The Potting Shed Langley

17 December 2016

Today, we wanted to let you know about The Potting Shed in Langley, which opened its doors to the public on the 19th November following months of renovation work and a major investment by Elite Pubs. The opening of The Potting Shed brings Elite’s portfolio of pubs to seven across Kent and Sussex. Equinox Recycling […]

Only One Third Of All Plastic Packaging Is Being Recycled

9 December 2016

According to new research, only one third of all plastic packaging used for consumer products is recycled each year, with the remaining two thirds being sent to landfill or incineration. Only 500,000 tonnes of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste manufactured every year is being recycled as intended, according to the figures compiled by […]

Equinox Recycling Supports Marden Russets Hockey Club

8 December 2016

At Equinox Recycling, we believe we have an important role to play in supporting local communities, as well as the environment. We actively get involved in local causes that are important to us and have recently extended our support to Marden Russets Hockey Club. Although our main depot is based in Tonbridge, Marden is where […]

Ashford Borough Council Warns Residents Over Contaminated Waste

11 November 2016

Ashford Borough Council is cracking down on contaminated waste and has warned residents that recycling bins will not be collected if incorrect items are placed inside. A similar crackdown last year saw residents make significant improvements to their recycling habits, but standards have reportedly slipped and a substantial number of waste loads are being rejected […]

Tunbridge Wells HWRC Remains Closed After Fire

10 November 2016

Tunbridge Wells (North Farm) Household Waste Recycling Centre remains closed after a fire broke out in its bulky waste bay last week.   Gigantic flames ripped through the building on the morning of 22nd October, where three fire engines battled to put out a 200 square metre area of burning carpets and mattresses. Kent Fire […]

Tesco Customers Have Saved Over 1.5BN On Plastic Bags

1 November 2016

Since the introduction of the 5p levy charge on single-use plastic carrier bags last October, Tesco customers have saved over 1.5bn plastic carrier bags in England.   The government’s 5p levy charge was introduced in England on 5th October 2015, with the aim of reducing the use of single-use plastic carrier bags, and the litter […]

Lidl UK Announces Plans To Ban The Sale Of Single Use Carrier Bags

31 October 2016

Lidl UK has announced its plans to ban the sale of single-use plastic carrier bags across all stores in England, Wales and Scotland from 1st July 2017. Under the new initiative, the German discount supermarket chain aims to prevent the sale of approximately 63 million plastic bags per year – the equivalent of 760 tonnes […]

Bin It For Good Campaign Reduces Street Litter By 30%

30 October 2016

Following the success of five waste reduction trials across the UK – in which litter levels were reduced by 30% – Keep Britain Tidy and The Wrigley Company have extended their “Bin It For Good” scheme to four extra regions.   Pilots of the “Bin It For Good” scheme, which encourages people to place litter […]

Go Green At Halloween

29 October 2016

Halloween will soon be upon us, so today we’re sharing some of our top tips on going green and maximising recycling at Halloween!   Carving pumpkins? Don’t forget that the pumpkin flesh can be used to make some tasty treats like Pumpkin and Coriander Soup, Pumpkin Ravioli and Roast Pumpkin Lasagne. All of these recipes […]

30% Of Younger Generation Confused By Recycling Information

7 October 2016

According to a recent survey, 3 in 10 people don’t recycle as much as they could at home, with 38% citing confusing information on packaging or from councils as the reason. The results showed a spike among the younger generation, with 57% of 16-34 year olds admitting to not recycling as much as they should […]
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