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Category Archives: Recycling

Are you Complying With the Correct Waste Regulations?

Posted under Health and safety, News, Recycling on April 15, 2015

Rack SackAs of January this year, new UK waste regulations came in to force, stating that businesses will be required to separate recyclable material, including: paper, plastic, metal and glass from other waste. This amendment to the legislation aims to certify improvement to the quality and quantity of recycling across the whole of the country within households and businesses.


In order to comply with the new regulations, you should make sure dry, recyclable waste that is … Read more

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Giving Your Storage a Fresh Look

Posted under Recycling, Think Green on August 12, 2014

LockersWe’ve all thrown out furniture that we no longer want or need, but what about schools and leisure centres?  Have they ever thought of getting new lockers and throwing out the old ones?  Well think again.  How about taking those lockers and upcycling them, giving them a new home and a new role to play?  After crawling the internet for some nice looking, ex-lockers I thought I’d share with you my selected favourites.


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Recycling – A Way of Life?

Posted under In the Community, Recycling, Think Green on July 6, 2014

Office Recycle BinsMore and more we are being reminded to recycle our empty packaging, so much so that it is a regular routine in most households and workplaces; personally speaking I have three outdoor bins, two of which are for recycling. What’s more, here at The Workplace Depot, we have two recycling bins for bottles as well as a cardboard one for paper, not to mention that one of our members of staff is collecting bottle tops … Read more

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Recycling Campaign

Posted under News, Recycling, Think Green on December 3, 2012

Recycling bins from the Workplace DepotA new campaign has been launched in Nottinghamshire to encourage locals to recycle more efficiently.


Veolia Environmental Services, the county’s waste collector, and Nottinghamshire County Council have been working together on a campaign called ‘Are you Bin Smart?’ to remind residents which items can and can’t be recycled. This will not only help to reduce bin contamination but will also ensure that materials can be sorted efficiently at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) based in … Read more

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Reasons an Environmentalist might hate Christmas

Posted under News, Recycling, Think Green on November 28, 2012

Christmas and the environmentIt’s that time of year again, Christmas! The annual event that brings everyone together, family, friends, work colleagues, includes events such as stuffing ourselves silly with Christmas treats, chocolate, party snacks and singing and dancing to cheesy classics such as Mistletoe and Wine by Sir Cliff Richard and John Lennon’s Happy Christmas (War is Over). But does anyone think about the environmental implications Christmas has on the world?


Facts about Christmas and the environment


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Case Study – becoming a ‘greener’ company

Posted under Office, Recycling, Think Green on November 6, 2012

Green business ideas from the Workplace DepotIn 2012 the Workplace Depot decided to become a more environmentally aware organisation and set a good example for staff and customers. Having implemented a number of ideas we applied for and won a Green Apple Award in recognition or our environmental efforts. A number of companies have asked us what things we did to win our green business credentials, so here is an outline of most of what we did.


Reduction in paper use

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