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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Shampoo, make-up and soap all come wrapped with enormous
amounts of plastic packaging as standard.
pollution is an ever-growing problem that we all need to be aware of.
Unfortunately though, there has been a steady increase in the production of disposable plastic products since the 1960s and ‘70s, and the amount of single-use plastic being disposed of is overwhelming to our environment.
Continue reading How to create a plastic-free beauty routine
Packaging waste and recycling have been high on the environmental agenda for years now. But while the focus has been on plastic and specific problems like coffee cups and cotton buds, one of the main domestic and business waste streams – glass – hardly gets a mention.
Continue reading Is glass harmful to the environment?
Creating a sustainable wardrobe can be a bit of a daunting task. If you’re used to wearing designer brands, and not really thinking about what you’re buying, this could be quite a challenging thing to do! However, it is worth it.
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Plastic is polluting the environment every day. As well as
on land, plastic is in the sea and causing more harm than ever. In fact, at
least eight million pieces of plastic are entering the oceans every day.
You may be wondering how so much plastic is entering the
oceans. Two-thirds of plastic comes straight from land-based sources, such as
litter left on the beach or washed down the drains from rubbish dropped in
towns and cities.
The amount of plastic in the oceans currently stands at a shocking 51 trillion microscopic pieces of plastic, which weighs 269,000 tonnes (equivalent to 1,345 adult blue whales). As well as harming our environment, wildlife is greatly affected. Fish, seabirds, dolphins, and seals face injuries and are at the risk of dying from being entangled in plastic or mistaking it for food.
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When it comes to birth control, the only 100 percent reliable method is abstinence.
However, if you are wanting to enjoy a healthy sex life that doesn’t result in you bringing new life into the world, then you’ll want to choose one or more alternative methods of birth control.
There are around 15 types of contraception available in the UK, with some being more eco-friendly than others.
In this article, we’ll take a look at birth control, outline the most popular options, and explore how green each of those is or has the potential to be.
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The terms ‘recycling’ and ‘upcycling’ are sometimes used
interchangeably but the two processes are actually unrelated and very different
from each other.
In this article, we’ll take a look at both and then highlight the differences between the two, while also explaining why each is important from an environmental perspective.
Let’s start with a look at recycling.
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