The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that China will ban a further 32 types of solid waste imports by the end of 2019. Continue reading “China Bans Another 32 Types of Import Waste”
Over the weekend the annual Flackwell Heath community litter pick and gardening morning was held. This sees the community pull together to pick up litter and give the garden outside the community centre a spring spruce up. Continue reading “Litter Pick – Flackwell Heath”
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”
Last night was the final of the 2018 SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards. We were nominated for two awards, business of the year greater than 50 employees and high growth business of the year. Continue reading “SME Buckinghamshire Business awards”
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?”
Recently in the news, there has been a number of high profile companies, including the BBC, pledging to ban the usage of single use plastics at their sites. The Queen has also prohibited plastic bottles and straws from the Royal Estates as part of a plan to cut back on the use of plastic at “all levels”. Continue reading “Single Use Plastics and their alternatives”
Simply Waste Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing waste and recycling companies, has made its second acquisition of 2018 by completing a deal to buy the waste management division of London-based Dirty Harry’s Group. The deal will increase Simply Waste’s customer base by a further 500+ customers in the Central London area, making it now one of the largest independent waste management companies operating in the capital. Continue reading “Simply Waste Solutions ‘Bags’ Dirty Harry’s Waste Management division”
We received a lovely hand-written letter from two local children who were organising a litter pick around Flackwell Heath, where our head office is located, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Both charity and the community are important to us as a business and we try to do what we can to support these. Alice and Jenna asked us for sponsorship for them and their friends for the litter pick around the community. We were more than happy to sponsor every child that got involved. In total 10 friends took part and together they collected 10 bags of litter.
They were invited, with their parents to join James Capel, CEO, and Caroline Hughes-Miles, Commercial Director, for tea and biscuits at our head office to share their experience of cleaning up the local area and collect their hard-earned charity money.
This is not only a fantastic way to raise money for a great cause, but also clean up our community.
Well done to everyone who got involved!
Simply Waste Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing waste and recycling companies, has further increased it geographical footprint by acquiring the wheeled-bin waste collection services of Oxfordshire-based M&M Waste Solutions. The deal will also provide Simply Waste Solutions with access to an additional transport yard, waste transfer station and Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Cassington close to the city of Oxford, and from where it anticipates to grow its customer base further. Continue reading “Simply Waste Solutions concludes its latest acquisition and expands into Oxfordshire”
This month Simply Cups teamed up with Network Rail and Interserve at London Paddington station as part of their Sustainable Station Green Day 2018. Simply Cups attended to raise awareness of the disposable cup scheme and promote recycling. Simply Cups are the UK’s only collection and recycling service dedicated to turning paper and plastic cups into second-life materials.
Whilst there we asked commuters and travelers if they had heard of the ‘Latte Levy’ and if it would put them off buying coffee on the go? Continue reading “Sustainable Station Green Day: Latte Levy Poll”