Following the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance (CCOA) meeting, on 15 April 2018, the UK have announced an astounding £61.4m to fund waste projects.
News, Knowledge and Updates
Nowadays, we are all much more environmentally aware and Christmas time bares no exception. With all the different types of materials used to make products and product packaging, it is more and more difficult to know what the right things to put in the recycling bin are.
At Christmas time, there is substantially more waste, so here’s a guide with the top tips for recycling, this Christmas.
CS Recycling has been celebrating its birthday recently.
About our company:
Our company was founded 80 years ago, as Chas Storer Ltd, and now trades as CS Recycling. We still collect paper and cardboard from businesses and organisations just like in 1937, but now we work across the entirety of South East of England. In recent years, we have also started collecting polythene plastics for recycling.
Why we're proud:
We're proud that we have been a family business and family run for the entirety of our establishment. With the 5th Generation of the Curtis family working in the business, we like to think it's a family business success story.
Our Managing Director, Craig Curtis, is renowned in the recycling industry and sits as a board member of The Recycling Association trade body.
This year alone we have been extremely active in our community, supporting up-and-coming local businesses through the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2017, and sponsoring Potters Bar District Under 11s.
We are looking forward to the future of CS Recycling - providing an increasingly efficient and reliable service and working more and more with our community.
Comments from our Managing Director, Craig Curtis:
“People may think that recycling is an activity that we have only been doing in recent years, but we have been doing it for 80 years now.
“It’s been an exciting past couple of years. Last year we celebrated our 50th anniversary at our Potters Bar site, and this year we are celebrating our 80th Birthday.”
“As a proud local resident and owner of a local business, I want to ensure that we continue to work with local companies and our councils to recycle even more than before. Otherwise, we end up throwing away valuable materials that end up in landfill or energy from waste plants. It is much better for the environment in Hertfordshire if we recycle materials and give them a new life as a new product.”
CS Shredding Manager, Simon Cassar, will be riding in a London to Cambridge bike ride to help raise funds for his nephew.
Elliott, known as Elmo, was born six weeks prematurely and initially appeared perfectly healthy. However, due to his blood sugars falling dangerously low in the hours after birth, he suffered a brain injury. He spent the first month of his life in intensive care, and due to his poor muscle tone, he subsequently spent many months in and out of intensive care having to be ventilated due to severe respiratory infections. Many times, in his first year, it seemed like he would not survive, but he has fought to make it through to his first birthday. However, he now suffers from cortical visual impairment, delayed development and has very low muscle tone.
Our local under-11 football team scored success at the 43rd PwC Jersey Primary Football Festival in April.
Potters Bar District Football Club Under-11s attended the 43rd PwC Jersey Primary Football Festival representing the area in an 18-team tournament; containing teams from Jersey, Gloucester, Plymouth, St Albans and others.
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Aimed at large Warehouses, Distribution Centres and Waste Transfer Stations there is a way to maximise the rebated value of your baled cardboard, paper and LDPE (polythene) plastic.
Covering the Northern Home Counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, CS Recycling has the perfect collection solution for your companies recycling needs.
Whether recycling paper, cardboard or plastic. We have a fleet of vehicles ranging from our Roll On Roll Off Service for open top containers or packer bins, Dustcarts and Self Load Moffett lorries to Curtain Siders and smaller tail lift vehicles, tailor made services to help make it easy for types of business to recycle their waste.
Weight is a key factor in many business sectors and the recycling industry is no exception.
In all commercial applications where products are sold by weight it is a legal requirement that weighing equipment must be verified as ‘legal for trade’ or ‘trade approved’.
This means that the equipment in our case ‘the weighbridge’ has undergone a stringent set of tests to ensure it is sufficiently accurate and fit for purpose.
As we all know nothing in life is for free and this also applies to cardboard waste collections. There are a number of ways you can get your cardboard collected for recycling.
Covering North London and the Home Counties of; Middlesex, Herts, Beds, Bucks and Essex. CS recycling is the right choice for your plastic, paper and cardboard recycling collections.
