Recipe for Waste Reduction

posted 05.09.2013

As part of Zero Waste week we are exploring the problem of food wastage, following on from us highlighting the problem of food waste we now look at solutions which have gone towards tackling food waste, first up it?s the turn of the restaurants. It is estimated that restaurants produce around 600,000 tonnes of food waste every year and it could be costing individual restaurants up to £200,000 ...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

Food for Thought…

posted 04.09.2013

One of the primary focuses of this years Zero Waste Week is food waste, so here at Recipro we thought we would bring you some very interesting food waste facts to chew over. UK The average household disposes of approximately £480 worth of food each year UK households dispose of a huge 7.2 million tonnes of food every year That?s 50% of all food waste in the UK More than half of food  and d...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

From Waste to Resource

posted 04.09.2013

At Recipro we are committed to turning what some deem to be waste (surplus and second hand) materials into a resource that can benefit local communities as well as the third sector. With zero waste week currently happening we have also enjoyed doing upcycling projects by using surplus materials to create display stands for our ReciproCity Wirral stock, our most ambitious upcyling project to date h...

Category: environment, general, Our News, Paul Jones

Reuse in action at Community Repaint Wirral

posted 20.08.2013

With the addition of Community Repaint Wirral at ReciproCity Wirral we were a little scarce on storage space at ReciproCity Wirral. The Recipro Team put their heads together to upcycle the surplus building materials we have available to create display stands for our new stock. Using surplus materials we were able to create a worktop and under counter storage and display unit using one board of ...

Category: community, environment, general, Our News, Third Sector

Furniture Village target Community Reuse

posted 19.08.2013

Furniture Village has celebrated achieving zero waste to landfill but will not be resting on their laurels as they target greater reuse in an attempt to push its waste activities up the waste hierarchy. All sites are now achieving zero waste, diverting an estimated 2,500 tonnes of material away from landfill each year. However, the retail chain have pledged that this is just a milestone and they ...

Category: environment, Third Sector

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