Category Archives: Recycling

Christmas Recycling Tips

With Christmas just around the corner it truly is the time to relax and enjoy the festivities, however each year there's always an excess of waste. We overuse wrapping paper, leftovers are at an all time high, Christmas cards pop though our doors everyday, and we have a million empty chocolate wrappers. However there are…
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Reducing your pumpkin waste on National Pumpkin Day

October 26th marks National Pumpkin Day, the pumpkins are a favourable decoration and food and in the build-up to Halloween they make the perfect home decoration to welcome the many trick or treaters of October 31st. This year 3 in 5 people will buy at least one pumpkin, under half of those pumpkins brought will…
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Cawleys feature in Channel 4’s ‘Celebrity Trash Monsters’

We're so excited to have featured in the new and exciting celebrity environmental documentary, aired last night on Channel 4 called ‘Celebrity Trash Monsters: What’s Your Waste Size?’ The 90 minute special, hosted by comedian Jon Richardson and produced by Naked (a Fremantle label), highlighted important climate change issues and aimed to inspire three celebrities…
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Let’s go green this Halloween

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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National No Smoking Day: Is it time to quit for you AND your planet?

This No Smoking Day, we’d like to celebrate one of our prized employee’s great success at giving up smoking in 2021. It’s been a tricky time for everybody lately and although some smokers may have been more tempted than ever to turn to the little white sticks for stress relief, Calweys’ Justyna Rurka has done…
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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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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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