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2019 – a bumper year for haz collection

So, January is here and as a start to the new year, we thought we’d take a look back at our achievements in 2019, in particular in the hazardous division. Not everyone knows the regulations around hazardous waste and which items are actually classified as hazardous, or indeed that here at Cawleys we have a…
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Banish Winter Workplace Blues with Solarspot

One of Cawleys newest recycling clients is Solarspot, a Milton Keynes based provider of daylight system sun tunnels. In high demand from both commercial and residential property owners, Solarspot's glass sun tunnels require a significant volume of packaging to keep them damage-free and in tip-top condition. Much of this packaging is card based, meaning in…
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Major International appoints Cawleys as recycling partner

Major International has appointed Luton based waste, recycling and resource manager, Cawleys, to recycle the waste from its production facility and head office innovation centre in Higham Ferrers. Major prides itself on providing outstanding chef standard stocks and sauces using flavours from around the world whilst ensuring it remains dedicated to sustainable and ethical production…
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EV batteries – do dismantlers know the risks?

An investigation into a huge fire this year at a Guernsey Recycling site found that the blaze was ‘probably started by a battery being crushed by a mechanical claw’. The investigation report from the chief fire officer found numerous areas for improvement, including stopping "hazardous waste" being taken to the site. The report also highlighted…
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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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Are POPs making your WEEE waste hazardous?

Persistent Organic Pollutants, or POPs as they are also known, are a group of harmful chemical substances which persist in the atmosphere for a long time and can have a significant negative impact on the environment and human health. Although banned from use in production today, the flame-resistant attributes of some of these pollutants meant…
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New technology to combat bin fatalities

Unfortunately, the number of people seeking shelter in waste and recycling bins is on the rise. Cold weather, increasing levels of homelessness, and ill-informed decisions, regularly lead people to climb into these bins to escape the elements. In some extreme cases the consequences of this can be fatal. In a bid to combat this, here…
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Support Cawleys’ Sleep Out for Centrepoint

On the night of 21st November three members of our sales team, myself (Dan Tebay), Imran Noorbhai and Katie Darvill will be trading our warm beds for a sleeping bag in winter temperatures in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We'll be doing this all in the name of raising funds for Centrepoint, a charity that works…
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The New Environment Bill

At the end of last month, the UK’s Environment Bill moved one step closer to becoming law. A second reading by MPs involved a debate to move it onto committee stage and the various steps that follow to commit the bill to law. The bill’s objective is to address some of the most significant environmental…
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