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Printwaste win Security Industry Environmental Award

Printwaste win Security Industry Environmental Award

Gloucestershire based Printwaste the recycling, waste management and shredding business has won a new national award at a major industry set of awards.

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Printwaste Recycling & Shredding to donate 10% of their sales to Cobalt

Printwaste Recycling & Shredding to donate 10% of their sales to Cobalt

Printwaste Recycling and Shredding have this month launched a new initiative to support local charity Cobalt, by raising essential funds and helping to raise awareness.

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Week 12 -  Office Clearances - We do the hard work -  I didn't know you did that!

Week 12 - Office Clearances - We do the hard work - I didn't know you did that!

Relocating premises or upgrading your office equipment can leave you with a huge burden in waste, packaging and unwanted equipment. Printwaste Recycling & Shredding offer a total waste management solution to suit your needs.

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Week 11 - Waste Audits - It's about you, not us - I didn't know you did that!

Week 11 - Waste Audits - It's about you, not us - I didn't know you did that!"

Three cost-saving waste audits, three comprehensive ways to provide you with the most cost-efficient waste management service around! This is not about us, it's about you. Read on to find out more about our waste audit service today.

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Catch our Easter Bunnies

Catch our Easter Bunnies

What could Easter bunnies and our waste management services possibly have in common? Make sure you don't miss out on our Easter Eggstravaganza!

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Week 10 - Top four most obscure items we've ever collected - I didn't know you did that!

Week 10 - Top four most obscure items we've ever collected - I didn't know you did that!"

For this week's instalment we're shedding light on our top four most obscure items we've collected over the past 34 years. Ranging from pianos to kitchen sinks we truly do find environmentally sound solutions, whatever the waste.

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Week 9 - Waste Electrical Equipment - WEEE can help - I didn't know you did that!

Week 9 - Waste Electrical Equipment - WEEE can help - I didn't know you did that!"

We all own at least one of them but when electrical items are unusable/broken what should you do with them? A call to Printwaste is a great start! Read more about our WEEE service by clicking the link below - remember any size, any quantity, anywhere.

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Week 8 - A day at the races - Vacuuming the stables - I didn't know you did that!

Week 8 - A day at the races - Vacuuming the stables - I didn't know you did that!"

300 stables cleaned, one vacuum truck and plenty of happy horses - now that's what we call a day at the races! Click the link for more details about our partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse - you'll soon be saying "I didn't know you did that!"

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Week 7 - Wood Recycling - Any size, any quantity - I didn't know you did that!"

Is your broken/unwanted wood and/or pallets becoming a waste of space? It could be hazardous too but don't worry, we have an environmentally sound solution through our wood collection service - we'll collect any size and any quantity.

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Week 6 - Think before you drink - Vending Cup Recycling - I didn't know you did that!

Week 6 - Think before you drink - Vending Cup Recycling - I didn't know you did that!"

2.5 billion paper & plastic cups are thrown away each year in the UK. Of paper cups, less than 1% are recycled. In week five's instalment we discuss the issue surrounding the recyclability of paper-based vending cups before unveiling our environmentally sound solution.

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Week 5 - Recycling Food and Drink Cartons -  I didn't know you did that!

Week 5 - Recycling Food and Drink Cartons - I didn't know you did that!"

Most waste management companies don't collect Food and Drinks Cartons but we do. In fact we collect from businesses and carton drop off points at 600+sites across England, Wales and Scotland. Click the link to find out more about our Carton Recycling service in our 5th Instalment.

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Week 4 - Branded Product Destruction - Protecting Your Brand - I didn't know you did that!"

Is your company going through a re-brand or upholding damaged/out-of-date goods from a recent production? We can help destroy your unwanted goods with maximum protection. In fact, you might just be surprised with how much we can do.

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Week 3 - Polystyrene - a BIG problem made small - I didn't know you did that!

Week 3 - Polystyrene - a BIG problem made small - I didn't know you did that!"

Polystyrene is everywhere: It's used as food packaging, secures packaged items and provides insulation in homes. However, due to it's volume, many waste management providers don't collect the material - but we do! Find out how in our third installment.

