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27th May 2011

The Wheelie Bin Lifecycle

Wheelie bins first started to appear on our streets in the early 80’s their introduction came about due to health and safety legislation updates to protect refuse collectors from carrying the old heavy metal dustbins and to also improve exposure to the ac...

05th April 2011

Biohazardous Waste Disposal - Every Individual's Responsibility

Biohazardous waste refers to infectious waste or biomedical waste containing infectious material or potentially infectious substances, like blood. Of special importance are sharp items like needles, blades, and pipettes that can cause injury while handlin...

10th February 2011

Why everyone should recycle mobile phones

Everyone should recycle mobile phones in order to save millions of tonnes of raw materials, according to a leading phone manufacturer. If more people chose to recycle a mobile, Nokia claims that almost 125,000 tonnes of raw materials could be saved fro...

17th January 2011

Sustainability During the Christmas Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, ‘tis also the season of huge piles of waste. Whenever the holiday season arrives, an additional 1 million tons of household waste is generated from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day. That’s 25% more than the usu...

22nd June 2010

User-centric Design: An Approach to Reducing Environmental Impact

With our developing understanding to the extent of the stresses that we are placing upon our planet, we are gradually increasing our efforts to tackle some of the issues that are concerned with the growing threat that is extreme climate change. Partic...

27th April 2010

Top 5 benefits of using renewable alternative energy

The use of renewable alternative energy has been getting increased impetus from all quarters, what with the impending danger of exhausting reserves of coal, oil, petrol and other non-renewable sources of energy. Until some years back, the use of renewa...

15th October 2009

5 Tips To Improve Green Living

It's time to start thinking more about preserving our planet's health. We all know how global warming effects our environment, our life and our health. Every year, global temperatures rises, caused by the buildup of carbon dioxide and the emission of o...

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