Waste

How the 4 Rs could beat our packaging problems

In a sensible world, the household products we buy would come in re-useable and/or refillable and/or returnable containers. Going for these 4 Rs – Refusing, Reusing, Reducing and Recycling – would help slow down the speed at which we’re filling our plastic recycling sacks and have a positive effect on our environment. Read more…


Milton Keynes waste resources

We are fortunate to have lots of good local examples to help us quit consuming single-use plastic in Milton Keynes. Here’s what happens to our waste…

MK Council’s Waste Recovery Park locates recycled items, and food and garden waste are composted into a low grade compost-like output. The non-recyclable items then go into an advanced thermal treatment which turns them into a fuel suitable to generate steam. This in turn drives a turbine, which creates electricity to feed into the national grid.