China Waste Ban Impacts Council Recycling Services & Costs

China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the past year have directly impacted 20% of councils, increasing recycling costs by an average £500,000. Fees charged to councils to process materials collected from kerbside collections...

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AM Environmental are proud to support Yeo Moor Primary School

AM Environmental were proud to support The Friends of Yeo Moor Junior School in Clevedon recently by providing some raffle prizes for their end of term Happy's Circus spectacular. They are raising funds to purchase new playground equipment for the children to enjoy...

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Recycling Colgate Products

Colgate has partnered with TerraCycle and launched the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme, a free nationwide recycling solution for oral care products and packaging in the UK. The new recycling fundraising programme enables people to recycle any brand of...

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Cup Cake Day is on 13th June 2019

In the average time it takes to bake a batch of cakes, six people in the UK will develop dementia. It is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, overtaking both cancer and heart disease. Bring everyone together this June to rise against dementia on...

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AM Environmental Supports Circus Starr

A trip to the circus is a magical experience that remains with children for the rest of their lives; something that all children deserve – and Circus Starr make that happen. However, they don’t work alone – they have the support of some incredible people and...

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Brexit and the bill

At the end of last year, Defra published its draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill, which set out how the government will maintain environmental standards after the UK leaves the EU and how it will build on the vision of its broader 25-year Environment...

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LONDON CUTTING WASTE SENT TO LANDFILL

London is one of 23 cities and regions from across the world committing to significantly cutting the amount of waste they generate, putting them on the path towards zero waste. By signing up to C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration, the cities and regions...

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Easter Wishes – Fantastic Response!

AM Environmental sent out Easter Wishes in a poetic form this year: Do you have any refuse you need to discard? Any hazardous waste in your stores or your yard? We may not bring eggs (unlike this Easter bunny) But we’ll take your waste and could save you some money!...

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Yuri’s Night

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every April 12th to commemorate milestones in space exploration. Yuri’s Night is named for the first human to launch into space. Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vosok 1 spaceship on 12th April 1961. The launch of STS-1, the...

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Recycling Dumped Plastic Bottles

Cory Riverside Energy has helped to recycle over 4,000 plastic bottles collected from the banks of the River Thames. During two litter picking sessions in mid-July 2018, 320Kg plastic bottles were gathered by 150 volunteers for Thames 21, the voice for London’s...

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Happy Pi Day

Pi day is a celebration of the mathematical constant for pi. Pi day is observed on March 14th ( 3/14 in the month/day date format). The earliest known official or large scale celebration of Pi Day was organised by Larry Shaw in 1988 in San Francisco Exploratorium ...

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World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March 2019

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its...

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Have you notified HSE to work with ionising radiation ?

In January 2018 the regulations for Ionising Radiation changed and the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, came into force.  These regulations require employers to apply to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) before they start certain work with Ionising radiation. ...

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Recycling Challenge: Turning Old Glass into New

In 2016 glass was declared a “permanent material”.  The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) commissioned a study, which was undertaken by the Italian Research Institute OEStazione Sperimentale del Vetro.  The study confirmed that once glass has been made,...

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Darwin Day – 12 February

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who changed the way...

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Reducing Food Waste

Lidl UK has announced that it will become the first supermarket to introduce “Too Good to Waste” fruit and veg boxes containing items that are past their best but are still perfectly good to eat. The Too Good to Waste boxes will be available to buy first thing in the...

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CONTACT LENS RECYCLING SCHEME LAUNCHES ACROSS UK

Wearers of contact lenses will be able to recycle their lenses for free in a new UK wide scheme which launches this week. Waste lenses can be disposed of at public drop-off points at Boots Opticians and other selected independent stores. It will also be possible for...

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REDUCING PLASTIC USE AT HOME IN 2019

With Plastic Pollution increasingly clogging the oceans, many of us are trying to reduce our use of plastic. Here are some tips from recycling experts at JunkHunters: Think Before Buying: Avoid buying single use plastics such as water bottles and avoid fruit & veg...

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Important Christmas Recycling Information

Throughout the festive season, please ensure you help to recycle and keep your disposal costs down by complying with the following: The following items must not be put in your recycling bin, as they can contaminate the load. Wrapping paper Wrapping paper, specifically...

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Getting Fired Up About Lithium Batteries

When it comes to power sources, there’s much to be said for using Lithium Batteries. They’re light in weight and store vast amounts of energy to power our mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras and fitness trackers. They keep us connected and productive. But you need...

