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Human skull bones tops the list of the 10 weirdest things thrown out when moving home

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In an era where ‘being green’ matters more with every passing month, the British population is increasingly being encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle ‘waste’.

But are there some things you might be a little keener to get rid of?

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World Heritage site Fountains Abbey boosts recycling capabilities

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Renowned tourist attraction Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal has boosted its recycling process with the investment in a waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery.

The RWM75 machine is now being used to assist the team in the everyday baling of large volumes of cardboard waste, from across all areas of the 674-acre historic estate. The bales are then collected for recycling by the organisation’s waste contractor, Biffa.

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Tidy Planet ships bespoke composter to island in Paris’s River Seine

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Organic waste expert Tidy Planet has expanded its globally-acclaimed range of Rocket Composters, with the creation of the B1400 – a machine specially-commissioned for its French distributor, Les Alchimistes’ large-scale composting project in the middle of the River Seine.

The French social enterprise is dedicated to increasing the value of food wastes on a localised and social scale – with community reintegration at the heart of its projects – collecting this waste stream, by bicycle, from supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels from across the French capital.

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Scottish college rockets food waste recycling rates with second on-site composter

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Dundee and Angus College has invested in a second of Tidy Planet’s Rocket Composters for its Arbroath Campus, after successfully composting over 70 tonnes of food waste in the last three years at its Kingsway site.

The College itself spans three campuses – Kingsway, Gardyne and Arbroath – and began its sustainability journey in 2015 when it switched to Vegware compostable catering consumables, in an effort to reduce single-use plastics. This packaging shift drove the College to seek technology that would allow it to introduce a self-directed and closed-loop food waste management solution.

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Furniture manufacturer invests in Riverside baler

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Eximious Furniture Limited has invested in a new RWM75 waste baler to tackle the amount of waste it produces daily.

Handling three different material streams – cardboard, plastic and metal paint tins – this vertical compact baling press from Riverside Waste Machinery is significantly reducing the volume of unwanted packaging held in the company’s 1700 sq.m factory.

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