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The amazing cost of contamination

The amazing cost of contamination

A campaign has been launched in Cambridgeshire to help residents understand which bin to put their recycling in after plastic bags, clothes and even a toasted sandwich maker were found in food and garden waste collection bins. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP) is warning that if material is placed in the wrong bin, […]

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First Waste Wood Specification Of Its Kind Launched — LetsRecycle.com

First Waste Wood Specification Of Its Kind Launched — LetsRecycle.com

Today,  letsrecycle.com published this really interesting article on Waste Wood: Wood recyclers have today hailed the publication of the first specification of its kind for waste wood. It sets out the quality requirements for wood recyclers selling products to markets using recovered wood and will assure customers that they are purchasing material of consistent and verifiable quality. […]

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Will Changes to The Budget Affect You?

Will Changes to The Budget Affect You?

The 2012 Budget announced last Wednesday highlighted important changes that will affect the waste industry. The general reaction to these is positive and Grant Thornton head of waste at Nigel Mattravers said how the lack of news for the sector was welcome. “The waste industry needs stability, not continual tinkering as have had in recent years”. Take […]

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Business Waste Levels Reduced in England

Business Waste Levels Reduced in England

Every business produces waste. However how they manage it varies hugely. If not handled properly waste can be costly. But with a recent report showing business waste levels down in England it seems people are becoming more savvy and reducing the amount of waste they produce. In recent report “Rubbish Economy – A review of […]

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The Facts About Fly Tipping

The Facts About Fly Tipping

Every 30 seconds in England someone fly tips. This results in over 107,000 fly tipping incidents a month (data from 2007/08). Everything from fridges and freezers to hazardous waste are all illegally disposed of down country roads and back alleys. So what exactly is fly-tipping? Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on land that […]

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