Category Archives: Recycling

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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How to conduct a waste audit

Small to medium size businesses often don’t have the luxury of a dedicated facilities manager and, in many cases, those who run the business will find that waste management falls within their remit. Can you cut cost on waste? As a necessary and vital consideration, waste management is one area that can make a difference…
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Recycle more, spend less: The easy way to cut your waste costs

Everyone knows that a company’s profit isn’t just dependant on generating turnover, it’s also reliant on keeping costs as low as possible. Waste management is an inevitable service that all businesses, large and small will have to pay for. Waste management fees are based on a variety of criteria including volume & weight of waste,…
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Lights, Camera, Recycling!

When local Milton Keynes based photography studio, Unique Capture, found themselves with increasing amounts of cardboard packaging waste they needed a more sustainable solution than just dumping it in with their general rubbish.... Small business can recycle as effectively as larger ones When was the last time your business assessed the amount of waste it…
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How do you recycle everyday essentials?

Did you know that almost half of all UK households throw away one or more items that could be recycled? Many everyday items or objects can be recycled and have a second life. From those shoes you no longer wear to the wine corks that have been hanging around since Christmas, take a look at…
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