News from QCR and the waste & recycling industry

The waste and recycling industry is always changing. Here you will find news from the waste industry and the latest news from QCR

Can Your Business Make Money From Cardboard?

22nd February 2022

If your business produces a constant stream of cardboard, you may be surprised to learn that you could start making a profit from your waste.
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How Much Commercial Waste is Actually Recycled in the UK?

20th May 2022

Ever wondered how much waste is recycled in the UK? This article explores the ins and outs of the UK's recycling system. Read more recycling insights at QCR.
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Britain's Plastic: Where Does It Go?

8th April 2022

We have all become aware of the crisis that the planet is facing and the importance of preserving the earth’s natural balance. A big part of this crisis is related to the amount of waste that is produced which cannot be recycled, and a great deal of this waste is plastic waste.
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Can Recycling Save My Business Money?

27th March 2022

There are many reasons why it is beneficial for businesses to look closely at their green credentials. Of course, being as eco-friendly as possible is the right thing to do in terms of looking after the planet, but it also can be a great way to attract new customers, and it supports your business’s reputation.
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How Much Cardboard Waste is Produced Each Year in the UK?

3rd March 2022

More than 12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used every year in the UK and this is expected to rise, largely due to internet purchases. We need to act now, before it's too late.
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Surprising Facts about Recycling

3rd March 2022

We're all becoming aware of the fact that every choice we make has a profound impact on the environment. We’re thinking twice before we purchase a new car, checking the energy rating on our electronic equipment or installing solar panels.
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The 5 Best Countries in the World for Recycling - How the UK can catch up?

3rd March 2022

Global warming is having a severe impact on our planet and governments around the world have set ambitious carbon reduction targets. Statistics by the World Bank Group show that the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of waste each year and this is expected to reach 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050.
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Benefits Of SMEs Using Recycling Equipment

23rd December 2021

In addition to the obvious benefits of recycling to the planet, it can also be very beneficial to SMEs for several reasons. Learn more.
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What Happens to Commercial Recycling After It Is Collected?

20th December 2021

So, you have decided that you want to recycle as much of your commercial waste as you can. What happens to it after it has been collected?
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Baler Vs. Compactor: Which One Is Right for You and Your Business?

16th December 2021

Ensuring that your commercial waste is disposed of properly is important for a business for many reasons. Learn more about balers and compactors.
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The History of Can Recycling

12th December 2021

It is perhaps time that we built on the progress that we have already made in can recycling, and look for other ways that we can improve it.
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Cardboard Baler: Rental or Purchase?

8th December 2021

There are several reasons why a cardboard baler can be a great option for your business if you produce an amount of cardboard waste. Learn more.
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The Ultimate Guide to Waste Management in 2022

4th December 2021

There are several aspects to the management of your waste that you need to think about as a business. Learn more.
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How To Clean and Maintain a Cardboard Shredder

18th November 2021

Has your company recently invested in a cardboard shredder? It’s certainly a great idea to do so. This cost-effective asset brings many benefits to a business.
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Everything You Need To Know About Electronic Waste Recycling

18th November 2021

Electronics aren’t made to last a lifetime. They often break down and, even if they don’t, we’re all guilty of upgrading unnecessarily from time to time.
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What are the different types of waste compactors?

23rd August 2021

Are you considering renting a waste compactor? There are many obvious benefits to doing so; the right waste management system can help you cut operational costs, for example. It can also ensure better hygiene onsite and increase your available space.
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Maintenance tips for your commercial can crusher

5th August 2021

Commercial industries often benefit from the use of can crushers. They reduce the expense involved in waste removal by minimising the size of the waste. This has the added advantages of saving space and making the workplace safer to navigate. If your workplace needs one but you’re worried about maintenance, don’t be! This equipment requires minimal and manageable upkeep. Read on to find out more.
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Can you compact polystyrene?

23rd July 2021

Polystyrene is such a versatile material. You undoubtedly come across it in a range of different formats every single day. If you have a waste compactor, you may have wondered whether it’s possible to use it to compact polystyrene. The answer is yes, and there are considerable financial incentives to doing so. Read on to learn more about this plastic and its profit potential.
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How do you prepare cardboard for recycling?

8th July 2021

Looking to improve and expand on your recycling habits? Don’t forget cardboard, then! This commonly used material is especially prominent in industrial environments, so it’s vital that your business recycles it wherever possible.
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How Much Energy Does Recycling Save?

30th June 2021

Whether you’re trying to be more eco-conscious at home or in your business, you’ve probably wondered how much of a difference recycling really makes. Recycling certainly reduces the amount of waste ending up in landfill, and encourages people to reuse valuable resources.
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