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UK Launches New Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy

A new blueprint designed by the UK Government called the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy is set to provide a greener future for the manufacturing and construction sector. Today’s measures will create and support 80,000 UK jobs over the next 30 years whilst cutting emissions by two-thirds in just 15 years,the UK...

Eight Cardboard Recycling Facts That Carry Weight

Recycling has never been easier, with accessible recycling points across the country, as well as the government's new waste system that allows you to organise your recycling at home. But, it is still important to be informed about the consequences of a world without recycling and look at what the...

Inside Asda’s Sustainability Store

Welcome to Asda's sustainability store! Asda is committed to creating a sustainable business, and its efforts are proving inspirational. They have announced that their commitments have clear aims: To reduce the environmental impact of our operations, the goods and services we sell, and the suppliers that make them. Asda is...

Coca-Cola: From Plastic To Paper!

Coca-cola is taking huge steps towards its mission in putting an end to plastic packaging. They have announced that they will be rolling out 2,000 of their new innovative paper bottles to test their durability in use, with the ultimate goal as a business of producing zero waste by 2030....

Inhaler Recycling Scheme Launched in Leicestershire

A pilot inhaler recycling scheme has been launched in Leicestershire. Created by Italian pharma company, Chiesi, the scheme aims to make it easier for inhaler users to dispose of and recycle the plastic products. Take AIR The scheme, known as Take AIR (Take Action for Inhaler Recycling), is a collaboration...

The History of Recycling

Recycling waste is often viewed as a contemporary act of “green citizenship,” which began alongside the 1970s hippie environmental movement. While the term ‘recycling’ was created during the 1970s, the history of recycling goes back much farther than the late 20th century.Defining the term recycling in a historical setting, however,...

How is Paper Recycled?

Paper is one of the most recycled products in Europe, with a recycling rate of 72%. Alongside cardboard, paper exceeds most other waste streams in recycling rates. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or E-waste is only recycled 15% of the time.  Why Should Paper Be Recycled? Recycling our paper...

How is Cardboard Recycled?

In the UK, cardboard has the highest recycling rate out of all forms of packaging. In fact, around 70-80% of cardboard waste is recycled annually. Compared to other waste streams, this percentage is impressively high. E-waste, which includes a range of waste electrical and electronic equipment, has a recycling rate...

10 Companies Innovating In The Recycling Space

Here at Collect & Recycle, we explored our top 10 innovative recycling companies that we believe provide a solution towards building a more sustainable planet. These companies in the recycling space are working in various ways to help create a greener planet, such as reducing landfill waste, creating new energy...

Are Batteries Hazardous Waste

Are batteries hazardous waste? Batteries definitely fall under the category of hazardous waste. In February 2010, the UK Environment Agency created battery waste regulations. These regulations ensured that battery waste was disposed of safely and securely.Following these legislations many small businesses who sell batteries were given in-store battery disposal collection bins....