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Week 2 - Confidential Waste Destruction -

Week 2 - Confidential Waste Destruction - "I didn't know you did that!"

In week two of our "I didn't know you did that!" campaign we discuss the importance of keeping your confidential data in safe hands, details about our award-winning data destruction service and an insight into what our customers say about us.

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Week 1 - Waste-to-Energy - Become landfill free -

Week 1 - Waste-to-Energy - Become landfill free - "I didn't know you did that!"

“I didn’t know you did that!” sounds like a cliché, but as a company dedicated to comprehensive waste management solutions, even we hear these words from time to time. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our latest service - Waste-to-Energy.

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Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016

Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016

“The stats released today by Cifas are of concern, however if we all become more vigilant and educated around fraud and financial crime we will see this figure reduce.”

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The importance of sustainability to the information destruction sector

The importance of sustainability to the information destruction sector

Don Robins, Managing Director and co-founder of Printwaste Recycling & Shredding discusses the importance of sustainability to the information destruction sector following the 2017 Spring Budget.

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Printwaste support the GRH '1000 Thank Yous' Project

Printwaste support the GRH '1000 Thank Yous' Project

In 2016, Printwaste had the pleasure of supporting and contributing towards the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Organ Donation 'One Thousand Thank Yous' project Today we witnessed the unveiling.

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The importance of ‘Waste-to-Energy’

The importance of ‘Waste-to-Energy’

Despite best efforts by the waste management industry to maximise the three R’s - Reduction, Reuse and Recycling - of waste with an aim to improve UK recycling rates, the reality is there’ll always be some waste where these options are simply not viable.

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The process of Incineration - Waste-to-Energy

The process of Incineration - Waste-to-Energy

The Printwaste ‘Waste-to-Energy’ service does exactly what it says on the tin, it converts regular general waste into electricity and heat. But how? This article aims to provide you with all the need to knows.

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What issues can arise from in-house shredding?

What issues can arise from in-house shredding?

Equipment, personal and financial headaches that often arise from in-house shredding.

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What Happens to my Confidential Waste?

What Happens to my Confidential Waste?

An insight into the post-collection process of confidential waste.

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VIDEO: What's the fuss about Shredding your Confidential Waste?

VIDEO: What's the fuss about Shredding your Confidential Waste?

Protecting sensitive corporate data and personal information is not only an expectation but a legal requirement.

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Printwaste celebrate Chinese New Year sponsoring record raising charity event

Printwaste celebrate Chinese New Year sponsoring record raising charity event

Back in February, we (Printwaste) were proud sponsors of an evening event down at one of Cheltenham’s finest Chinese restaurants – The Mayflower – in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year and raise money for a charity we’re hugely privileged to support – Crimestoppers UK.

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Ally and Tim Can's New Year’s Resolution

Ally and Tim Can's New Year’s Resolution

Did you know cans go to the gym as well? Follow Tim and Ally Can’s weight loss story here.

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New Year, New Office

New Year, New Office

Are you considering an office move, or is your business just in desperate need of de-clutter? Start 2016 right with a clean and clear working environment!

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Printwaste helps Grevill House bring festive joy to residents

Printwaste helps Grevill House bring festive joy to residents

Printwaste provides local residential care home, Grevill House, with six large sheets of cardboard to assist with their Christmas project - to create a more festive and warmer atmosphere around the home for the residents.

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Christmas: It’s the most ‘wasteful’ time of the year

Christmas: It’s the most ‘wasteful’ time of the year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go!

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Printwaste supports Cobalt charity for sixth consecutive year

Printwaste supports Cobalt charity for sixth consecutive year

Cheltenham-based Printwaste Recycling and Shredding is encouraging people to offer their used Christmas cards to be ‘upcycled’ by local medical charity, Cobalt.

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Printwaste secures Cyber Essentials

Printwaste secures Cyber Essentials

In the UK, 74% of small businesses and 90% of large businesses have had a cyber breach of their security within the last year. Talk Talk becomes the latest victim of a cyber attack.

