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How Different Kinds of Plastic Are Recycled

Used variously for bottles, containers, electronic gadgets and baby products, plastic is versatile as it is recyclable. If you’ve ever wondered about the different types of plastic and the products…
Posted in: News & General Interest Skips

What Garden Waste Can Go In the Brown Bin?

Whether lockdown has turned you into a budding gardener or you’ve finally just decided to tackle that overgrown hedge at the back of your property, you’re going to need to…
Posted in: Advice & Top Tips Recycling

10 Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Recycled

If the bin or tip tends to be your first port of call when throwing out awkward items, you may want to hold fire. Truthfully, there are actually many items…
Posted in: Environment News & General Interest

The Rise of Food-Sharing Apps

We’re all guilty of wasting food, whether it’s having to clear out your fridge before you go on holiday or simply not paying enough attention to use-by dates (or too…
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Company Update

Given that civil amenities are closed, the work that we carry out here at Brown Recycling has become even more important during this difficult time. Understanding this, we would like…
Posted in: Advice & Top Tips Environment

Food Stockpiling: The Negative Effects of Over-Purchasing Food

Given that these are unprecedented times, it’s unsurprising that some of the reactions to this pandemic have been bordering on extreme. One of the biggest trends that we have seen…
Posted in: Environment

Littering – What’s the Penalty?

Studies suggest that around 62% of people drop litter, but only 28% of people would admit to it. Given that 99% of streets in any given town will have some…
Posted in: News & General Interest

An Arctic Trek for Dougie Mac

Recently, our very own Rod Brown (MD) and Mitch Brown (Sales Director) undertook the biggest job of their lives; trekking across the Arctic Circle to raise money for the Douglas…
Posted in: Advice & Top Tips Commercial

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…
Posted in: Environment

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,…
Posted in: Environment News & General Interest

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…
Posted in: Environment

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…