Category Archives: Sustainabilty

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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Electric Trucks at UH

With the government discussing the ongoing issues of the transport sector at COP26, November 10th marked Transport day.  Several initiatives are being launched today to help ensure a global and equitable transition to ZEVs and support the acceleration of transport decarbonisation. The government yesterday announced the end of sale of new non-zero emission HGVs up…
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COP26 Transport Day

National Transport day falls on the 10th of November during the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The transport sector is a crucial target in achieving sustainability goals at COP26.  Transport day will see important topics, such as the expansion of the electric vehicles market, the ongoing issue around lithium-ion battery (LIB)…
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Zero Carbon Forum set Hospitality roadmap to Net-Zero Society

Climate change presents one of the greatest threats that modern humanity has ever faced, to people, nature, and global stability. All sectors in the UK economy require deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and by 2050 we must reach a level of net zero emissions. The Zero Carbon Forum has recently published a roadmap…
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Talk of a mountain of lithium car battery waste raises an eyebrow!

Recently a report from the University of Birmingham raised concerns that there could be an electric vehicle battery waste mountain. The report focussed on the challenge of capturing and reusing metals such as cobalt, nickel and manganese, as well as lithium, and sparked quite a response. One commentator said “Lithium-ion batteries remain one of the…
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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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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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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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