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Battling Battery Fires: Understanding the Risks to the Waste Industry

Battling Battery Fires: Understanding the Risks to the Waste Industry The Growing Problem In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, batteries power everything from our smartphones to our electric vehicles. But what happens when these power sources reach the end of their life cycle? Improper disposal of batteries poses a significant risk, particularly for recycling centres and…

Celebrating Global Recycling Day

Celebrating Global Recycling Day: Why Every Effort Counts Introduction: As we commemorate Global Recycling Day, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the importance of recycling in preserving our planet’s resources and combating environmental degradation. This annual event serves as a reminder of the critical role each of us plays in contributing to a more…

Celebrating Women’s Empowerment: A Tribute to Emma Butler’s Inspiring Speech

Celebrating Women’s Empowerment: A Tribute to Emma Butler’s Inspiring Speech My name is Emma Butler, and I am the Head of Commercial for Waste Experts, we are a national waste and environmental services company who believe in “business for good”. I am humbled to stand before you all today to share my message of empowerment…

UK Celebrates Second Consecutive Drop in Fly-Tipping Incidents: Yet Challenges Persist

UK Celebrates Second Consecutive Drop in Fly-Tipping Incidents: Yet Challenges Persist   Introduction   The recent news of a second consecutive decline in fly-tipping incidents in the UK is undoubtedly a positive development. However, the fact that over one million incidents still persist underscores the ongoing challenges in waste management. In this blog, we explore…

Welsh Workplaces: Introducing the New Recycling Segregation Regulations

Welsh Workplaces: Introducing the New Recycling Segregation Regulations   Introduction   In a harmonious stride towards sustainability, the Welsh Government is implementing a transformation in how they tackle commercial waste management. New regulations, set to become law on April 6, 2024, are taking center stage, compelling workplaces to separate recyclable materials, mirroring the conscientious habits…

Happy New Year from the Waste Experts team.

Happy New Year from the Waste Experts team.   Waste Experts would first of all like take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, suppliers and colleagues a Happy New Year 2024. Now that the holiday season has come to an end, the thought of accumulating more items in your business can make you…

Circular Economy: Defra’s Consultation on WEEE Regulations 2013 Reforms

Circular Economy: Defra’s Consultation on WEEE Regulations 2013 Reforms   Introduction:   In a significant stride toward a more sustainable future, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has recently unveiled its consultation on proposed reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations of 2013. As advocates for responsible waste management,…

Navigating the Waves of Change: How Waste Experts are Combatting Ocean Plastic Pollution 

The world’s oceans, once pristine and teeming with life, are now facing an unprecedented threat—plastic pollution. The detrimental impact of plastic waste on marine ecosystems has prompted a call to action from environmentalists, scientists, and waste management companies, such as Waste Experts. In this blog, we will explore the crucial role Waste Experts play in…

Single-Use Plastics Ban: A Global Leap to a Cleaner Future

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The Single-Use Plastics Ban: A Global Step Towards a Cleaner Future   As of 1st October 2023, the Single Use Plastics Ban in England has been extended further to include items such as plastic plates, cutlery, balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and containers. It follows a similar move by Scotland which came…

Stress Awareness Day: How Waste Experts Prioritise Employee Well-being.

National Stress Awareness Day: How Waste Experts Prioritise Employee Mental and Physical Health National Stress Awareness Day is an important reminder for all of us to pause and reflect on the impact of stress in our lives. Stress can manifest in various forms, from the demands of our personal lives to the pressures we face…

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