Blog - Recycling

Bin talk: What bins say about recycling realities

If you are missing a summer event or festival, then this nostalgic post talks about the rubbish side of events- waste management!Read on to find out, how audiences react to bin set-ups and what it means for waste and recycling outcomes. This is helpful if you run events and want to improve your waste management systems and recycling rates. Black bags and open bins with no separation  ​  All this waste is going to waste-to-energy. Whilst […]

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Zero Waste Week Office Challenge

For your zero waste week, why not have some fun in the office and set some challenges to reduce waste.A week long challenge encourages people try things out. At the end of the week you can look at what people are happy to keep working on or developing.   First of all what is waste? Well according to the 2008 Waste Framework Directive,    Waste means any substance or object which the holder discards, intends […]

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Littering: Why this sign won’t improve littering

From a behavioural psychology perspective here are three reasons why this sign simply acknolwedges the reason people litters rather than trying to change them.

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7 Tips to Improve Recycling at Work

Are you the person that is forever re-sorting the recycling at work and pulling coffee cups out of the paper stream? It can be easy to blame people for not doing the recycling ‘properly’ in the office but maybe there are some limitations with the set-up. Check out these tips: ​ Why your bin system could be the problem 1. Remove the under-desk binAs humans we look for the easy option and the short cuts, so […]

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How to do an Office Waste Audit

What’s in your bin?  In order to understand what your biggest waste issues are, the first thing to do is a waste audit. This will let you know the volumes of items and what is in the wrong place e.g. coffee cups in the paper recycling.     What you will need   Gloves Paper and pen Table  Tarpaulin or sheet Space A colleague or two to help​​ A camera       Steps to take First […]

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Food Waste Findings for a Sustainable Food City

In the build-up to Bristol’s campaign to achieve Gold status as a Sustainable Food City, we have been working with Bristol Food Network to produce a guide on how food businesses can reduce their food waste. Find out more about the project’s ambitions, how we worked with food businesses to gather data on their food waste as well as getting some top food waste tips.      Photo credit: WRAP ​   Worldwide 1/3 of […]

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