Did you know that up to 50 million tonnes of e-waste are disposed of worldwide every year? Would it also surprise you to know that, despite a growing push towards recycling IT equipment, the UK is one of the leading producers of electronic and electrical waste in the world? In fact, the UK is 5th […]
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Many businesses have left-over paint, coatings, or varnishes from refurbishments or expansion projects and need help with solvent paints disposal. So, we decided to put together a useful guide with all the questions you’ll need to ask about how to handle the waste. Solvent-based paint is often used on metal equipment, metal walkways, metal doors, […]
Most products we buy – at home or as a business – have built-in lifespans. Manufacturers call this planned or built-in obsolescence. This built-in lifespan is designed to limit the length of time a product will function to its best capacity, the idea being that this will spur people to upgrade and buy newer models. […]
In 2016, strict regulations came into force which ensured hazardous waste was properly categorised and dealt with in the correct manner. The responsibilities for each producer, carrier, and consignee (the end receiver) of hazardous waste were made clear. There also has to be a detailed note of how the waste was produced, a chemical and […]
Have you ever seen the job title of waste management consultant and wondered what they do? These consultants can help your business save money, comply with complex waste regulations, reduce pollution, and reduce the impact of the work you do on the environment. They: Ensure hazardous and non-hazardous waste is disposed of safely, legally, and […]
The numbers involved in dealing with electronic and electrical waste are staggering. Globally, we generate more than 41 million tonnes of e-waste each year, a report in 2014 found. That is expected to rise to around 50 million tonnes this year, the United Nations University says. The UK alone generates 2 million tonnes of electronic […]
Developers and builders know that any project which involves asbestos means they need to act with great caution. Any waste which has 0.1% asbestos is covered by stringent regulations. Breathing in asbestos fibres, which can cause lung cancer and the fatal lung disease, asbestosis, is dangerous to their employees and the general public – and […]
When we hear the words ‘hazardous waste’, we don’t often associate them with farms. However, several substances used on farms – or produced by them – could be categorised as hazardous. Tightened regulations mean that farms need waste handlers to help them dispose of several categories of waste such as plastics and oils. In fact, […]
If your business has a tank where you store oil, cooler, or water, it’s vital that you inspect it and ensure it is cleaned regularly. There are several types of oil which businesses store in tanks: petrol biofuels diesel vegetable oils kerosene synthetic oils solvents biodegradable lubricating or hydraulic oils liquid bitumen-based products, such as […]
Have you re-branded? Time to throw those old branded items in the bin – right? Depends on the bin! If you’re throwing them into recycling or the general waste, you could be storing up trouble for your business. Instead, there’s a compelling case for getting your branded items shredded securely. Here are four great reasons: […]
- What is the importance of recycling IT equipment?
- Need help with solvent paints disposal ? Read our handy guide…
- What is planned obsolescence and how does it affect the electronics in my business?
- Why are regulations dealing with hazardous waste so strict – and why should my business comply with them?
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