You may also receive points if there have been any reductions in the amount of rubbish collected across the county. Researching these possibilities prior to completion will ensure you’re segregating the materials appropriately during each project and can minimise waste to the highest level. Alternatively, domestic projects often result in plenty of usable materials that may not even need to be recycled. From one neighbour to another – you could be contributing towards landscaping projects with old bricks or giving someone the opportunity to upcycle your once-loved kitchen units. There are many ways that excess material can be used on-site or even off-site that don’t involve simply chucking it in a skip. If you have rubble from an excavation or demolition, for example, this could be crushed and reused as a sub-base elsewhere on your site or donated to a community project who can make use of it.
Feature papers represent the most advanced research with significant potential for high impact in the field. A Feature Paper should be a substantial original Article that involves several techniques or approaches, provides an outlook for future research directions and describes possible research applications. The Rethink Rubbish free briefing events are open to local authorities, retailers and any other organisations interested in involvement with the campaign. The campaign is holding a number of briefing events across the country between April 28 and May 2, 2003, to raise its profile among local authorities, retailers and other interested organisations. Rethink Waste is being delivered by SEP in collaboration with Greenredeem, an organisation that provides digital engagement platforms to provoke environmental behaviour change. Rethink Waste is a free scheme available to anyone living in Surrey that offers a range of rewards for reducing waste.
Campaigns last year included celebrity endorsements from the impressionist Alistair McGowan and former swimmer Sharron Davies and a giant bin capable of speeds up to 15mph, seen by half a million people. Mr Haugh said that the giant bin will feature again in this year’s campaign, appearing at Rethink Rubbish roadshows. Currently, our recycling rate sits at 32%- which is mid table for London and is higher than all our neighbouring boroughs.
When managing waste in construction, we need to be mindful of the long-term effects it will have on the environment as we are already at the point where no change now means we may never see a marked improvement in the climate crisis. So what are some of the implications of managing waste in construction so poorly? On top of these deficiencies, approximately 40% of all produced food is wasted throughout the farm to fork processes, while more than 900 million people remain undernourished.
Used nappies are collected in recycling bins and sent to treatment centres where they’re sterilised and the human waste removed. Nappies contain plastic and celluloid which is converted into more useful products such as park benches, road signs and railway sleepers. Blakeney Leigh is actively involved in working with our contractors on large and small sites to manage waste. We recycle as much material as possible, separate out into different containers and encourage innovative solutions to reduce the overall impact of the waste materials we generate. As well as this, simply ensuring work is carried out in a logical and planned order will reduce the risk of unnecessary waste and remedial actions. This is something we don’t often consider – but communication is undoubtedly going to play a huge role in the industry’s ability to better the ways we are managing waste in construction.
Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. The Rethink Waste initiative hosted by Greenredeem, funded by the Surrey Environment Partnership and supported by Elmbridge Borough Council, has now been running for a year. Not just the positive impact that it has had on waste reduction throughout the borough, but the community efforts to raise funds for local schools and charities.
With the funding, they’ve created their very own grow-your-own garden and students are learning what it takes to cultivate food to eat at home. Rethink Waste is a partnership between Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC), Joint Waste Solutions (JWS) and Greenredeem to provide residents with a digital platform to encourage waste reduction. The amount of waste thrown away in rubbish bins, while better than average compared to similar local authorities, is high. Each resident produces an average of 431.7kg of recycling and rubbish a year, which puts Surrey in 11th place out of 29 similar local authorities.
This is despite the fact that up to 90% of it could be recycled or reused. This new report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and the Environmental Services Association shows that waste crime in England incurs losses to the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer of £604 million a year. Editor’s Choice articles are based on recommendations by the scientific editors of MDPI journals from around the world. Editors select a small number of articles recently published in the journal that they believe will be particularly interesting to readers, or important in the respective research area.
As the UK’s biggest consumer of natural resources, the industry uses up around 400 million tonnes each year. This results in an average of 100 million tonnes being thrown away, much of which is improperly or inefficiently disposed of. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how the majority of the industry currently goes about it and highlight some of the differences between large and small-scale projects.
You can recycle a huge amount of items such as wood, light bulbs and hangers at our three recycling centres. We are empowering residents to recycle more and contaminate less, with an aim to improve our recycling rates across the borough. The first year has made a great impact, but there’s still time to get involved. Through Rethink Waste and taking part in carbon saving activities, Elmbridge residents have prevented 1.438T CO2e from entering the atmosphere. A second round of donations has also just come to an end with another five Elmbridge schools getting a share of the £1,000 funding, based on the number of points they have raised. The Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) has teamed up with Greenredeem for a Surrey-wide Rethink Waste scheme that makes it easier for you to reduce your waste and help the planet.