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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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Why Us?

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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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What's Going On

Two London Companies Team up With a 9 Year Old Environmentalist to Fight Plastic Pollution

Ken Ogura

Stroodles and Bywaters team up with Thomas Franklin to support a new scout badge, for their camp blankets, focused on tackling plastic pollution.

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Amanda Brown, Deputy Managing Director at Bywaters

Ben Beagley

It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of our Deputy Managing Director, Amanda Brown. Amanda passed away on Sunday 5th of September 2021.

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How can festivals become more eco-friendly?

Bywaters

Millions of us attend festivals every year. It’s a chance to spend time with friends (normally in a muddy field somewhere), dance and enjoy your favourite music. What’s not to like? However, you might not know how much waste they generate. Here we give you the lowdown on sustainability in the events industry.

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5 things you can do to help prevent a climate crisis

Ken Ogura

The IPCC report states that global average temperature rise could reach or surpass 1.5 °C in the next two decades, causing a climate crisis. Here are five things you can do to minimize the effect of the climate crisis.

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Why is recycling important?

Ken Ogura

Around the world, consumerism is on the rise, but so is our waste. This article establishes the importance of recycling and how it is beneficial to our planet and your pocket.

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How to get your kids involved with recycling

Ben Beagley

Recycling is so important for reducing how much waste we send to landfill, and it’s likely you already know quite a bit about how to do this properly, but what about your children? Here we break down what exactly recycling is, the processes involved and some fun activities to help your little ones better understand how it works.

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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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