Category Archives: Blog

Waste Management provider appoints University of Hertfordshire post-grad intern

University  of Hertfordshire student, Ellie Welsh, benefits from close relationship with Cawleys, the university’s recycling and waste management provider, by securing an environmental marketing internship Here, Ellie talks about her interest in sustainable living and the role of her generation in protecting the planet – and how she combines her interests and professional skills by…
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Plastic Soup: Cawleys’ Reaction to the BBC’s ‘War on Waste’ TV show

Last night’s BBC TV show ‘The War on Plastics’ was a stark reminder of the plastic pollution in our oceans. In Hugh’s words ‘we’re just adding to an ever thicker plastic soup’ with plastic being found in the stomachs of all manner of wildlife and destroying the planet’s eco-system. The show’s overriding message was to…
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How to Store Food Without Plastic

Many people have been concerned with the amount of plastic that is being produced and thrown away. UK supermarkets produce almost 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging each year which they believe keeps their fruit and vegetables fresher for long! Currently a truckload of plastic enters our oceans where it becomes a hazard for marine…
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Sustainable Event Waste

Ever been in a muddy field drowned in crushed water bottles and cans? Impulsively brought your favourite dinner from the food stand with the best intentions but with no access to the information you need to make moral choices about your own consumption? Or ever thought about how much energy it takes to power up…
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Vigorous vermin, stinky smells: the wonderful world of summertime waste

As the weather warms up and we head into the height of summer, waste can become worrisome for some businesses. Whereas the effects of the chilly British winds and colder climates usually keep pongs to a minimum, still air and rising temperatures mean that waste decomposes more quickly resulting in unsavoury aromas that hang in…
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Think your business doesn’t produce hazardous waste? Think again…

If you assume that your business doesn't produce hazardous materials you might be right, but then again you might be wrong.  Maybe you aren’t even sure what hazardous waste actually is...... if so, we’re here to help. 'Haz' your business gone hazardous? Many organisations may think that because they don't deal with chemicals or pollutants…
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Top 10 Tips for Recycling Paper

In 2011, about 8 million tonnes of paper and cardboard were recovered and recycled. At the same time, the quantity of recovered and recycled paper has been rising steadily over the last decade. Although the statistics about paper recovery and recycling in the UK are impressive, the government and the paper industry agree that there…
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Cesspit or Septic – Cawleys can help

Living in the countryside or an historic property has lots to offer. Quintessential British living in a picturesque setting is a highly attractive option but in many cases modern practicality is less available. This is particularly true when it comes to the slightly un-glamourous topic of domestic waste disposal. Living in a property that is…
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Meet Cawleys Customer Services Team

Based in Cawleys head office in Luton, the Customer Services team is headed up by Lisa Weller, Customer Services Manager. Working alongside her are Louise Summerlee, Leigh Bright, Hannah Evans and Becci Reid-Stavrinides. The friendly and helpful team have over 30 years’ combined experience in the waste industry and are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects…
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