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Is Plasterboard Hazardous and Can It Be Recycled?

Home renovation or commercial projects can both produce lots of plasterboard which requires prompt and safe disposal. But many people wonder if plasterboard is a hazardous material, and whether it can be recycled. In this article, we hope to answer these questions and explain exactly how you can dispose of your plasterboard waste – easily…

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Christmas Recycling Tips

When we say “go green” this Christmas, we mean more than just putting your Christmas tree up. At this time of the year, we’re all feeling much more generous and festive, but with a little bit of effort, you can be kind to the environment, too, while still celebrating the season. This month, to help…

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Cardboard Recycling & Rebate Process

Tonnes of cardboard and paper comes through the Brown Recycling facility every day, but what happens to it once you’ve had your waste collected or dropped off at our site? We will show you the full cardboard and paper recycling and rebate process. We’ll take you from the initial collection/delivery stage, right through to the material being…

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What Is Commodity Brokerage?

You may have heard the phrase “commodity brokerage” or “material brokerage” before, but from the name alone it isn’t always clear what is involved. At Brown Recycling, we provide professional commodity brokerage, so we’re ideally placed to fill you in with more details.   What exactly is commodity brokerage? Commodity brokerage is a system whereby…

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How Is Paper Recycled?

Paper recycling is a process which, when carried out correctly, can hugely benefit the environment, reducing the need for high levels of paper production as recycled material is used instead. Recycled paper produces a massive 73% less air pollution than paper made from raw materials; a figure which demonstrates just how harmful this manufacturing process…

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Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Recycling is a process which, if carried out correctly, can benefit the environment enormously, saving precious materials that would otherwise be wasted by incorrect disposal and inconsiderate practice. In different regions and situations, local authorities can have different rules when it comes to what should and shouldn’t be placed into recycling. For example, some authorities…

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The Journey of a Recycled Plastic Bottle

When recycling a plastic bottle, there are various stages which take the bottle from its original state to its usage in other objects. Bottles that are made with PET (Type 1) and HDPE (type 2) plastic are collected on a weekly basis. Brown Recycling provide a DMR (dry mixed recycling) collection service to their customers…

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