste from its production facility and head office innovation centre in Higham Ferrers. Major prides itself on providing outstanding chef standard stocks and sauces using flavours from around the world whilst ensuring it remains dedicated to sustainable and ethical production…
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EV batteries – do dismantlers know the risks?

An investigation into a huge fire this year at a Guernsey Recycling site found that the blaze was ‘probably started by a battery being crushed by a mechanical claw’. The investigation report from the chief fire officer found numerous areas for improvement, including stopping "hazardous waste" being taken to the site. The report also highlighted…
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Recycling without practicality is pointless

There is no doubt that environmental concerns, particularly those focused on global warming, have hijacked the global spotlight in the last 2 years. Movements such as the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ and programmes such as David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ have catapulted the importance of cutting carbon emissions into our daily lives. In light of this, the vast…
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Are POPs making your WEEE waste hazardous?

Persistent Organic Pollutants, or POPs as they are also known, are a group of harmful chemical substances which persist in the atmosphere for a long time and can have a significant negative impact on the environment and human health. Although banned from use in production today, the flame-resistant attributes of some of these pollutants meant…
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The New Environment Bill

At the end of last month, the UK’s Environment Bill moved one step closer to becoming law. A second reading by MPs involved a debate to move it onto committee stage and the various steps that follow to commit the bill to law. The bill’s objective is to address some of the most significant environmental…
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Make this Christmas an eco-friendly one

Avoid a winter wasteland by making Christmas 2019 an eco-friendly one. It may only be mid November, but let’s face it, Christmas has a nasty habit of creeping up FAST!  So, this year why not be more prepared and take a more mindful approach to the festive season. Ok, so we understand there’s lots to…
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Hertfordshire students shun single-use plastic

As the Climate Change summit took place in the US, here in Hertfordshire people were pledging to play their part in helping to tackle the problems of climate change and pollution during Recycling Week. Recycling Week is a nationwide initiative to encourage people to recycle more, and the only way this can be achieved is…
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