Category Archives: Recycling

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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A day in the life…. Refuse Driver

Today we meet Kevin O'Neil to discover what his day entails and why he loves the world of waste... The role of a refuse driver at Cawleys is certainly a busy one, and if you don’t like early starts, it’s not for you! Every morning I rise and shine at 3am ready for the working…
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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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Awesome Autumn Collections

As the leaves turn brown, weather temperatures drop and the nights draw in, it’s a sure sign that winter is on its way. During the Autumn season, darker nights and shorter days mean that lighting can become an issue for many industries. In the world of waste management, the shift from British Summertime to Greenwich…
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Recycling at Halloween Top Tips

What is Halloween about? Hallowe’en on October 31st is a celebration the evening before All Hallows Day, also called All Saints Day. It begins a time of year, in the Christian church, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs. Halloween has evolved into all sort of activities, with bonfires, dressing up, pumpkins, and…
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Following the waste trail

As we all know, there is a real spotlight at present on waste processes and the ultimate end destination for the recycling materials that we all work so hard to segregate. At Cawleys, we pride ourselves on being a transparent organisation and we are often asked by clients where their recyclate ends up once it…
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15 ways to teach recycling

In the UK, we are producing approximately 22.8 million tonnes of waste going to landfill – that’s a lot! Though our recycling rates are gradually increasing, currently at 45.2%, there’s still another 55% to go. The global leaders of recycling Germany, Austria and South Korea, with rates between 50-60%, show us that improvements can be…
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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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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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Vigorous vermin, stinky smells: the 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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