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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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How Your Company Can Benefit From Business Waste Recycling

March 23, 2016

Although we all know we should be recycling as much as possible to reduce the strain on our planet, the process can seem difficult and time consuming for business owners, which can discourage many companies from the worthwhile task. To help more businesses see the value of recycling, not just for the planet, but for themselves as well, the team here at Envirocraft have listed some of the ways your company can benefit from business waste recycling, and how simple the procedure can be. Reduce expenses Recycling can actually save your business money! The cost of having recycling collected is usually…

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Confidential Waste: How to Dispose of it Correctly

January 14, 2016

Businesses have a legal obligation to correctly dispose of the confidential information of its employees, customers and suppliers, and failure to comply with these obligations can lead to fines of up to £500,000, or even the imprisonment of the responsible body. Identifying confidential waste Defining confidential waste is key to ensuring you are disposing of your documentation correctly, and if you are unsure what is confidential waste, you might find that you are unwittingly failing to comply with the necessary regulations. Confidential waste is defined as any personal information that can be used to identify individuals, including their name, address, contact…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Waste Management Company

December 10, 2015

Disposing of your commercial waste is an important task, both for the environment and for the health and safety of your establishment. With so much information and so many competing companies out there, it can be difficult to know which is the best suited company for your requirements. Here at EnviroCraft, we always aim to make waste management as pain-free a procedure as possible, which is why we’ve put together these top tips so you know what to look for when choosing a waste management company. Recycling Credentials Now more than ever, recycling is an important part of waste disposal that…

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