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 […]

Litter Police To Hit Ashford’s Streets

6 October 2016

Litter police will be on patrol in Ashford from 5th September in a bid to crackdown on members of the public who discard waste or allow their dogs to foul in the area. Ashford borough Council expects a “significant number” of £75 on-the-spot penalty fines to be issued over the 12 month trial period, but […]

Out With The Old, In With The New

4 October 2016

Equinox Recycling is pleased to announce that it has acquired a dustcart from leading refuse vehicle re-manufacturing company Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd. RVS specializes in revitalising used refuse vehicles, stripping them down and replacing or repairing defective parts to provide high quality ‘as new’ vehicles. Their engineering capabilities have allowed them to adapt, modernise and […]

Recycle Week 2016

3 October 2016

Recycle Week is part of the national Recycle Now initiative managed and funded by WRAP, an organisation that promotes resource sustainability, which is used by over 90 per cent of English local authorities. Now in its 13th year Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, with this year’s theme being ‘The Unusual Suspects’. The aim […]

UK’s First Waste Supermarket Opens

30 September 2016

The UK’s first food waste supermarket has opened in Leeds, selling surplus supermarket stock to local residents. Food waste campaigners from the Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) – who have already revolutionized the way we view food waste through their food banks and “pay-as-you-feel-cafes” –  have opened “the warehouse” in a bid to reduce the […]
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