How to recycle your electricals

January 22, 2014 by  
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Have you got broken or old electrical items in your home cluttering up the place? You know you shouldn’t put them in your bin, but what do you do with them? Whether it’s a very old mobile phone in a cupboard or the broken washing machine in the garage, you have options on where to […]

The Benefits of Recycling

August 31, 2013 by  
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Most of us are aware that recycling is a positive thing.  And it’s never been easier than before to recycle many of our household waste items.  But what are the benefits of recycling?  Read on to find out more. Less pressure on landfill sites The more of our waste that we recycle, the less that […]

Recycle, Reuse, Upcycle: 3 Clever Green Home Ideas

While most of us want to do our part to fight against Global Climate Change, it’s easy to think that small efforts – like buying locally-sourced foods or recycling your glass bottles – are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. However, when added together, these seemingly minor actions contribute to a greater, more sustainable […]

Recycle Responsibly

July 1, 2013 by  
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We all like to think that we are doing our bit to save the planet and here at TGF with are committed to recycling as much as we possibly can in an effort to protect the environment for future generations. According to Gov.UK, we generate about 228 million tonnes of waste every year in England […]

How to recycle at your optimum

March 29, 2013 by  
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There can be few people today that are completely oblivious to the importance of recycling. Environmental concerns are at an all-time high, with every trip to the petrol station reminding us how high the cost of living’s getting and of the problems caused by dwindling natural resources. How can we recycle? Most of us probably […]

Recycling the UK’s Recycling Strategy

March 25, 2013 by  
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Its official, Recycling rates in the UK rose faster in the first decade of the Millenniums than in any other European country. Starting at a low point in 2001, with recycling rates at just 12% for municipal waste (domestic and urban solid waste for those not in the know), it increased by the greatest amount […]

Recycle your Electronics the Green Way

February 17, 2013 by  
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Spring is on the horizon and with the season that brings new, fresh life to the natural world comes the desire to ‘spring clean’ our homes. Although here at TGF we are masters at recycling, this is not always the case when it comes to what to do with the electronic equipment that we have […]

Guest Post: Recycling – Why should we care?

February 10, 2013 by  
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I’ve always tried to recycle since I can remember. When I was about 10 I distinctly remember watching a BBC News round piece on waste, and they showed overflowing landfills in the US then cut to scenes of people eating in MacDonald’s showing the food that was wasted at the end. Watching that I remembered […]

Guest Post: Are the Neighbors Green With Envy Over Your Home?

January 27, 2013 by  
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Did you set any New Year’s resolutions as you rolled into 2013? If you did, would one of them perhaps be to live a greener life over the next 12 months? In the event that is the case, you may be surprised that it can all start right at home in more ways than one. […]

Recycling Your Old Wardrobe

November 15, 2012 by  
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Whenever you make the decision to replace a piece of furniture with a new or more modern piece you will often have the difficult problem of offloading or finding a new use for the old piece. More and more people are replacing their free standing wardrobes with wardrobes with sliding doors. Unfortunately wardrobes can be […]

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