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London’s Leading Recycling Company

Bywaters is London’s leading sustainable waste management company, with services extending across the whole of the UK. We provide safe, secure and efficient waste and recycling solutions, helping various industries to better manage their waste. As well as sending zero waste to landfill, we work closely with every client to increase their recycling rates and improve sustainability through both plastic and carbon reduction. Whatever your waste management needs, we have the experience to help your business enhance its operations and ensure an eco-friendly future.

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A Company on a Mission

Bywaters is more than just a recycling company. We aim to lead the UK towards a sustainable future, protecting it for generations to come. Our waste management services are founded on our commitment to improving the environment, while our team of Green Gurus work in partnership with clients to provide sustainability consultancy. We are always enhancing our waste management operations to reduce our own carbon footprint — whether that’s by adding more electric vehicles to our waste collection fleet or installing 4,000 solar panels to power our facility in Bow.

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Bywaters Climbing Three Peaks and Cycling to Brighton for charity

Ken Ogura

This summer the Bywaters family organised two charity events raising a massive £8,462 in support of Haven house children hospice. The charity cares for seriously ill babies and children by creating a loving and warm environment for them and their families while they go through the toughest of times. They really are a lifeline for so many local families and we are extremely proud to be supporting them.

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Go Plastic Free with Bywaters

Ken Ogura

To support the plastic-free movement, with an estimated 326 million participants in 177 countries, we at Bywaters will show you how you can go plastic-free this month and beyond.

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Recycling and Packaging Symbols and why they matter

Ken Ogura

There are so many recycling symbols in the UK, it can be confusing to know what to do. Our handy guide breaks down the symbols to make recycling easy.

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Why should we reuse plastic bags?

Ken Ogura

So why shouldn’t you just throw away your plastic bags after one use? It may seem counter-intuitive, but the environmental benefits of reusing plastic bags can far outweigh the convenience they offer. They can be used more than once, be reused indefinitely, and reduce the amount of plastic entering the environment.

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Bywaters Summer Newsletter

Ken Ogura

Get the latest Bywaters news and updates – Are all plastics bad, A comprehensive guide to sustainable coffee and more…

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Sustainable Coffee Guide

Ben Beagley

There’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee in the morning. However, it isn’t necessarily the most environmentally-friendly drink in the world. So, what can you do to continue sipping on your java without harming the planet? We’ve got the solutions.

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Are all types of plastic bad?

Ben Beagley

Plastic is everywhere nowadays. We use it for almost everything, from shopping bags and food packaging, to cutlery, dinnerware and water bottles — it’s seemingly unavoidable. With the likes of David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg campaigning for change, we all know that synthetic materials aren’t good for the environment. But the question is, are all plastics bad? Here we explore whether this is true or not.

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Bywaters are partnering with the Zero Waste Awards

Ben Beagley

We’re excited to show our support for the sustainable transformation of UK businesses, by announcing our sponsorship of the Healthcare category at the Zero Waste Awards!

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What is the waste hierarchy?

Ben Beagley

Recycle, Incinerate, Upcycle, Reuse – there are so many terms used when disposing of waste that it’s difficult to know what to do. Luckily for you, there is an easy tool to ensure you’re as sustainable as possible – The Waste Hierarchy. 

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How to be more sustainable working from home

Bywaters

With thousands of employees working from home, it’s easy to believe we’re living more sustainably as a result. However, it’s not as simple as that. We’re having more screen time, takeaways, and parcels delivered than ever before, and these aren’t always eco-friendly. To help you be more sustainable while working from home, we’ve got some great tips for you.

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COVID-19 – Customer Service Update

Ben Beagley

As the government slowly begins to ease lockdown restrictions, we wanted to reassure you that Bywaters continues to provide service, clearance and PPE disposal support to assist businesses getting back to normal.

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4 Tips for a more sustainable Easter

Ben Beagley

It’s Easter, what better time to relax and enjoy egg-cessive amounts of chocolate with your family. With all the egg-citement, it’s easy to forget the impact our actions have on the environment. To help reduce your impact this Easter, we have put together four helpful tips.

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5 DIY Tips to Decorate Your Home

Andrew Chu

We have spent more time at home over the past year, which has caused a DIY boom. There is a growing trend of upcycling reusable materials as home decorations. After all, it is one of the most sustainable ways to beautify your home. We have picked five of our favourite DIY ideas that you might want to try.

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Can lateral flow tests be disposed of with other non-recyclables?

Ken Ogura

The disposal of the lateral flow test kits and supporting PPE has been up for debate. Recent government advice has provided clarity on the required procedure.

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What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Ken Ogura

Anaerobic digestion is an environmentally friendly alternative to landfills, which may sound complicated but it is fairly simple to understand. Anaerobic digestion is a natural process which allows microorganisms to break down organic matter, releasing biogas which is then captured and converted into renewable energy.

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