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The paper recycling process

There is increasing awareness about environmental sustainability among consumers and businesses. And this awareness is also growing when it comes to paper and printing. That’s why we thought that a closer look at the recycling process might be interesting to those who are environmentally conscious and try to make green choices. Today, we’re going to

You should recycle Metal

Metal is a widely recyclable material, with many types being repurposed for further use. As global concern for the environment grows, so does the demand for increased recycling, especially of materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. At Premier Waste Services, we aim to divert as much waste from landfill as possible, working according to

The seven types of plastic

Plastic is amazing. But like anything, you can have too much of a good thing. When plastic was invented in the 50s it was seen as a wonder – material. It’s cheap to produce, light, strong and can be moulded into a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Pretty much overnight, plastic transformed our world,

Recycling rate in England falls to 43.8%

England’s recycling rate in 2020/21 tumbled by 1.7 percentage points compared to the previous financial year, when it stood at 44.5%, to 43.8%. The figures come in data released today (15 December 2021) by the waste statistics team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The 43.8% recycling rate is for ‘waste

When Should You Hire A Skip?

Sometimes, there are situations where you might wonder whether you need a skip but are afraid of wasting money because you won’t maximise the use of your skip. However, trust us when we say that there is a time and a place for a skip and we are about to cover the four situations where

Putting waste into someone else’s skip

You have a few items to dispose of and you notice your neighbours have a half-empty skip. They won’t mind, right?  Wrong. Whether or not they mind is not up to you. Disposing your waste in somebody else’s skip without permission is illegal. If caught fly-tipping, you could face prosecution and be fined up to

How to fill a skip

We know what you’re thinking – just chuck it all in! But there are ways of doing it to make it easier on yourself and to fit more in, giving you even better value for money. So read our step by step guide below to make sure you fill your skip the best way you

Fly tipping

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

Sorting plastic by hand

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

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