40 Yard Roll on Roll off Cardboard and Paper Recycling Collections
Known by a couple of names, such as 40 yard roll off to RoRo skips and containers these commercial recycling bins are one of the best ways of collecting large volumes of paper and cardboard for recycling.
Weights and collections
The maximum weight for our open top RoRo collections is 10 tonnes. This is not a problem when packing with Cardboard, as a well packed container can reach a capacity of around 4 tonnes. With paper it is possible to exceed 10 tonnes if packed with flat sheets or palletised paper.
THIS POSTION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED
CS Recycling are currently looking for a full time driver to work at their Potters Bar depot in Hertfordshire.
- License to drive a 7.5 tonne lorry
- Over 25 years of age and holding a UK driving license for 2 years
- The candidate will be CRB checked.
- Hours 6.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Starting salary £400 per week
CS Recycling's truck mounted forklift ensures FASTER, SAFER and more COST EFFECTIVE collections without disruption to your business.
Your Key Benefits
- Self Loading to help free up your staff
- Fully Qualified Drivers & Operators
- Collection of bales without pallets
- Regular pick-ups to help with your storage space
- Competitive rates paid for wire tied mill size bales
- Average 30 bale load capacity
- No disruption to your business
These days most people realize that out of date and used computers will not go to landfill. But did you know there are lots of companies willing to take them off your hands, along with people willing to refurbish them for people who cannot afford to buy new.
One such service provider is PCD Computer Recycling their website is www.computerrecycling.co.uk Not only will they collect for free, they will also provide you with free certification stating the data has been wiped and the environmental disposal of any hardware. At the other end of the spectrum you have computer companies like Dell offering customers old for new recycling when purchasing new computers, along with printer cartridges and laptop batteries.
Under existing EU legislation it became mandatory from January 2015 for companies from all member states to collect waste paper, metal, plastic and glass must be done by separate collection and they must ensure the waste that has been separately collected is not mixed with other materials of different properties.
This requirement applies to the commercial waste sector, for collection of commercial and industrial waste.
We all know how important it is to recycle waste products within the home environment. Why doesn't this transfer so well to the workplace. The following guide is to help companies set up and create a recycling culture within the workplace.
Maybe the first question to ask is, as a business why should we recycle in the first place? Well the truth is it makes good business sense.
In the UK we recycle over 78% of our paper and have already exceeded the European Declaration on Paper Recycling for 2011 to 2015. As a nation, we use over 12.5 million tonnes of paper each year.
In 2008, a study showed that 11 million tonnes of CO2 was avoided by recycling paper. This equates to taking 3.5 million cars of the road.
What is recycling?
Recycling is when we re-use products, packaging and food that we no longer need. It is then turned into something new or recycled into energy.
The reason why we recycle is to reduce our use of new raw materials, which cost a lot of money to produce. By recycling our waste we are helping to reduce our carbon footprint, as we use less energy and raw materials to produce more products.
Compared with other waste streams such as paper, cardboard or metals, the rate of plastics recovered for recycling is very low. It is estimated only around 8 % is recycled resulting in 92 % of all plastic waste heading to landfill.
Most companies & businesses receive goods or send out goods on pallets covered in LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) more commonly known as ‘cling film’, ‘pallet wrap’ or ‘shrink wrap’ plastic. It is the most common type of plastic used by UK manufacturers.
This type of plastic, like all others take many years to decompose in landfill sites when in fact it is widely recycled and CS Recycling can help advise you how best to do this.
Some statistics about schools first, courtesy of ‘The Department for Education’.
There are over 24,000 schools in England alone with over 8.2 million students. This is a huge number when you consider that paper is the main recyclable material generated by schools, accounting for at least 25% of total waste, followed by cardboard packaging from canteens and equipment supplies.
Most schools currently spend between £ 300 and £ 1000 on waste disposal each year depending on size and produce a minimum of 1 tonne of waste per term. This bill could be reduced if you recycled your paper and cardboard.
