Category Archives: Blog

Where does your waste end up?

Last month saw the Environment Agency outline major steps to stop the illegal exportation of waste under the guise of recycling. Steps from the Environment Agency With greater scrutiny on where UK waste and recycling ends up, the agency has stepped up its actions to address the problem which were outlined in a three-page document…
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What a scorcher. Are your Organic Peroxides safe?

What with record temperatures in the UK approaching 40 degrees centigrade, it is not only your staff that need to be kept cool but also your chemicals. Organic Peroxides in particular need to be kept cool so they do not spontaneously catch fire which they can do should they reach their Self Accelerating Decomposition Temperature…
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My experience of ‘Plastic Free Month’

In honour of the plastic free July global movement, I will be choosing to refuse single-use plastics for a month. The hardest part in beginning the cause was to finding replacement for all the products I regularly use which contain plastics. By living plastic free or with reduced plastic, it creates a positive impact on…
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18 months to save the planet: could your business do more?

Here in the UK there’s nothing we enjoy more than having a good old moan about the weather. Dull overcast skies and soggy conditions give us the perfect excuse to complain about failed BBQ plans and the washout English summer. But yesterday, things were different. Temperatures soared above 38 degrees and many of us got…
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Recycle to combat Global Warming

With temperatures set to soar into the 30s this week, it's hard to argue against the real and dramatic impact global warming is having on our climate in the UK. But how many people actually know the basics of why their waste results in the planet heating up? Global Warming Basics Maybe it's time to…
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Time to smash your glass recycling targets

Recycling glass is one of the many ways we can reduce pollution and waste. The glass which is most frequently recycled is the one found with your favourite beverages in – bottle glass. Clearly easy to recycle Glass can be melted down and made into many different forms from drinking glasses to glass fibre. When…
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Go Green: Go Cone. No packaging, no waste.

It's July, summer finally seems to have arrived and we all know what that means.... the obligatory ice-cream cool down! Whether we're at the seaside, the park, the funfair or just in our back gardens, the familiar tunes announcing that the ice-cream van has arrived, encourages lots of us to put the diets on hold…
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Time to make ‘second hand’ clothes cool for school

Nicky Severn, Marketing Manager at Cawleys, argues for a more positive secondhand culture With the whole world now waking up to the wastefulness of modern society in the western world and the impact it is having on our planet, it's more important than ever that to inbed a different mindset into our children and young…
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REUSE JULY

As brands are rapidly producing new items of clothing and selling them inexpensively to keep up with the latest fashion trends. This is encouraging consumers to dispose of their items without thinking about it. This is known as fast fashion and has resulted in a huge amount of over-consumption. But what happens when consumer dispose…
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Could you go plastic free for the rest of July?

July is plastic free month, so are you up to the challenge of ditching the plastic for a couple of weeks? Maybe it's not as tricky as it sounds. Our very own marketing intern, Ellie Welsh, is taking on the challenge and will be sharing her plastic -free diary at the end of the month.…
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