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A Guide to Recycling Construction Waste

If you’ve ever managed or been involved in a construction project, you’ll know just how difficult it is to keep track of all the waste materials – and how quickly they all mount up! Acknowledging this, the Brown Recycling team have decided to put together a guide to recycling construction waste – specifically bricks, glass…

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How Long Do Different Materials Take to Biodegrade (Infographic)

Biodegradation can be defined simply as the breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. How long this process takes will vary hugely depending on the item, which is why recycling materials which resist the process, such as glass and plastic, is so important. To put into context just how important, let’s…

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The Future of Eco Homes

With the rapid changes the world is undergoing, the spaces we call home might look unrecognisable in 20 years time. Technology is advancing, the population is booming and environmentalism is more prevalent than ever, so where might this lead us and eco homes? In this article, we’ll be answering that question and more. Green energy…

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The Far-reaching Effects of Plastic Pollution

It’s not always easy to get our heads around the fact that plastic pollution is a global problem. That’s because, when we say global, we don’t just mean certain areas of each continent – we really do mean the entire globe.  There isn’t a single type of environment that hasn’t been affected by plastic pollution…

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A Plastic-free Future

It’s no understatement to call the current state of plastic use a global crisis. Global plastic consumption has now reached a staggering 100 million tonnes of plastic in a single year, most of which is either littered, incinerated or sent to landfill shortly after use. Plastic is so ubiquitous nowadays that it’s hard to imagine…

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8 Ways to Stop Using Plastic

By now, you’re probably well aware of all the headlines about the catastrophic effects of plastic pollution, so we won’t labour that here. Instead, we’re going to be looking at 8 simple ways you can stop using plastic in your day-to-day life.   No more plastic straws! Everyone knows just how damaging and unnecessary single-use…

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What to Do If Someone Fly Tips on Your Private Land

So, what’s fly tipping? Put simply, fly tipping is the illegal disposal of waste onto land that doesn’t have a license to accept it. So, that could be the roadside, a public place or, as the case may be, your land.  If it turns out to be the latter you will be understandably frustrated, so…

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How to Securely Destroy Confidential Waste

Any business that records confidential information from their clients has a legal obligation to handle and dispose of it with full confidentiality. Sensitive details can include names, financial information, DOBs, addresses, patient records, and payroll information. Failure to comply or take due care in handling confidential waste could land you with a hefty fine and…

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