The new Toyota Prius is one of the new environmentally friendly cars to hit the market, offering a cooling system which is powered solely by solar energy and effectively harnesses the power of the sun to cool down your car. Recycled heat energy is one of the more productive and lucrative areas of the recycling… »
Supermarket giant Sainsbury has introduced a new energy recycling system at a store in Gloucester which uses kinetic energy from the car park to create enough power to run the checkout tills. Using kinetic energy, each time a car runs over the kinetic plates in the car park these power generators underground which then produce… »
Printer cartridge recycling is something which has taken off in both the business arena and the consumer arena over the last couple of years. It not only offers the opportunity to do your bit for the environment, by reusing your old printer cartridges, but there are significant cost savings to be had each time you… »
One area which has caught the eye of the UK authorities is the recycling of old fridges and freezers and the potential impact on the environment. It may surprise many people to learn that the gases used in fridges and freezers, predominantly to keep the contents cold, have a significant impact upon the environment if… »
Office recycling is quickly becoming the norm in the business world with more and more companies wanting to be seen to be doing their bit for the environment. Office recycling is really very simple and can take in so many different areas of everyday office life. Recycling paper, recycling old computers, recycling computer screens and… »
In a move which many environmentalists hope will be replicated across the UK, Marks & Spencer has today announced a deal with waste management group Shanks which will see waste food, unsold food or food past its sell by date collected by Shanks, in partnership with Severnside Recycling, and turned into fertiliser and biofuel.
The three-year… »
Many people will be surprised to learn how many electronic gadgets are disposed of each and every year when in reality recycling electronic gadgets is perhaps one of the simplest forms of recycling. Aside from the fact that many components can be reconditioned, reused and resold, saving significant energy costs and damage to the environment,… »
In a strategy which is becoming more and more commonplace across the world, Sony has begun a large-scale recycling program which allows customers to drop off their old Sony electronic products and rechargeable batteries at any Sony store. The company then guarantees that the products will be either recycled or disposed of in an environmentally… »
How many of us are guilty of disposing of our Starbucks coffee cup in the bin? How many of us realise that up to 3,000,000,000 Starbucks coffee cups are being wasted each year, out of a total of 200 billion paper coffee cups which are disposed of and not recycled all over the world?
The annoying… »
Recycling in schools has never been more popular as teachers and local authorities look to educate children as young as possible about the environment and the potential to recycle a significant amount of our waste. Recycling program such as the eco-schools programme, which we covered in one of the earlier post, have been highly successful… »