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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 much attention to best-before dates!). But many of us simply don’t understand the gravity of the situation.  It’s estimated that around a third of all…

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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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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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Types of Waste That the Tip Will Charge You For

Planning to get your home DIY project underway this summer while the weather is nice? Regardless of whether you’re renovating inside or landscaping outdoors, you will likely be producing waste which you’ll have to get rid of in a legal way. The first thing people think of for the disposal of their waste when undertaking…

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How to Dispose of Bricks, Soil and Rubble

Regardless of whether you’re carrying out some landscaping at home, or you’re in commercial construction and development, sticking to a timeline is extremely important. By adhering to a schedule of works, you’ll be able to not only estimate when the work will be finished, but also when you require certain materials delivered and specific tasks…

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What Are The Different Types of Hazardous Waste?

With the definition of hazardous waste in the eyes of the government being any material which is ‘harmful to humans or the environment’, it is important that any and all waste which falls into this category is dealt with properly. Whether you’re the producer, holder, carrier or consignee, it’s important that you know the legal way in…

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How Should I Dispose of My Electrical Equipment?

With new and improved technology released to the world year-round, and mobile phones and high tech appliances more valued than any other household item, there is a growing number of household electrical equipment purchased in the UK every year. As a result, the amount of electrical waste we throw away is increasing by around 5%…

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Hazardous Waste: Understanding the Danger

Hazardous waste is classified as waste that can be dangerous or harmful to our health and/or the environment. As a business owner, you must be aware if you are producing hazardous waste and if so, you must store, contain, and dispose of it in the correct and legal manner, and register your business as a…

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How to Rip out Your Kitchen for Refitting

Refitting your kitchen involves several steps, beginning with ripping out the old structure in stages to have a clear space where you can begin the refurbishment. You may need to throw away the old materials, but some parts may be in perfect condition, so to minimise expenses you can choose to recycle or reuse such…

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