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

Reduce or better still eliminate the use of pesticide Do you really need chemicals in your garden? Nature is good at taking care of pests on its own but a pesticide does not discriminate and will kill the insects that … Continue reading

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RDC Information Technology Products and Services

RDC provide sustainability services to help our clients manage, use, and dispose of information technology in a way that minimises damage to the environment and maximises the return on their IT investment. RDC achieve this through the environmentally safe disposal … 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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Fridges & Freezers – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reduce Did you know your fridge or freezer is probably responsible for the largest consumption of power in your household? A new fridge freezer with A+ energy efficiency rating with temperature set correctly will save its cost quickly against an … Continue reading

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Disposable Camera’s – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Avoid using disposal camera’s altogether, despite claims from manufacturers less than 50% is recyclable. Some single use digital camera’s claim they are 100% recyclable but only if you return them to the manufacturer. And that probably means they swap the … Continue reading

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

Reduce Sign up to your local library and read books for free. Use a screen reader such as an Amazon Kindle or Tablet or iPad Reuse Some councils provide donation drop off points. Many charities run second-hand bookshops and most … Continue reading

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

Car Batteries Recycle Most garages accept car batteries for recycling. Enter your postcode on this page at recyclenow.com for your local drop off points. Household Batteries Recycle Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries now have collection bins for used … Continue reading

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Aluminium Foil & Containers – The A to Z of How to Reuse, Reduce or Recycle Anything

Reduce Aluminium is in high demand in the home because of its flexibility but don’t wrap everything in it. A paper bag or grease proof paper for sandwiches is just as good. Reuse That flexibility means it can be used … Continue reading

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

Aerosols no longer use CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons) but when they did they caused serious damage to the ozone. A single chlorine atom from CFC’s will destroy up to 100,000 ozone atoms and CFC’s stay in the atmosphere for 50 to 100 … Continue reading

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