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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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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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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 is WEEE Recycling and Why Is It so Important?

October 15, 2015

The recycling of WEEE is a rapidly growing enterprise, aimed to lessen the amount of harmful products dumped in landfills and negatively affecting the environment. It is estimated that 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded from domestic and business abodes across the UK a year, a significant percentage of which can be recycled. At EnviroCraft, we’re committed to lowering the amount of harmful substances in the environment through our services of safely discarding or recycling as much hazardous waste as possible. What is WEEE? WEEE stands for Waste Electrical & Environmental Equipment. In broad terms, WEEE can be defined…

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