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National Mole Day

National Mole Day is observed annually by chemists and chemistry students on October 23. You may be thinking that this day is in honor of the little burrowing creature. However, it is not. This celebration takes place between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM, making the date 6:02...

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Duty to Enter

Question - A member of the public finds a fly-tip of hazardous waste, in this case chemicals that represent a significant risk to the public. The fly-tip is on private land which is only a few metres from the public highway and close to a school and busy bus stops....

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Identifying Waste In The Workplace

What can be recycled? Paper of course - most of us are guilty of occasional excessive use of the office printer. Then there is food waste. But did you know that used toner cartridges, batteries and even light bulbs can be recycled - although they are classified as...

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Lithium Battery Ditches Pure Oxygen

Scientists have created a type of up-and-coming lithium battery that can run on air - rather than pure oxygen - for hundreds of charging cycles. Electric vehicles powered by lithium-air battery would be able to travel further on a single charge as these batteries can...

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International Talk like a Pirate Day 2018

Argh me hearties! So yer ‘ere to learn the vast secrets of this sacred day that soon be upon us?! You guessed it; we’re referring to ‘International Talk like a Pirate Day’. If you’re here to get all the deets about when it is, why it is and what to do for it, then...

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Environment Agency Licence Update

We have been advised that The Environment Agency is still upgrading its system so customers can renew their licences online, but this may not be ready until the end of September 2018. Our current licence has therefore been extended until 5th November 2018. If you have...

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Battery Recycling

We help organisations such as schools, local authorities, non-battery retailers and business recycle their batteries to ensure that they are not needlessly discarded to end up as landfill. Please call us on 01275 854641 or 07778 791497 for further information, or...

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Reuse old banana’s to make this easy banana cake

Banana cake is a favourite snack for hungry kids. Not only is it packed with healthy and nutritious bananas, it tastes delicious and is really easy to make. Try this banana cake recipe that is easier to make than most. Ingredients 125g butter and dash of vanilla...

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Recycling Word Search for Kids

Name _______________________ Date __________________   R R E C Y C L E V B I L M O E G P O U I R S L W I U F B P P N E N V I R O N M E N T A L U I Q E K L E E B W R W P A I B G A S C R O T E K N S S Z C S A U U T F P S D E W T A W Y D K T E A W Q A E E I S T E X...

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Recycling Facts for Kids

  Recycling is the process of turning used waste and materials into new products. This prevents potentially useful materials from being wasted as well as reducing energy use and pollution. Recycling is part of the waste disposal hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse,...

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Experiments to do with your children using recycling objects

Enjoy some cool science experiments this Summer Holidays using recycled items and material from around your home. Make a Parachute Use a recycled plastic bag or material to help design and create a parachute that will slowly fall to the ground. Invisible Ink As well...

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Materials Recovery Facilities and Recycling

  Throughout the year, in the UK, we process thousands of tonnes of various mixed waste at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). These highly specialised facilities employ a combination of human expertise and automatic sorting technology to...

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Somerset Football Award Ceremony

Congratulations to AM Environmental staff member Joanna on her recent award as Somerset FA Disability Volunteer of the Season 2017/18, and to her husband Phil for being awarded Coach of the Season. Both Joanna and Phil are volunteers at Clevedon United Junior Football...

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Haulage

AM Environmental Management can organise all types of haulage, from Jetters to Bulk Haulage, from Skips to Articulated Vehicles. We also have a regular collection from the Isle of Wight and can arrange International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) paperwork for these...

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Don’t Step on a Bee Day – July 10th 2018

Don’t Step on a Bee Day is the special day of the year when people get together to learn about the importance of protecting and caring for bees. In 2018 Don’t Step on a Bee Day takes part on July 10th and a number of special events will be organised to help bring...

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Laboratory Chemical Disposal

AM Environmental deal with all types of laboratory chemical disposal including Hazardous Waste, Radioactives, School Collections, Chemical Spills and Laboratory Moves. We have our own Mobile Technician and On Site Chemist who can visit to list, label and pack your...

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Drums and IBCs

For all your Drums and IBCs requirements, please contact us on 01275 854641 or 07778 791 497

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The “O” word

What is Offensive Waste? Offensive waste is the term used to describe waste arising from healthcare or related activities that may cause offence to those who come into contact with it, but which does not have any of the hazardous properties associated with clinical...

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June 5th 2018 is World Environment Day

World Environment Day is held on June 5th every year. It isn’t a public holiday; it is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the...

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