Recycling rebates: Can businesses make money from recycling?
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2w ago
Have you ever heard the saying, ‘One man’s rubbish is someone else’s treasure’? This is becoming increasingly true as the UK moves towards a circular economy. With more recycling plants opening up, businesses can turn their waste into valuable commodities. Businesses can take advantage of this by ensuring they manage their recyclables correctly to earn ..read more
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What is classed as commercial waste?
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3w ago
‘Commercial waste’ is a common phrase in the waste industry, so much so that we’ve incorporated it into the name of our company. A lot of people are confused about what is classified as commercial waste and why it matters. The primary importance is: Local councils in Britain must collect and dispose of household waste ..read more
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Waste cooking oil disposal
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3w ago
Waste cooking oil is inevitable in any business with a kitchen, and the latest regulations require them to arrange for its separate collection and recycling. Dumping it down the drain or simply disposing of it in the general or food waste bin can lead to hefty fines if caught by your regulator. But don’t fret ..read more
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Dental amalgam waste
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1M ago
⚠️ Waste-no-more: Amalgam waste may soon disappear from the UK due to an EU ban that will take effect as early as January 1, 2025. This ban will affect Northern Ireland’s dentistry practices and, as an extension, the rest of the UK. Read more here. Dental amalgam has been used since the 1830s and is ..read more
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Black mass recycling
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1M ago
When we talk about ‘black mass’, we’re not referring to the 2015 Hollywood blockbuster nor the religious ceremony of satanic cults. In a commercial recycling context, ‘black mass’ is the latest valuable commodity from the circular economy. It’s made of crushed and shredded leftovers from the battery industry that contain the right metals in the ..read more
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Why are landfills bad for the environment?
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1M ago
Landfills are a necessary evil. No one wants to live next to one, yet they are needed to keep excess waste away from our streets and countryside. The famous phrase: “We can’t live with them, but we can’t live without them.” very much applies. Fortunately, we may soon see the end of it thanks to ..read more
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UK waste exports: A missed opportunity?
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1M ago
Most people do not know that the UK exports over 10 million tonnes of waste annually, including hard-to-recycle plastics, metal scraps, refuel-derived fuels, electronic waste, etc. That is about 5% of all the waste generated in the UK by weight! While this sounds like we’re just passing on a problem elsewhere (which is sometimes the ..read more
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Polystyrene recycling
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2M ago
Polystyrene is everywhere. Single-use cutlery, CD cases, inside your walls as insulation, you name it. Yet only 1-2% of it is recycled in the UK, with the vast majority ending in landfills or incinerated. Then, a small faction always escapes proper disposal and enters soils and waterways, wreaking environmental havoc. This includes leaching toxic chemicals ..read more
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Boat and ship waste
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2M ago
Can I release my boat’s sewage into the Ocean? Can I toss my dinner leftovers from my canal boat kitchenette into the canal? Can I avoid segregating the waste generated on my passenger cruise? Surprisingly, the answer isn’t always no. This article covers all the shades of waste generated in any vessel and what you ..read more
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Metal recycling
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2M ago
The world of metal recycling is fascinating. Not only are there over 20 metals typically found in waste, but this comes from a wide range of unrelated sectors, including marine and aerospace scrap, electronics and batteries, construction waste and aluminium drinks cans. It’s so intricately linked to technology and infrastructure that it keeps growing and ..read more
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