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Printwaste secures fifth consecutive win at the DM Awards

Printwaste secures fifth consecutive win at the DM Awards

Last night was an evening of celebration and triumph as we can proudly announce that Printwaste Recycling & Shredding has been awarded ‘Data Destruction and Shredding Company of the Year’ at the 2015 Document Manager Awards for the fifth consecutive year.

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Gloucestershire Business Awards Round Up

Gloucestershire Business Awards Round Up

Hosted by BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter Claire Carter and BBC news reporter Steve Knibbs, the annual Gloucestershire Business Awards 2015 were held at Cheltenham Racecourse on 1st October.

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How to keep your information secure when working remotely

How to keep your information secure when working remotely

According to a new survey conducted by PwC, only 14% of people want to work within the traditional office space.

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Go green for Halloween

Go green for Halloween

Did you know that in the UK we throw away 18,000 tonnes of pumpkins a year?

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Re-using your Winter Wardrobe

Re-using your Winter Wardrobe

With the dark nights looming and the daylight skies shortening it only means one thing, we’re approaching the cold and frosty chill of the British winter.

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How does recycling paper help the environment?

How does recycling paper help the environment?

Here at Printwaste, not only do we provide confidential shredding services but we like to give you a helping hand with your recycling too!

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Post-summer office clear out!

Post-summer office clear out!

British Summertime (albeit with minimal sunshine) is coming to an end and now is the perfect time to be thinking about a workspace revamp.

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To shred or not to shred?

To shred or not to shred?

Organisations are constantly producing waste, but a lot could be confidential. Knowing what you can and can’t shred is the first battle to protecting your business and effectively getting rid of your unwanted documents.

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A third of workers reveal they would leak sensitive data

A third of workers reveal they would leak sensitive data

After net security firm Clearswift conducted a poll of 4,000 employees in the UK, Germany, USA and Australia, it was discovered that for £5,000 a quarter of workers would give out sensitive company data; this data could include financial records and customers credit cards.

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BSIA releases Public Sector Guide on Information Destruction

BSIA releases Public Sector Guide on Information Destruction

The BSIA's Information Destruction section is pleased to announce the publication of a white paper to guide public sector organisations on the effective procurement of information destruction services.

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National Contract win for Printwaste!

National Contract win for Printwaste!

South-West business Printwaste Recycling & Shredding has been appointed as the ‘bring-bank’ contractor for ACE UK, to collect and service beverage carton drop-off points across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Printwaste supports local medical charity for fifth consecutive year

Printwaste supports local medical charity for fifth consecutive year

Cheltenham based Printwaste Recycling and Shredding is encouraging people to offer their used Christmas cards to be ‘upcycled’ by local medical charity, Cobalt.

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Printwaste's fourth consecutive win at the DM Awards!

Printwaste's fourth consecutive win at the DM Awards!

We are very proud to say that, for the fourth year running, we have won 'Data Destruction & Shredding Company of the Year' at the Document Manager awards!

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Help us continue our winning streak!

Help us continue our winning streak!

Printwaste has been shortlisted for the Document Manager Awards for the fourth year running!

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Geof Robins wins award following nomination by two local charities

Geof Robins wins award following nomination by two local charities

Geof Robins, our Operations Director has won an individual award at The Local Business Charity Awards; supported by Jelf Insuranc. Geof won after being nominated by two different local charities Cobalt and the Butterfly Garden.

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From green box to greenhouse; Gloucestershire school recycle plastic bottles

From green box to greenhouse; Gloucestershire school recycle plastic bottles

Gloucestershire based Widden Primary School has taken on a challenging, but fantastic educational project and built a greenhouse out of 1,000 plastic bottles!

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Printwaste's top tips for Go Green week!

Printwaste's top tips for Go Green week!

To coincide with “Go Green Week” we are offering our expertise with some top tips to help keep your office ‘green.’

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Printwaste continue to help local medical charity stay green

Printwaste continue to help local medical charity stay green

Cobalt is calling on people to donate their used Christmas cards this January

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Shave the date

Shave the date

Team Printwaste let their moustaches grow free for Movember!

