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De Montfort Hall

Our litter pickers have recently worked at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.

Spread over two weekends, Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th August and Friday 23rd – Monday 26th August, our team of dedicated individuals worked a total of 52.5 hours. They ensured the area was tidy and safe for the guests who attended the Gigs In The Gardens event. Both before, during and after each day.

 

 

 

 

 

The event had something for everyone, from Kaiser Chiefs, to Groove Armada, to Years & Years, the Bardi Symphony Orchestra and many more. Some of our team members even managed to get a few selfies with the acts while there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t matter what kind of event or function you are hosting, we have got your litter pickers sorted. Here at Flame UK, we don’t use agency workers; the company employs all of our litter pickers.

Watch this space for more updates on what exciting events our litter pickers will be attending.

Did you go to the Gigs In The Gardens event? We’d love to see your photos. Make sure you give us a follow and tag us in your pictures from the event.

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Can you identify your plastics?

We have a new resource on our website.

The Plastic Resin Identification Code

Do you know the 7 Plastic Resin Identification Codes?

You may have already noticed the little triangles on your plastic packages, but do you know what they mean? Most people think it just means that the item is recyclable, but this is not the case. Inside those triangles are numbers. 1 – 6  represent the type of plastic that has been used. And number 7 is then a general one which is when the plastic has been lumped together. We have created this Plastic Resin Identification Code chart so that you can quickly identify the plastics you are using.

You can download the chart here and use it and educate other people. Why not test your colleagues to see if they know what plastic their water bottle is made from?

We will be explaining this chart in more detail for you, so watch this space.

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Food for Thought.

What happens to your food waste?

Each year the UK Produces approximately 20 million tonnes of food waste. An even more shocking statistic shows that more than 50% of this is still suitable for consumption. That is enough to feed around 30 million average UK Citizens per year. Just with the food that we throw away!

You may think that sending your food waste to landfill is a sustainable option. It is a biodegradable product, and that would make sense, right? Wrong! Once tipped in a landfill it is surrounded by nonorganic material, making it impossible to break down. On top of that, food waste releases methane gas, which is 20 times more powerful than Co2, contributing immensely to climate change. It is incredibly worrying to think that around 20% of solid waste in landfill is food waste product.

Landfill waste

What can you do?

The good news is that it is easy for you to do your bit in making a difference to not just the planet but your pocket too.

Crabs

Crabs shells

Have you ever considered the materials that are reuseable through food waste? For example, crabs. Crab shells can be reprocessed and turned in to Chitin. A plastic-type material which could, in the near future, replace plastic packaging and products.

Have you ever considered how dyes and colourants are created? Certain food types can be reused to produce colourings and flavourings, which diverts them from landfill.

 

 

The options are forever changing and evolving while we continually look for innovation within our sector and out of the box ideas for diverting your waste from landfill.

 

 

 

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Do my Controlled Drugs need Denaturing?

Unwanted or out of date controlled drugs need to be denatured. This must be before they are destroyed so that they cannot be recovered, reused or retrieved.

Pills in daily pill organiser

Pill organiser

What is controlled drugs denaturing?

Denaturing is when the controlled drugs are mixed with a binding matrix to make them unrecoverable.

 

 

 

 

 

Before out of date drugs are placed in a pharmaceutical bin, they must be denatured. The Sewage system isn’t an option. 

Here at Flame UK, we offer Controlled Drugs Denaturing Kits. So you can make sure your controlled medicines can’t be retrieved and are infit for further use until they are destroyed entirely via incineration. If you are responsible for Health Centres, Surgeries, Hospitals, Veterinary Clinics or Pharmacies, the importance of the correct management of controlled medicines is paramount to your business under the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001.

Blue stethoscope

Stethoscope

Our Denaturing Kits are simple to use and ensure your compliance, available in a variety of sizes from 250ml to 4L; we have the solution for your premises.

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Beach filled with man made rubbish

Tips and Tricks to recycling – small steps to saving our planet.

 

 

You see the news reports, you read about it online, you see the effects we have on our planet.

Now, how can we help save it? Well, in this blog we’re going to give you a few of our favourite tips and tricks to recycling.

 

 

Paper Stack

Paper Stack – image credit to products.ricoh.com.au

 

 

 

One straightforward method is to reduce the amount of paper which you use. You can make use of both sides of the paper, most printers now days will come with the option to print on both sides, halving the amount of paper which you use. Imagine how much paper would be saved if everyone started doing this!

 

Different fruit juices

Fruit juices – image credit to www.medicalnewstoday.com

How about trying to make your fruit juices and smoothies instead of buying cartons and bottles? We think this is a great idea. You could even go the extra mile and purchase the fruit from your local market, which will really reduce the amount of plastic you’re using.

 

 

 

Different colour lunch boxes

Tin lunch boxes – image credit to www.aliexpress.com

 

 

 

Another one is to switch to a “litter-less lunch.” Now I know what you’re thinking, how is that possible? Small things such as not using plastic or paper bags to take your lunch into work. Instead, invest in a plastic or tin lunch box. You can also buy a refillable water bottle instead of buying lots of bottled water.

 

 

Reusable coffee cup

Reusable coffee cup – image credit to www.pengalaman.co

 

This brings us onto another tip, instead of buying lots of coffee cups from places like Costa or Starbucks, buy one of their reusable cups. Did you know you can also upcycle your coffee cups into other useful items, such as a makeup brush or pen holder. Just clean and redecorate the cup! For more cool upcycling ideas, check out our blog: How to upcycle. You can also give up plastic bottled water by buying a reusable water bottle!

 

 

Did you know you can recycle water too? Well, you do now! For example, if you have boiled some pasta in a pot, use it to water your plants instead of just throwing it away. Wait until it has cooled down first though of course!

Check out this cool upcycled old table, turned into a plant bed:

Upcycled plant bed

Upcycled plant bed – image credit to savvygardening.com

 

 

Say no to plastic bags at the supermarket and invest in reusable shopping bags. They’re relatively easy to get a hold of and in addition to saving the environment, can save you money even if it is just 5p per plastic bag.

Different colour reusable shopping bags

Shopping bags – image credit to www.dhgate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any examples of some recycling you’ve done yourself? Make sure you post it on your social media and tag us, our accounts are below. We’d love to hear your tips and tricks!

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How big is your bin?

Want to know the exact dimensions of Wheelie Bins, Skips and Front End Loaders?

You could just stand next to it and see or you could check out our handy guides.

You can even download these useful guides from our resources page.