We talk a lot about waste and recycling on our blog, and we wanted to go back to basics this month and talk about why recycling is important.
With recycling being such a common occurrence nowadays, it sometimes feels like the reason behind it has been lost over time.
So, in this blog post, we’ll take a look at the reasons behind us all separating our recyclables from our general waste.
If you don’t currently recycle and want to know why you should, this is certainly the perfect read for you too!
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Street cleansing costs UK taxpayers almost £1 billion per year in England alone, and that is just the monetary cost of litter; it also impacts upon community wellbeing and mental health, wildlife, local business, tourism, and the environment.
Furthermore, it encourages other anti-social behaviours.
Despite the best efforts of local councils, there are still many spots around Yorkshire (and further afield) where litter builds up – after all, 62% of people in England drop litter, although only 28% admit to it, and councils have a budget to work within.
However, it’s been found that 57% of people in England feel that litter is a problem in their area.
Is it an issue in your area?
If so and you’d like to take action as an individual, a community group or a business, we’ll outline how litter impacts local businesses, how to organise a litter pick, and how to source litter picking equipment in this blog post.
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You may remember that, back in March, we planned to raise £5k for local charity, Leeds Children’s Charity, by organising the Forge Spring Clean Beard Shave.
The shave was due to take place in May following two months of hair growth; however, the world had other plans, the nation’s barbershops were closed, and… well, you know the rest.
So now, seven months later, we have five extremely hairy guys here at Forge Recycling in urgent need of a shave!
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Food waste is a huge ongoing global problem that is not
discussed often enough in the media. Not only can food waste end up costing you
more money, but it can also negatively impact the environment in several ways.
Whether you’ve bought too much from the supermarket, have
eyes bigger than your belly when you cook, or have products in your fridge and
cupboards that have gone out of date — all that food ends up being wasted.
Likewise, if you run a kitchen in a café or restaurant.
Keep reading for more information on why food waste should be prevented and the ways you can battle the waste.
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When you need to dispose of your broken or unwanted electronic
items, it can often be unclear what options you have.
Due to the harmful chemicals present in electronic waste, it
is crucial that it is disposed of and recycled correctly and safely.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about electronic waste recycling and how to dispose of your electronic waste — whether it’s domestic or commercial.
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Due to this year’s coronavirus pandemic, the zero-waste
movement slowed down and faced a few unexpected obstructions.
However, COVID-19 never stopped the growth of the movement,
and it is now flourishing again post-lockdown.
Keep reading to learn of five ways the zero-waste movement is overcoming the virus pandemic.
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completing a gardening or renovation project, you often end up with excess
soil. When soil gets wet, it can become more hassle to work with and could
result in a lot of mess.
waste and soil, you cannot just dump it anywhere. It is crucial to dispose of
your unwanted soil safely and legally.
There is a
common misunderstanding that soil can go in your general waste wheelie bin –
this is incorrect.
cannot be mixed with your domestic waste and, on bin day, your bin will remain unemptied
if it contains any kind of garden waste.
Throughout this article, we will discuss some of the most common ways to dispose of your unwanted soil.
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Whether you’re having a house clearance, an office clearance
or a garden waste clearance, it is crucial that you correctly dispose of your
is incorrectly disposed of, it can negatively impact the environment and harm
There are a plethora of waste disposal rules, so it can get
quite confusing for individuals and businesses alike.
Keep reading to discover what is classed as bulky waste and how you can correctly dispose of it.
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Commercial waste is any waste produced by a business on its
premises. So, whether you run a trade site, an office, a recreation centre, educational
premises, or an entertainment establishment — all the waste produced by these
places is classed as commercial.
Business waste also includes that resulting from
construction, agriculture, industry, and demolition.
There is often confusion around what waste types fall under
the commercial category.
Any waste produced by a business — including (but not
limited to) paper, cardboard, cans, retail packaging, and food wrappers — is
For this reason, it legally has to be discarded in a certain
way. You cannot, for example, take commercial waste home to dispose of in your domestic
Keep reading to learn more about commercial waste removal,
the responsibilities businesses have regarding business waste, and how to
legally control your waste.
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You may have been cleaning recently and realised how many
board games you have.
Often, board games are passed down through generations, and
you can end up with piles of games that are either unused or overplayed!
When you stumble across a board game or two that you want to
get rid of, you don’t have to just throw them in the bin.
There are a surprising number of options for unwanted board games — we’ll go through some of the best options below.
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