Interview: How We’re Making Our School Greener

By |2021-05-24T11:18:34+00:00March 10, 2010|Energy Saving & Recycling|

As greater importance is placed on the environment, more and more schools are educating children in a practical way by getting them actively involved in green initiatives. One such school is Brunswick Primary in Sheffield which was recently announced winner of the 2009 Sheffield Telegraph Environment Awards. We caught up [...]

Recycling Plastic Wrappings

By |2021-05-24T11:18:37+00:00November 6, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

One of the most ubiquitous of packaging forms in the UK today has to be plastic wrappings. Love it or hate it, plastic is cheap, convenient, lightweight, durable and flexible. In fact it’s grown in popularity so much that today we’re using 20 times more than we did in the [...]

Recycling PVC Packaging

By |2021-05-24T11:18:37+00:00November 6, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

PVC has received its fair share of controversy. The chemicals added to it to make it supple have drawn a huge amount of attention from environmentalists as being carcinogens and endocrine disrupters and the sheer volume of plastics filling our landfill sites has long been a cause for concern. The [...]

Making your Home more Environmentally Friendly

By |2021-05-24T11:18:37+00:00November 6, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

Making your home more environmentally friendly may conjure up ideas of installing solar panels, compost toilets, and wind turbines. But there are many simple and practical steps you can take which don’t involve making any drastic changes to your lifestyle – or wearing a hair shirt! Read on, to find [...]

Recycling Glass Explained

By |2021-05-24T11:18:37+00:00November 5, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

Glass is one of the most versatile and economical of packaging materials when it comes to its recycling credentials. So why does so much still go to landfill? Glass History Glass has been used for thousands of years, with the Egyptians mastering the technology of making glass objects at least [...]

Energy Saving Light Bulbs

By |2021-05-24T11:18:38+00:00November 4, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

With electricity prices going up and the credit crunch beginning to bite; we could all do with saving a bit of money somehow. And one extremely simple way to do just that is to replace existing light bulbs with energy saving ones. What Are Energy Saving Light Bulbs? Energy saving [...]

All About Oil-Fired Heating

By |2021-05-24T11:18:38+00:00November 3, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

In some parts of the country, usually where properties are a little more isolated, houses are not connected to mains gas. In these cases, the best option for heating the home is often oil-fired central heating. Oil and Greenhouse Gases Contrary to popular believe, oil heating does not have to [...]

The Importance of Insulating Your Loft

By |2021-05-24T11:18:38+00:00October 31, 2008|Energy Saving & Recycling|

With the cost of heating bills going up and up, if you haven’t already insulated your loft, now is the time to do so. Read on to find out more. Hot Air Rises Much of the heat from your home will escape via the roof without adequate insulation in your [...]

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