Category Archives: Reuse

Heat your home with recycled fizzy drinks cans

Zero running cost 100% green energy producing instant heat? Isn’t this what we’d all like? It doesn’t matter what side of the debate you’re on this is one solution for two problems and the compensation is a lifetime of free … Continue reading

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Grass, Greaseproof Paper, Growbags, Jiffy Bags and Jigsaw Puzzles – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Tear and scrunch greaseproof paper and mix it with other paper. Same with grass, scrunched paper, card, wood-chip all help to aerate and accelerate the composting process. If the Jiffy Bag is damaged beyond reuse remove any plastic and the … Continue reading

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New Corporate Video Featuring the 22 Acre Premises Dedicated to IT Disposal

RDC have released the following new video describing the services offered from their Braintee, Essex premises. RDC, the world’s largest waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE), IT Disposal and refurbishment centre, provide an interesting glimpse of the inner workings of … Continue reading

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PAS 141 and the Importance of the Reuse Sector to the UK

Chris Pook, head of the Green Economy Team at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, joined RDC the UK’s leading IT disposal company, for the launch of PAS 141, the new reuse standard for electrical equipment. Mr Pook told … Continue reading

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PAS 141 control of illegal export of WEEE by Mat Crocker of the Environment Agency

Mat Crocker, Head of Illegals & Waste at the Environment Agency, introduces his department. “The combination of illegals and waste into one department is because we are serious about tackling organised crime which undercuts legitimate business and impacts investment plans.” … Continue reading

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New Industry Standards Welcomed at the Official Launch of PAS 141

Gerry Hackett, Managing Director of RDC, the world’s foremost IT Disposal and IT Recycling company, welcomed delegates to the official launch of PAS 141, the new reuse standard. He explained when looking for standards RDC didn’t just wanted badges they … Continue reading

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Glass Bottles and Jars – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

I have few memories that date back to when I was four, but the garden shed is one of them. This magnificent place was the Dexter’s laboratory of 1965 with every tool and every material needed for house and home. … Continue reading

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

Gas cylinders and bottles can be refurbished and reused. Most have the company name and contact details printed on them and will collect free of charge. If you cannot identify the company from the bottle contact your local authority who … Continue reading

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Eight men and three companies fined for illegal WEEE recycling exports

The Environment Agency has uncovered a large illegal electronics waste criminal network, exporting 450 tonnes of WEEE to Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan. People running the network took money for handling waste in the UK claiming it would be legally reused … Continue reading

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The Waste Hierarchy

The Waste Regulations 2011 change the “waste hierarchy” from a principle into a set of enforceable regulations that aim to reduce the amount of waste disposed of to landfill. The Waste Regs 2011 and the Waste Hierarchy require business to … Continue reading

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