Welcome to the very latest news, advice and tips from Fresh Start Waste

How to build the perfect bonfire…

While we provide a comprehensive wood collection service here at Fresh Start, we’re not ones to stand in the way of centuries-old traditions which involve burning it. While avoiding accelerants is the most obvious thing to steer clear of with your bonfire, other factors also come into play.

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The history of waste wagons

While people have been taking their waste to landfill sites for more than 5,000 years, semi-organised collections of it didn’t take off until the 13th century, when England introduced a law in 1297 making it illegal for its citizens to leave rubbish outside their homes.

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Unusual fuels

While the search continues for the ultimate in renewable energy source, it could be that it was right under our noses all along. Well, if you consider 93 million miles away to be right under our noses… Solar winds are streams of plasma and particles which are ejected from the sun at staggering speeds, and are the cause of the aurora borealis.

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Is there a link between recycling and happiness?

Each year since 2012, the World Happiness Report (WHR) has ranked countries on a range of economic and social factors to see where the most content people on the planet are. We wanted to find out if there was a link between perceived ‘happiness’ and the amount of recycling undertaken by countries around the world, and there are some surprising results.

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History of glass recycling

While Egyptians, Syrians or possibly Mesopotamians invented the glass manufacturing process in the 3rd millennium BC as an accidental by-product of metal-working, humans have been using obsidian (a form of naturally occurring volcanic glass) as a tool since the Stone Age. There is no evidence that any of these early cultures ever recycled glass, though.

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Waste collection at Christmas

Waste collection is important all year round, but even more so at Christmas for restaurants, bars and hotels, where waste volumes can double. This spike saw trading numbers increase by 2.2% compared to the previous year, requiring even more waste collections to cope with the extra demand.

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