Category Archives: Recycling

Food Waste Reduction: The business case

A report released by the Champions 12.3 coalition titled The Business Case for Reducing Food Waste outlined the severity of the global food waste crisis and the urgent need for change across companies, cities and countries. The report analysed over 1,000 companies and found a median return on investment of 14:1. Regardless of where your…
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Coffee Unpacked

Coffee…. It’s what gets us going in the mornings. Welcome to your education in coffee, there is so much more to it than just the drink. Let’s start at the beginning, the coffee. I’m sure as we all know looking for the Rainforest Alliance stickers or Fairtrade symbols makes a difference, but why not go…
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Coffee: A New Energy Source?

Hands up who can’t even begin to function without a coffee in the mornings?? If that’s you (well even if it’s not you) then read on… Whether brewed at your favourite coffee shop or made home, it’s one of the world’s biggest industries, the UK alone spent £9.6bn in 2017 and coffee is the second…
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Revolutionising waste at West Herts College

Staff and students have set out to revolutionise the way waste materials are managed at West Herts College, across its three campuses in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley, by teaming up with local recycling champions, Cawleys Waste Management. Claire Fisher, West Herts College Contract Coordinator, says: “Our college strives for better waste management, ensuring…
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Recycling Lithium-Ion batteries with Cawleys

Cawleys now provides a one-stop-shop with the ability to collect, store, pack, export and ensure the recycling of Lithium-Ion batteries, as used in Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids. The company is one of the first in the waste management industry to tackle Lithium-Ion battery waste in the automotive sector head on. Cawleys has been dealing…
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What amazing rubbish in the newspapers today!

No wonder the public is confused about recycling when our national newspapers print such confusing rubbish about what can and can’t be recycled. If you read this story in The Sun today, you would think that cans, glass jars, and coffee cups can’t be recycled: https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/6293756/6-items-supermarket-contain-plastic/ Under a photo of six items including crisps, a…
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Is all this bad news about plastic and pollution depressing you?

Well it needn’t because you have the power as a consumer and an employee to make a difference at home and at work. Firstly, you don’t need to feel bad about all packaging. It actually has a vital role to play in reducing waste, and without packaging of some description, far more food and goods…
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Kettering General Hospital becomes coffee cup recycling champion

Kettering General Hospital (KGH) has recently launched a campaign to end the use of disposable coffee cups and encourage hydration and good health. The hospital has given 2,000 reusable cups free to staff, provided by its waste management partner, Cawleys, to be used instead of single-use coffee cups. In the UK, it is estimated some…
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