Archive for the ‘ Recycling ’ Category

November 11th, 2011

According to new figures that were published last Thursday the household recycling rate in England has gone over 40% for the first time ever.

Between April 2010 and March 2011 the average national household recycling rate was 41.2% which is up 1.5% compared to the same period last year.

The two English councils that came top of the recycling tables with record breaking rates were (more…)

October 10th, 2011

Pen and stationary manufacturer, BIC has recently announced that they will be the first UK company to launch a recycling scheme for pens, markers and highlighters.

Every year over 10 million non-biodegradable pens end up at landfill sites around the world. Old pens contain nylon, polyester, polypropylene, steel and many chemicals all of which can be harmful to the environment. (more…)

September 30th, 2011

The switchover to digital TV is starting to happen in some parts of the country this year and next year which may leave some people with an unwanted TV set in their homes. Most household recycling centres or local council tips around the UK will take your old TV set off you and its encouraging to know that almost 100% of the parts inside a TV can be recycled.


June 11th, 2011

University students in Newcastle are doing an experiment to what is being thrown in their bins by posting the contents on popular social networking site Facebook.

The experiment is being done to teach the students to become more efficient recyclers. A sensor and camera is put inside the bin and a photo taken of what is put inside is uploaded to Facebook. (more…)

June 2nd, 2010

Everyone is always talking about the things that should be sent for recycling in order to help the environment and raise the recycling rate, but nobody ever tells you what items should not be recycled. (more…)