Invention makes strong plastic strands from recycled bottles

A Russian inventor called Maxim Egorov has found an ingenious way of making extremely durable plastic strands of varying widths from old plastic drinking bottles. He has perfected the design so that his device can be easily used by just one person using one or both hands.

His design also benefits from being very small and extremely simple to use. With his invention there is now no need to cut a ribbon from plastic using scissors or a Stanley knife; You simply hold the device in one hand and pull on the strand with the other.

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Angus recycling centres in Scotland at risk of being axed

Angus, a region in Scotland with a population of around 108,000, is facing cuts in the number of recycling centres in the area. With five of their recycling sites in danger of being closed down, angry residents have voiced their concerns about a sharp increase in fly-tipping in the area and are staging a series of spontaneous protests to make their voices heard.

The local council are saying they need to slash their recycling budget by a quarter of a million pounds and as a result are proposing to close Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Monifieth recycling centres.

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Plastic eating mushrooms could transform plastic recycling

As plastic is still a relatively new invention (around 150 years old) , it's still not clearly understood how long certain types of plastic take to fully biodegrade naturally. Generally speaking, many plastics will probably not break down for many hundreds of years or perhaps even thousands, and this is an increasing problem in the fast moving, disposable world we live in today. According to this article, the number of fish in our oceans will be outweighed by plastic waste over the next 35 years, and by 2050, it's expected that we’ll be producing over three times as much plastic as we did in 2014.

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Invention Turns Shredded Office Paper Into Toilet Rolls

 Whilst we're not planning on having one of these toilet paper making machines in our office anytime soon, we still think it's a novel invention and worth a mention here on the Expert Skip Hire blog page.

It may not be apparent from the picture, but this rather clever device turns used office paper into "ready to use" lavatory rolls.

In many large offices around the world, used sheets of A4 or other sized office stationery are either thrown straight into the bin, or shredded first and then collected for recycling. Not so if you have this machine in the workplace...

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Barbara Franc - Amazing art made from recycled rubbish

Artist Barbara Franc

There are numerous ways people choose to earn a living, from working in an office to driving a cab. From my perspective, I've always admired those that are able to make ends meet by producing beautiful works of art for others to enjoy, whilst putting food on their own table at the same time.

One such individual is Barbara Franc. This post is particularly relevant because not only does Barbara produce stunning 3 dimensional pieces of art, she frequently uses discarded waste materials as the prime source for her work.

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San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

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Plastic pollution is one of the greatest problems facing our environment today. Apparently there's enough plastic discarded each year to circle the Globe 4 times with most of this only being used once before being thrown away.

Many national parks and universities in the United States already have a complete ban on the sale of plastic water bottles.

In a monumental move, San Francisco has become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles - The plastic bottle industry makes billions of dollars every year and this is taking its toll on the environment.

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My Old Man's a Dustman by Lonnie Donegan

This is a brief insight into the background of the song that took the charts by storm in the '60's called "My Old Man's A Dustman" by Lonnie Donegan.

Although it doesn't specifically have anything to do with our skip hire service in Sussex, it's 'rubbish' related, so we thought it was a good opportunity to write a blog post about it.

It's one of those old songs from a bygone era that most of the younger generation won't have heard of but the song still lives on however, on the Terraces of many football stadiums with the adaptation of the original into a football chant (lyrics at the bottom of this page).

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Floating rubbish bin invention collects litter from the sea

Although this article doesn't have anything to do with hiring a skip, we thought we'd do a short blog post on it as it's in keeping with our environmental ideals, and a fantastic invention that keeps our oceans clear of rubbish.

Two Australian surfers have come up with this amazing solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans - Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski came up with their idea of the Seabin after growing tired of sharing the beautiful waters with the ever growing amounts of rubbish and floating plastic.

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Looking to the future

New skip hire trucks added to our fleet

We've had a busy few weeks! We're currently in the process of taking over the site in Seaford that was previously occupied by James Waste Management on the Cradle Hill Industrial Estate.

Our prices are staying the same and we're still offering the cheapest skip hire prices in our area. We're also still covering the major towns on the south coast as our predecessors, namely Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Hove and Lewes.

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