It’s summer and it’s definitely hot out there – which means lots of us will be sipping ice cold drinks through plastic straws, grabbing plastic bottles of cold water on the go and picking up disposable cutlery or items packaged in plastic for picnics outside.
Summer is well and truly here, and we’ve had a very busy spring period with lots of exciting moments for our Local Green Points recycling rewards schemes. Keep reading to find out what the team has been up to:
Dottie Allan, Client Services Manager at Green Rewards has been announced as one of the winners of the 35 Under 35 awards programme.
35 Under 35 is an awards programme, organised by letsrecycle.com in partnership with Grundon, which identifies the ‘young guns’ in the sector who are striving for professional excellence, promoting industry innovation and giving back to their company, local authority or community.
On May 10th 2018, Green Rewards will host its annual insight seminar at the iconic October Gallery near London’s Russel Square. The event will host a range of speakers, broken into two panel discussions and will end with a launch of Green Rewards’ new global product, followed by drinks and canapés.
If the latte levy got you ruffled enough to swap to a keep cup and the ban on microbeadsmade you think twice about the kinds of cosmetics you are using then you will know by now that it’s a challenge to lead a completely plastic-free life.
Finally, spring has finally sprung! Now the long, cold winter is over it’s time to emerge from your duvets, woolly scarves and hats and instead get out in your garden or start the inevitable spring clean out
It’s out with the old and in with the new, which is great for a fresh start, but not so great for our rubbish bins or our bank accounts. To avoid creating piles of avoidable waste or splashing out on a brand new wardrobe, garden or house makeover, make sure to follow our top tips for a zero waste Spring Clean:
This week, Michael Gove announced that the UK will introduce a plastic bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of litter polluting our land and seas.
The scheme will work by using a “reverse vending” process, in which consumers are refunded money for returning their drinks bottles back to retailers. Research by the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee found countries with deposit return schemes tended to recycle between 80% and 95% of their plastic bottles. It is hoped that the scheme will be able to boost England’s stagnating recycling rate, which is 57% for plastic bottles, compared to other European nations who are recording recycling rates for bottles at 98%.
Today is International Women’s Day, so we’re catching up with Local Green Points’ Client Services Manager, Dottie Allan, to find out more about her work in the waste and recycling industry.
If you’ve heard about China’s Plastic Ban, you’re probably wondering how it will affect plastic recycling the UK...
This week we heard that the UK government is considering adopting a plastic bottle scheme, similar to one used in Norway.
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