The 7 most common metals that can be recycled

Metal recycling involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal from end-of-life products or structures, as well as from manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of new goods. This may involve a number of steps such as identifying, recovering, refining and reclaiming precious or non-precious metals. Why refining and recovering metals …

Why hazardous waste disposal can be a problem

Hazardous waste poses substantial or potential threats to the public health and the environment. It does not necessarily mean there is an immediate risk to human health, although with some waste this can happen. Characteristic hazardous wastes are materials that are known or tested to exhibit one or more of the following four traits: • ignitability • reactivity • corrosivity …

Hazardous Waste In England And Wales

Who Regulates Hazardous Waste In England & Scotland? Hazardous waste and its disposal in England & Wales are controlled by the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, governing all businesses who want to dispose of hazardous waste in these countries.   These regulations were brought in to replace the old Special Waste Regulations of 1996 and are enforced by the Environment Agency …

The Three 3 R’s … Plus A Few More Tips

What Do We Have Here? At All Waste Matters, we like to think we’re dab hands by now when it comes to figuring out what to do with waste and unwanted items.   However, simply recycling them isn’t always the best solution.   Indeed, much of the waste that’s being created in your household on a daily basis could probably …

New Waste Crime Sentencing Guidelines & Legislation 2014

Don’t Do The Crime… It (Really) Ain’t Worth The Time!     Here at All Waste Matters, we’ve seen some pretty radical changes to waste management and recycling legislation during the 30 or so years that we’ve been servicing businesses all over the UK.   In that sense, we are the wisened old owl perched on the legislation branch, anticipating …

One Man’s Rubbish Is Another Man’s Gold

(Quite Literally In This Case!) For over 20 years Africa has been the illegal dumping ground for millions of tonnes of exported Electronic Waste and with a further increase predicted of over 30% in the next 4 years this is an ever growing problem.   However a soon to start up South African company with the help from UK based …

Climate Week – March 2011

All Waste Matters are pleased to be showcasing our green credentials with the BigGreenBus at the very first UK Climate Week. The UK’s first Climate Week will take place in March with the aim of enhancing society’s approach to combating climate change by creating an unprecedented opportunity for individuals and organisations to share ideas, forge new collaborations, motivate their peers …