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Merry Christmas 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Pure Planet Recycling team is now off for a well-deserved break. We thought we’d leave you with a Christmas wish and a round-up of our top 10 posts from our blog.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Commercial Waste Clampdown

If you, or a representative of your company, frequently disposes of your commercial waste at your local HWRC (Household Waste Recycling Centre) you may soon find you are turned away at the gate. Although you might think that you are making a financial saving – in the long run you could be looking at a … read more.

Dual Use WEEE

It was reported in June 2014 that the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) would be moving toward ‘Dual Use’ categorising to prevent confusion when classifying EEE and WEEE. This week the Environment Agency published the new guidance on producing, reporting and classification. The guide helps both manufacturers and recycling companies to determine whether … read more.

Ikea Recycling Rewards

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Recently whilst shopping at Ikea in Milton Keynes, we noticed an amazing recycling machine for use by their customers. We were that impressed, we wanted to help spread the word of the retailers scheme. The Light Bulb Reverse Vending Machine, as pictured, takes consumers old light bulbs and rewards them for disposing of them in … read more.

Easter Packaging Recycling

Are you all ready for Easter? The TV is full of adverts for chocolate eggs, chocolate eggs and if it’s possible more chocolate eggs. But while Easter Monday will find most of us half comatose on the sofa, there is a serious downside to all this frivolity (sorry, chocolate killjoy). As with any excess, what … read more.

DBS Checked Staff

If you were the receptionist at the local school and a stranger wandered in, what would you do? It’s quite likely that you would alert security pretty sharpish and have them removed before they got any further. But what makes any other visitor different from this example? One of the lovely things about having an … read more.

WEEE Around The World

It might not be a surprise to hear that the UK isn’t the only country producing millions of tonnes of e-waste or WEEE each year. In 2014 alone a staggering 41.8 tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide – and if the figures are anything to go by this won’t be decreasing any time soon. Compared … read more.

Recycling Tips From The Experts

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As the theme of Recycle Week 2015 is ‘recycling around the home’ we thought we’d tap up the experts in our contacts list for any tips they had. Any help we can provide in recycling more from UK households benefits the environment and the nation as a whole. As you can imagine we were swamped … read more.

Glastonbury Festival Recycling

Whether you are braving the inevitable mud baths or enjoying the festival from the comfort of your sofa, Glastonbury Festival 2015 is now in full swing. Worthy Farm is expected to host 177,550 attendees for the festival of contemporary performing arts and whatever your tastes are, Glastonbury has something to offer. With some many people … read more.

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners
Fans of the Channel 4 program “Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners” may have spotted that we recently welcomed the team to our recycling facility. As part of the show, the cleaners were tasked with cleaning some of our fridges … and to test whether they could stomach the challenge. Our fridges arrive in various states and conditions, … read more.

Crafty Christmas Decorations

If you are looking for Christmas craft ideas have you considered looking at your waste for inspiration? Creating your own Christmas decorations can be great fun and a chance to upcycle waste items you have in your home. So with this in mind we put our creative minds together for how to use electrical waste … read more.