Energy efficient and money saving Christmas tips

Lower your carbon footprint and save a few pennies with these green Christmas tips.  Get a real Christmas tree Millions of real Christmas trees are bought each year in the UK. According to the Carbon Trust, a real Christmas tree has a significantly lower carbon footprint than an artificial tree, especially if it is disposed Continue Reading »

Two thirds of all consumer plastic packaging still sent to landfill or incineration says report

The rate of recycling for plastic packaging remains below the national average for all household waste. Lack of consumer knowledge and facilities are holding it back. Two thirds of all plastic packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third being recycled, according to a Continue Reading »

Why we should all dispose of waste properly and the dire consequences if we don’t

Polluted groundwater, damage to wildlife and harmful greenhouse gas emissions are just some of the results of improper waste management. As a leading recycling and waste management company, our day-to-day work is focused on managing technical and hazardous waste in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. But we have also witnessed first-hand the damage Continue Reading »

Five ways you can save energy this winter

There’s no denying that winter is on its way. With the temperature is falling and the clocks have gone back, we are now experiencing colder and longer nights. All this means we will be spending more time inside, and using more energy to light and heat the home. There are, however, a number of simple measures Continue Reading »

Is this the solution to the blight of cigarette butt littering?

Our concern for the environment does not just end with the safe disposal of commercial materials. In our view, protection of the environment and sustainable living is a mindset that extends to every facet of life – and one area where we as a society can improve is in the amount of litter we cause. One Continue Reading »

UK Statistics on Waste – infographic

Recycling is important and we may be better at it than you think. The majority of recycling done in the United Kingdom is done by statutory authorities although commercial and industrial waste is mainly processed by private companies just like us.  We have had a look at some key UK statistics on waste and recycling; click Continue Reading »

Five ways you can reduce food waste

Here at Albany we are interested in how as a society we can live sustainably. One area where we can all improve is reducing food waste in our homes. Reports show Britons throw away 4.2 million tonnes of edible food every year. This equates to six meals a week for every household. Shop smart Being Continue Reading »

How recycled metal is used

Compared to using new metal, recycling metal products lowers production costs significantly and is much better for the environment. According to trade association, the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), recycling metal also helps the UK economy. It says that last year, 10 million tonnes of metal was recycled in the UK. As the UK produces Continue Reading »

Seven ways we can reduce water waste

Reducing water waste is important because treating it is costly and overuse of water impacts the environment. Using water wisely will minimise the effects of a water shortage and help safeguard water supplies for future generations. According to the Consumer Council for Water, the average UK household of four people uses over 400 litres of Continue Reading »

Why we should all be recycling batteries

It’s easy to throw used batteries into the bin when we are not thinking. By their very nature – these small, disposable objects found in remote controls, cameras and children’s games are made to be dumped. But when it comes to jettisoning batteries of any kind – we should all be recycling them, by placing Continue Reading »

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