How to Identify Different Types of Plastic
Types of plastic are identified by different symbols. The codes are agreed internationally in order to provide clarity on the chemical makeup of each plastic substrate and determines the grading for recycling of these substrates.
Should the UK reintroduce deposits on glass bottles and go a step further to include deposits on plastic bottles and cans?
Currently there is a campaign running in the Netherlands to maintain the refundable deposit on glass bottles and even expanding this to include plastic and cans.
Known as one of the fore runners and core recycling countries in Europe, the Dutch Parliament is currently discussing a move to abolish it.
Scandinavian countries have refundable deposits on cans, Belgium on large plastic bottles and in Germany on both cans and plastic bottles.
Plastic waste remains a large problem for Europe and beyond.
At CS Recycling we offer a full range of recycling services tailored to your individual requirements.
We help printing organisations across North London and Home Counties recycle their waste paper and cardboard quickly, safely whilst observing current legislation.
We know the price you get for your recycled material is a defining factor when considering a change in supplier however this is not the only consideration.
Running a business generates recyclable waste that must be disposed of in the correct way.
Separating materials into bins is one method or alternatively you can compact your recyclables into a baler.
There are two basic types of balers, a vertical baler is sufficient in most cases or horizontal balers for very high volumes of material.
You will want to make sure to choose the right one for you based on the waste type and volume you will be handling Cardboard, Paper or Plastic.
SOURCE: WRAP Gate Fees Report 2017
It’s becoming more and more important to recycle… For financial reasons, if nothing else.
Photography copyright: ALAMY
The Recycling Association was recently asked by the BBC to identify products that are difficult to recycle. The Association highlighted the iconic Pringles container, which incorporates a mix of materials that are difficult to separate, and Lucozade Sport bottles, which have a branding jacket that is unrecyclable and difficult to remove from the bottle.
Photography copyright: PrestonScenery, Pinterest
Everyone needs to do their bit to crack down on fly-tipping. It’s important that Hertsmere Borough Council, local businesses and the local community should unite to prevent fly-tipping from increasing in the area.
As CS Recycling are a part of the Recycling Association, we attended the first Quality First Conference. This comprised of a full day of speakers; starting with a keynote by Recycling Association President, Adrian Jackson. The day included notable speakers such as Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca Cola and Kevin Vyse, Head of Packaging Innovation Technology at Marks and Spencer.
The Quality First Conference was the first of its kind since the creation of the Quality First Scheme. The scheme aims to raise awareness of the need for the UK to improve the quality of its recyclable materials.
Photography copyright: Overflo
As international suppliers of recyclates, CS Recycling see the significance of the new National Sword regulations that have been recently announced. This shows, now more than ever, the importance of the Quality First program led by The UK Recycling Association. It’s a call to action for all participants of the recycling supply chain; from packaging designers to manufacturers to reprocessors such as ourselves.
Source: EA, Waste management 2015 in England report summary
Proceeding the release of the annual waste management report for England, by the Environment Agency, we have noticed some significant trends among waste management.
At CS Recycling we believe the need for plastic recycling is very important as illustrated by recent articles we published in our ‘News’ section.
The ‘Plastic Island’ has had a lot of press coverage recently and for those who may have missed we would like to repeat some of the basic facts.
In the Pacific Ocean there is a phenomenon known as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’, ‘Floating Plastic Island’ or simply ‘Garbage Island’.
Although it sits between Japan and Hawaii the waste comes from Asia, Canada and the US.
Worldwide 100 million tonnes of plastic is produced annually, 10% of which ends up in the sea, emanating from platforms, ships or blown from land.
This week we are featuring work by the artist Ptolemy Elrington.
Born in the South of England and growing up in the North, Ptolemy studied Art and Design at Bradford and Ilkley Community College during the mid-eighties. His sculptures are of natural forms and are created from recycled plastic hubcaps.
His work has been commissioned by the likes of DEFRA, The Eden Project, The Environment Agency and the R.S.P.B.
Ptolemy has also made TV appearances on Richard and Judy and Blue Peter.