Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to calculate your waste recycling rate

We have already looked at How to calculate your product recycling rate and How to calculate your waste reduction rate, now we are going to look at how to calculate your waste recycling rate. It is better to reduce the … Continue reading

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How to calculate your product recycling rate

Business Associations and governments have agreed manufacturers are responsible for product recycling. However many companies are measuring and reporting product recycling rates to understand the environmental impact of the products they sell. Understanding the recycled or reused proportion of products … Continue reading

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Cartridges, Laser Toner and Ink Jet – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s sell re-inking kits for around £5 thus extending the life of cartridges and reducing running costs. Recycle Charities such as Oxfam and ActionAid recycle cartridges or you can search for a local charity. Call and ask … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner’s Office say one in 10 at risk of hard drive identity theft

Some 90% of the computers in use in the world use a Microsoft Windows ® operating system. In Windows, when a file is deleted, the entry header within a file allocation table is removed, allowing the disk space allotted to … Continue reading

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Third Queens Award for RDC in a decade

Essex based computer reuse specialist RDC has been granted a Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade in the 2012 Queens Awards following sustained and impressive growth in overseas sales of products and services. This is RDC’s third Queens Award … Continue reading

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Cardboard – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse In the garden According to StopWaste.org cardboard can be used to protect new planting from weed growth. See their article “Tips for Success” on Sheet Mulching. Knee pads! Cardboard makes convenient protection for your knees against stones and moisture … Continue reading

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How to calculate your waste reduction rate

The strategic perspective to reduce waste is at the heart of social responsibility. The planet has a finite pool of resources and simple mathematics demonstrates the more we use now means the less we have in the future. Measuring and … Continue reading

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Cans – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Recycle Don’t bin the tin! Cans are made from Aluminium and can be recycled. Your local authority provides a kerbside service for you to drop cans off. Some cans are made with steel or an alloy of steel and aluminium, … Continue reading

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Building Materials – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Recycle & Reuse Building materials make up a large proportion of waste material yet most or all is reusable. Advertise in a local papers or superstore noticeboards. Alternatively consider donating to a local community project. A reclamation yard will handle … Continue reading

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Bubble Wrap – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reuse Famed for its therapeutic value popping bubble wrap can help pass time in a calm an orderly manner ‘though be aware those around you may find it irritating! There are many reuses for bubble wrap, here is a round-up … Continue reading

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