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Printwaste made it a hat-trick at the Document Manager Awards 2013!

Printwaste made it a hat-trick at the Document Manager Awards 2013!

Printwaste received the 'Document Destruction & Shredding Company of the Year' for the third consecutive year.

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Printwaste win Environmental Business Award

Printwaste win Environmental Business Award

Printwaste have won the Environmental Business Award at the Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo Business Awards 2013.

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Printwaste and Kohler Mira

Printwaste and Kohler Mira

Printwaste are proud to be the complete recycling service provider for shower and bathroom provider Kohler Mira, now dealing with over 70% of all office and product waste.

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Educating the Wider Community

Educating the Wider Community

At Printwaste we are working to educate the wider community, in a bid to demonstrate the importance of recycling and reduce waste among schools across Gloucestershire.

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Plans to build the £500m waste incinerator in Gloucestershire have been put on hold until after the local elections

Plans to build the £500m waste incinerator in Gloucestershire have been put on hold until after the local elections

Despite having a 25-year contract already signed between Gloucester county council and Urbaser Balfour Beatty for the building of the incinerator, progress on Javelin Park has been halted, thanks to Lib-Dem councilor Jeremy Hilton.

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Our Managing Director, Don Robins responds to the budget 2013

Our Managing Director, Don Robins responds to the budget 2013

The Landfill tax rises once again by £8 to £72 per tonne and is set for a further increase in April 2014. But the lack of budget planning by the Government has created problems and a level of uncertainty for the waste industry.

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Landfill Tax Increase; on the up again for the sixth year running

Landfill Tax Increase; on the up again for the sixth year running

Landfill tax is set to rise to £72 per tonne in April 2013, following the £8 increase introduced by the Government. This will affect organisations and individuals alike, affecting anyone who disposes of non-inert waste to landfill, including local authorities.

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Utter Rubbish; Printwaste responds to DEFRA report on MRF

Utter Rubbish; Printwaste responds to DEFRA report on MRF

DEFRA issued a report into the development and promotion of high quality recycling. The ‘Quality Action Plan’ identifies the existing best practices and sets out measures to support the market in delivering recyclates of sufficient quality.

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Battle of the bins; Printwaste considers the controversial topic of refuse collections

Battle of the bins; Printwaste considers the controversial topic of refuse collections

Latest Government figures show that fortnightly refuse collections increase recycling habits, yet Communities Secretary Eric Pickles criticises this Council policy as ‘lazy’. We take a look at the issue...

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Printwaste named ‘Document Destruction Company of the Year’ 2012

Printwaste named ‘Document Destruction Company of the Year’ 2012

Printwaste is really proud to have been awarded ‘Document Destruction Company of the Year’ at the Document Manager Awards 2012 in London.

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Relevant legislation and regulations

Relevant legislation and regulations

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government department in the UK.

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Councils target post-Olympics glass for recycling

Councils target post-Olympics glass for recycling

A number of councils across the UK are stepping up their glass recycling efforts, following the success of the Olympics, in a bid to take advantage of the extra material available.

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Waste and recycling: a quick guide

Waste and recycling: a quick guide

You can recycle a wide range of rubbish, from paper and glass to batteries, televisions and clothes. This saves energy and raw materials, and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill sites. You can also help to reduce waste at home by composting and by repairing and reusing items.

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Packaging Waste Regulations

Packaging Waste Regulations

Are you affected by Packaging Regulations? If so, we can point you in the right direction.

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Pressure mounts for eco-design incentive under WEEE Directive

Pressure mounts for eco-design incentive under WEEE Directive

The Government has been called upon to kick-start individual producer responsibility (IPR) in the UK by incentivising manufacturers to design electrical and electronic goods that are easier to reuse or recycle.

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Retailers delivering more customer value by going green

Retailers delivering more customer value by going green

A new British Retail Consortium (BRC) report, which answers that question, demonstrates increasing recognition that reducing waste, energy and water usage makes good business sense. It delivers value for customers and shareholders as well as real environmental benefits.

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