Dos and Don’ts for Recycling

Dos and Don’ts for Recycling

Dos Do wash dirty packaging. Contaminated packaging does not get recycled so it is better to bin an item that you can not clean. Do leave lids on. Milk and drinks bottle lids can now be recycled in many parts of the UK. If in any doubt check your local council's...

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Recycling Symbols Explained

Recycling Symbols Explained

Electrical Items   These are recyclable at your household recycling centres. Please check your council web site for opening times.

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Recycling Symbols Explained

Recycling Symbols Explained

This symbol identifies different types of plastic. The letters denote the plastic type. PET for example is polyethylene terephthalate which is found in drinks bottles. The number between 1 and 7 on plastics helps recycling plants sort them. Type 1 is widely recycled,...

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Recycling Symbols Explained

Recycling Symbols Explained

Known as the Green Dot, this symbol tells us the packaging is not necessarily recyclable but that the producer has paid towards the recovery and recycling of packaging in Europe

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Recycling Symbols Explained

Recycling Symbols Explained

This symbol is called the Mobius loop. The symbol means that the packaging is recyclable but you will need to check with your local authority or facility that recycles the specific material.

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Recycling Symbols Explained

Recycling Symbols Explained

This symbol is found of recyclable glass. The glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities. The glass is then crushed and melted, then moulded into new products such as bottles and jars. Or it may be used for alternative purposes such as brick...

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RECYCLING SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

RECYCLING SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

An item displaying this symbol shows that it can be recycled by 20 - 75% of local authorities. You will need to check your councils website for confirmation if it can be recycled.

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RECYCLING SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

RECYCLING SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

We all want to make a difference when it comes to preserving the planet, and the first step to going green is to recycle. Over the next few days we will explain what each recycling symbol means, plus provide some advice on what to do with items such as batteries and...

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Supermarket ditches multipack plastic wrap

UK supermarket Tesco has announced plans to eliminate plastic-wrapped multipacks from its stores, in a move expected to remove 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment. Every day, Britain buys 183,000 tinned multipacks from Tesco shops, and the decision is expected...

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Joint Unit for Waste Crime Launched

A new taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime has been launched, bringing together law enforcement agencies, regulators and tax authorities. The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will address crimes such as the dumping of hazardous materials on...

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PRE-CYCLE

PRE-CYCLE

Anna Pitt of Zero Waste Week talked about “making a difference” at last year’s RWM conference. She explained how she reduced her household’s waste to almost nothing, and talked about empowering others to see their “rubbish” as a resource. Anna was asked what one thing...

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George Eustice named Environment Secretary

George Eustice named Environment Secretary

George Eustice has been named as Environment Secretary as part of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle on 13th February 2020. Replacing Theresa Villiers, Mr Eustice will make the step up from his previous role as minister of state for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at...

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BeeBee Wraps

Reusable BeeBee food wraps are made from organic cotton infused with beeswax, rosin and jojoba oil.  Made by BeeBee Wraps, based in Cambridge, the wraps are reusable.  Just wash after use and they are ready to use again.  Each wrap lasts about a year, after which they...

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FOOD WASTE FALLS BY 7% PER PERSON IN THREE YEARS

The UK is making significant steps in reducing its food waste, with total food waste levels falling by 480,000 tonnes between 2015 and 2018 – a 7% reduction per person and equivalent of filling London’s Royal Albert Hall ten times. The new data comes from...

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PRINCE WILLIAM TO LAUNCH EARTHSHOT PRIZE

PRINCE WILLIAM TO LAUNCH EARTHSHOT PRIZE

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has announced the Earthshot Prize:  an ambitious set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet. In what is set to be a “super year” for the environment, with crucial summits including the Convention on...

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24 Hour Emergency Helpline

24 Hour Emergency Helpline

We offer a 24 hour Emergency Help line number, please call us on 07778  791497 for assistance. Please call us on 01275 854641 or 07778 791497 for further information, or email us using the ‘Contact us’ tab on the main screen of our web site.

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Carlsberg Develops Paper Beer Bottle

Carlsberg Develops Paper Beer Bottle

Carlsberg has developed what it claims to be the world’s first paper bottle for beer with two new prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle. Both are made from sustainably sourced wood fibres and are fully recyclable. They come with an inner barrier, with one prototype...

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Waking up to Rough Sleeping

It’s the worst nightmare for people working in the waste collection industry – and, in January 2017, it became a horrifying reality. A crew emptying commercial bins in the centre of Rochester discovered a badly injured man stuck in the workings of their refuse truck....

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Recycling in Charities

Recycling in Charities

The British Heart Foundation re-uses and recycles 72,000 tonnes a year and extracts from nearly all of that. They are particularly keen on capturing usable furniture, and they continue to open, on average, a new store every fortnight to sell that on. They are...

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8 Ways to Recycle Your Pumpkins After Halloween

8 Ways to Recycle Your Pumpkins After Halloween

It's hard not to buy too many pumpkins before Halloween. They're so affordable and bright. But come November they suddenly clutter up porches, hallways and kitchens. Don't just make these orange beauties waste. They hide a whole world of hidden benefits inside. Make...

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Scrap Campaign

The Scrap campaign encourages people to take the following steps: Suspect all waste carriers. Don't let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle's registration plate. Check that a waste carrier is registered on the...

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Fashion Conscious

Fashion Conscious

Landfill was the final destination of an estimated 235 million items of clothing in 2017 according to research by Sainsbury's. Globally, fashion is responsible for 92 million tonnes of waste dumped in landfills each year, and this is projected to rise to 148 million...

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Recycle Week 2019: 23-29 September 2019

Recycle Week 2019: 23-29 September 2019

In 2018, people were motivated to care about plastics in a way they never have before. Sustainability is firmly on the national agenda and the public is looking to organisations to help solve major environmental issues. That makes Recycle Week a greater opportunity...

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A ‘Helpful’ App for Recycling

A ‘Helpful’ App for Recycling

A technology innovation to make headlines recently has been the 'helpful' recycling incentive app, which was launched in London in January. After downloading the free app, users can identify single-use items, such as plastic bottles and coffee cups with their...

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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 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

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

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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