The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Since China’s ban on mixed materials (read more here), the recycling industry has been feeling the pinch. Recycling materials have been falling in value and stockpiles are beginning to build up around the UK. When thinking about recycling there are three key steps to remember; reduce, reuse, recycle. These can help the environment by saving energy, natural resources and save you money. Continue reading “The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle”

Death of the DMR Bin?

As of 1st January 2018, China imposed a worldwide ban on 24 types of plastic and paper waste. This has caused a variety of issues for many waste collectors. Before the ban was introduced, countries would send their waste to China, it would often be of poor quality and not always as described. For example, importers would often claim a load to be plastic bales but hidden inside would be general waste, or worse. Continue reading “Death of the DMR Bin?”