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Research on green claims

Defra published research (July 2010) on claims about environmental performance on products and packaging. The research examined the number and types of claims being made. This will be used to inform Defra’s work to update the Green Claims Code. Environment Minister Lord Henley said: “M...

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How to baseline your organisation for environmental impact

A baseline is a snapshot of your current environmental impacts taken over a 12 month period.   You need to cover: 1.    Waste a.    how much does your bins service cost b.    how much actual waste volume is removed – you might not b...

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Scrapping commercial vehicles

You may have commercial vehicles that you have purchased (rather than leased) and that are not suitable for resale that you wish to dispose of.  This could affect businesses such as taxi companies, car hire businesses, motorbike couriers, freight businesses and bus/coach companies.  Once t...

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WEEE regulations for Businesses

Make it - sell it- recycle it WEEE regulations were introduced in 2007 to tackle the growing amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). It is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Europe, and in the UK alone, we throw away around 2 million tonnes of WEEE every year, much of w...

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Recycling wood

Recycled wood products are made from post-consumer and post-industrial sources. Wood waste is cleaned and processed to remove any contaminants and to reduce particle size. This material is then used to manufacture a range of quality products for different markets. Some products may be made entirely ...

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Recycling glass

  Benefits and opportunities   Recycled glass is a hard, inert material which can be used in many different ways. The most popular and environmentally favourable approach is to remelt it to produce more glass, a process which can be repeated over and over again. This not only save...

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