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Battery Types and How to Dispose of Them

March 25, 2019

Batteries are used in everyday life and depended on by many people, from running a business on a laptop to powering the emergency services ambulances. The extensive range of batteries make it difficult to know how to properly dispose of each one. But by not disposing of batteries accordingly, you risk  highly hazardous materials entering the ecosystem, killing wildlife and polluting the water. For this reason, placing them in the general waste bin is not a safe option, as their harmful contents will return to our water supplies. In this article we will discuss the most common types of batteries and…

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Reducing Plastic Waste: What your company can do to help?

December 18, 2018

Download PDF version » A single person can make a big difference to plastic waste, so imagine what a whole company can achieve when working towards a plastic-free future. This non-biodegradable material is wildly overused in the modern age, and contributes to a multitude of headaches for our planet: groundwater pollution, ocean suffocation, and harm to wildlife. The good news is that industries, rather than individuals, can make this biggest impact in this area. If you’re wondering, how can my business reduce plastic waste?, these tips should help you make a start. Spur on your staff If you have big plans…

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How To Correctly Dispose of Fluorescent Tubes & Lamps

July 30, 2018

  Download our disposal of fluorescent tubing guide » Fluorescent tubes are a commonly used lighting source thanks to their efficiency and easy installation, however, whilst being freely used across the UK, many people don’t know how and why to correctly dispose of fluorescent lighting, and these harmful products are ending up in landfills and damaging our environment. Are Fluorescent Tubes Harmful? Fluorescent tubes can be very harmful to the environment, wildlife and even humans. Any variety of fluorescent lighting contains mercury, a highly toxic metal. If incorrectly disposed of, mercury can dissipate into the atmosphere which allows it to contaminate…

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5 Top Tips for Corporate Social Responsibility

February 23, 2017

The corporate world has long since changed from the days where profits and results were all the mattered and what went on behind closed doors stayed behind closed doors. Nowadays, businesses have Corporate Social Responsibility to think about; and even if you’re not overly concerned with embracing an ethical and environmentally sustainable business plan, the social pressures to comply are certainly compelling, especially when the profits of your business are at risk. In this month’s article, we’re taking a look at what Corporate Social Responsibility is, why it is important for your business, and some measures you can take to improve…

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Site Clearance: Van Sizes and Capacity

February 14, 2017

When you have work carried out on your premises, it is absolutely essential to clear the site well in advance of the job itself. Failure to do so could impede the timely completion of the work, and therefore cost you money in the long run! Knowing the ins and outs of site clearance, including the size and capacity of a variety of vans, is a great way to ensure that your on-site productivity always remains sky high. See below for more details.  

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When is a Site Waste Management Plan Required?

February 13, 2017

A Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) ensures that all waste produced or held on a site is disposed of safely, efficiently and in accordance with the law. There are legal obligations placed upon some sites within the construction industry to put a SWMP in place, for health and safety measures. If you’re unsure about whether you need to put a SWMP in place, read on to find out more. Site waste management: A summary A SWMP is designed prior to any construction work starting and aims to estimate how much waste will be produced from the project in order to put…

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WEEE Recycling Waste Codes

November 4, 2016

At Envirocraft, we constantly strive to improve our customers’ knowledge about all the best recycling and waste management processes. In doing so, we aim to ensure that environmentally sound practice is always achieved by maximising the amount of waste diverted from landfill, recycled or repurposed. In this fight against irresponsible disposal of waste, knowing the recycling waste codes for waste and electronic equipment (WEEE) is essential – see below for more!     • View image   Envirocraft offer a fast, reliable nationwide WEEE collection service across the entirety of the UK and throughout Europe. With our flexible fleets, our dedication to…

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Best Practices for Dealing with Asbestos in the Workplace

October 3, 2016

Asbestos or asbestos containing material in the workplace can be very dangerous to the wellbeing of your staff. When asbestos is disturbed, dangerous fibres are released into the air which can cause serious diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer and asbestosis to name a few. If you discover asbestos in your work premises, it is imperative that you deal with it as soon as possible. If you’re unsure of the correct practices for dealing with asbestos, Envirocraft are here to help. Who is responsible for managing asbestos in the workplace? The responsibility to manage asbestos in a non-domestic property belongs…

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How do the Changes in UK Hazardous Waste Regulations Affect Your Business?

July 29, 2016

From the 1st April 2016, the Environment Agency made changes to hazardous waste regulations that changed the way businesses in the UK held and disposed of their hazardous waste. The changes apply to all premises in England that were previously registered as holding and operating hazardous waste, and new businesses are no longer required to register. It is important to note that the new changes are applicable only to businesses registered in England; premises in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are still required to register and follow the usual procedure of dealing with hazardous waste. These changes are intended to make…

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Everything You Need to Know About Computer Recycling

June 2, 2016

We live in a very technological era, and computer software and hardware is constantly progressing; technology merely a few years old is swiftly becoming outdated. But what should you do with your outdated computer? If you’re wondering the best way to dispose of your technology, Envirocraft are here with all the information you need on computer recycling. Are computers recyclable? Yes, computers are recyclable, and should be recycled wherever possible! Not only will recycling your old computer reduce the amount of waste ending up in a landfill, it will prevent some of the hazardous materials that computers contain from leaking out…

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