All of a sudden it seems like plastic has become a huge problem. Despite the fact that plastic pollution has been ongoing for decades. Following the recent discovery of a plastic eating enzyme, a mass move against the use of plastic straws and rumors of a bottle return scheme, more large-scale companies have signed up …..
In the same week that scientists have discovered an enzyme that eats plastic, the UK is now expecting to be hit by a complete wipe-out of plastic straws and cotton buds. Nearly 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away every year, and i’m sure you’ve all seen the images and videos available online showing the …..
Remanufacturing is one way of reducing our overwhelming need for new plastic to be made, thus reducing the amount of plastic that is recycled and sent to landfills, or thrown away into the sea. But what if we could actually make the plastic disappear without putting it in the ground or chucking it into the …..
The tension just keeps building between Russia and the United States, creating fears of nuclear strikes. In fact it has been reported that the UK Government is now working on a new nuclear alert system to prepare the country for the horror of a nuclear war. So here’s what you need to do if WW3 …..
Many of us think we know what recycling is and how to do it. However we find ourselves recycling the wrong things altogether. The worst part is, that it’s costing the taxpayer more than £500,000 each year. Why does this happen, you might be wondering? Well, just 1% of recycling waste being contaminated with wrong …..
There is an on-going debate today about how ‘green’ toner cartridges really are. Many believe they can only be used once and that remanufactured products lack quality. This is incorrect. ECS The Greener Side can effectively reuse and recycle toner cartridges for you. When we receive cartridges, we examine and test them in in our …..
Single-use plastic is simply everywhere. We find ourselves not being able to live without it. For example, that lunch you eat on the go with your plastic cutlery, that straw you use for your drink from your fast-food, that cling film you use to wrap up leftovers, and of course the majority of supermarket packaging. …..
How much plastic do you drink per day? Yes, you read that correctly. Normally we are advised to watch how much water we drink per day. Too little can lead to dehydration and therefore stress, as well as lack of performance within your everyday life. However, we now have to be aware of how much …..
Broccoli, apples, grapes, cucumber… our remanufactured toner cartridges. Just a few things that are good for you! Although we don’t recommend eating the latter. Today’s society has a green approach towards anything and everything – in fact, it isn’t just an approach, its an expectation, and there are no exceptions for businesses – particularly those …..
Recycling and being green can be difficult. It isn’t just a matter of putting something in the bin to solve all of your problems. This week the BBC pledged to end its use of single-use plastics by 2020. A bold statement coming from a company who only released the statement in response to one of …..
As we all know, recycling is a legal requirement for all organisations that are suppliers of electronic and electrical waste, no matter how you market or sell your products – YOU are responsible. Are you aware of your businesses responsibilities? Even though we’d like to, we’re not here to shove more information about responsibilities and …..
Here’s a not-so-friendly reminder that recycling is your responsibility – DO IT!!! As often as we can, we’re trying to promote the idea that recycling is your responsibility. Imagine if we all tried to pass it off as something that wasn’t our problem to deal with. If we think it’s something that we can leave …..
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Anything that requires batteries or a plug to operate is classified as Electrical or Electronic. WEEE is the fastest growing waste stream; around 1 million tonnes of WEEE is thrown away in the UK every year. In the UK we purchase around 22.5 million phones every year. These …..
The recycling and remanufacturing of toner cartridges is an effective and sustainable response to the European WEEE Directive on the disposal of electrical waste. With the amount of hazardous waste being sent to landfill, The Greener Side offers a simple solution to businesses who want to adopt a greener policy when it comes to reducing …..
Safe and secure decommission of used IT Resources ECS The Greener Side is now part of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Scheme. Microsoft created the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program to increase the number of affordable and usable PCs across the globe. To accomplish this, organizations supply refurbishers with decommissioned PCs that may otherwise have been destined …..
We’ve joined Etira, the European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturing Association.
We are now members of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.