Month: November 2017

All change: more recycling and energy not landfill


Upgrading Somerset’s waste services is moving ahead fast to take even more materials in kerbside recycling and generate electricity from the smaller amounts of rubbish left over. The changes will involve aligning three multi-million pound contracts: for waste collection, rubbish disposal, and a new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles, all of which currently begin…

Dark waste warning for Black Friday impulse deals


The latest challenge for Somerset shoppers trying to waste less while holding onto their cash is this weekend’s US-inspired marketing heave between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – 24 to 27 November. With sprawling weeks of claimed discounts and short-term deals, it all encourages impulse buying that can all too easily lead to consumers spending…