It's no secret we are in the midst of a recycling sea-change. From all angles, we are bombarded by peer pressure and public consciousness that something needs to be done about waste - with a clear focus on plastic....Read more
On-site bottle deposit return schemes - why should you bother?
The psychology of waste
I recently read an article about how psychology could influence the way we recycle waste. Until that point, I thought I knew quite a lot - I was wrong....Read more
Five ISO 14001 Continuous Improvement Idea
There are many challenges when it comes to environmental management. Challenges from stakeholders, placing growing pressure on policymakers to meet expectations they feel are necessary for any modern business they invest in. These stakeholders are not only internal (employees, shareholders etc) but also potential investors in the form of customers and the general public and their perception of your brand....Read more
What would it cost to buy an indoor recycling bin station for work?
UPDATED: 10th May 2018 It depends! Much like buying a car, let's say a brand new Ford Fiesta, the price you pay depends on the specifications you add. Do you want a 3 door, 5 doors, alloy wheels, sat nav, reversing camera/sensor, bespoke paint, performance spec engine, sports exhaust? You get my drift....Read more
How many recycling stations do I need?
It depends. No one business is the same and without having a one-on-one call, we can only provide general advice based on what we've learnt over the years. That said, here are two well used 'rules of thumb' when trying to understand how many internal recycling points you need....Read more
Can "Zero Waste" be achieved?
It depends! I believe we can all achieve zero waste in some form or other, whether that be at home or within our workplace. However, can zero waste be achieved when looking at the larger picture - i.e. the full product journey end-to-end inc. the original source supplier/s, 2nd tier supplier/s, its production process, retail, consumer, disposal....Read more
The advantages of an internal bespoke office recycling station / bin.
Whatever your reasons for considering upping your recycling game, I'm confident that a bespoke, tailor-made office recycling station or bin will tick many boxes....Read more
What is the value of waste?
Provisional data indicates UK businesses generate 32.2 million tonnes of waste each year. This is significantly less, in fact, 10 million tonnes less than 2012. Does this indicate green shoots of change in the way we think about waste? Maybe businesses are understanding the value of their waste ensuring they profit from the reduced waste they produce? Or has social conscience also played its part? My guess - a combination of all three....Read more
How can a Deposit Return Scheme help my company?
With news that a bottle and can deposit-return scheme gets the green light in England, and with plans already afoot in Scotland, you may be asking how a scheme such as this might help your business?...Read more
What is the Bottle Deposit Return Scheme?
In the most basic terms, its name speaks for itself. The confusion may come when we start to understand how it will actually work. The UK Government are currently in consultation so hopefully, we'll have more news soon....Read more
Industrial Shoe Cleaners: Standalone vs Integral
If you're reading this, you've already established that you need an industrial shoe and/or boot cleaner, but you're still undecided about which one to invest in. Like most things these days, you tend to get what you pay for and, in the main, the price can dictate the function, quality and longevity of a product. But, not always....Read more
How To Reduce Risk of Slips For Warehouse Workers
According to HSE, 29% of all the reported non-fatal work-based accidents in 2016/17 relate to slips and trips. This equates to a staggering 200,000 accidents which, with careful management, need not happen. If we look deeper into this study, most slips (90%) occur when the floor is wet with water or contaminated with a processing by-product or debris....Read more