Category Archives: Blog

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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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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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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Banish Winter Workplace Blues with Solarspot

One of Cawleys newest recycling clients is Solarspot, a Milton Keynes based provider of daylight system sun tunnels. In high demand from both commercial and residential property owners, Solarspot's glass sun tunnels require a significant volume of packaging to keep them damage-free and in tip-top condition. Much of this packaging is card based, meaning in…
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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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