What Does WEEE Stand For?

In the UK, waste is split into five categories: construction and demolition, recyclables and packaging, vehicle and oil, healthcare, and electronic equipment. Each of these types of waste is managed and disposed of in a different way.
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How to Get Rid of a Sofa

Getting rid of bulky items like sofas can be tricky, especially if you don’t have the equipment or the time to do so yourself. What’s more, knowing how to dispose of furniture in an environmentally friendly manner is hard considering the default options for many people are either hiring a skip or taking items to landfill, but there are other ways you can get rid of a sofa and other bulky furniture items.  Upcycle/Refurbish Your Furniture First, it’s worth looking at why you’re throwing out your bulky furniture. As an example, if you are looking to get rid of a...

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How Much Does Rubbish Removal Cost?

Homes and offices accumulate clutter over time, and every now and then it’s good to have a solid clear out. If you’re moving house, renovating a property or just looking to have a deep clean and re-organise things, you’re probably wondering how much does rubbish removal cost in the UK?  Generally speaking, this is a hard question to answer because it depends on where you live, what type of rubbish you’re looking to throw out and how much waste you need to remove. With this in mind, there are three main options for rubbish removal: hiring a skip, going to...

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How Much Waste Does London Produce?

London is the most populous city in the UK, and, with over eight million residents, it produces a lot of pollution. The government has introduced multiple policies to improve the air quality and environment surrounding the capital city, such as the congestion charge. Whilst this aims to better the air quality, it doesn’t do much to solve biological pollution made by waste. How Much Rubbish Does London Make? More than 18 million metric tonnes of waste are produced every year in the capital, and as the population increases, so will the amount of rubbish. Of all the rubbish produced, roughly...

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What Can be Recycled?

We all know that, as a general rule of thumb, glass, paper, and cardboard can be recycled, and we’re slowly becoming more familiar with which types of plastic can be recycled. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the broader issue of precisely what can be recycled, especially when it comes to household items.   This confusion is made worse by the different rules enforced by the local authorities concerning recycling. In fact, across the UK, there are 39 different guidelines set out by local councils regarding what they will accept as recycling, with some accepting most types of plastics and some refusing to collect any plastic packaging at all.  It’s easy to get...

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