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Scottish waste criminals targeted in week of action

SCOTLAND’S environment regulator took part in four days of action in April targeting waste criminals in the North East of Scotland. The operation saw a total of 59 vehicles stopped and checked – and a range of enforcement actions taken for illegal activities. Local officers and specialist enforcement officers from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Study to examine respiratory health of plastic sorters

Imperial College London is to undertake a study into the respiratory health of manual sorters at “plastic-specific material recycling facilities”. The project, backed by funding from insurance giant AXA, will “investigate the health impact of occupational exposure to airborne microplastics”. According to Imperial, this can often occur from different activities along the recycling chain at

What happens to your skip waste?

When you fill up a skip, it’ll be stacked with a whole range of waste materials. From old desks to building rubble; garden clippings to fence posts, you’ll likely be glad to be rid of the monumental amount of discarded waste. But have you ever wondered where all this waste goes? It’s all got to

Weird and Wonderful

When we put together our guidelines for what can/can’t go in our skips, we thought, what are the weirdest things ever to be found in a skip? Well after some investigating, here are some of our favuorites: 1) A caravan That’s right, an actual caravan was found in a skip. As large as our 12-yard skips are, they’re

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