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The UK Government's upcoming 'Simpler Recycling' reforms: What do they mean?
The UK Government's upcoming 'Simpler Recycling' reforms: What do they mean?

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has recently unveiled a groundbreaking set of reforms aimed at transforming the waste management landscape in England.

Partnership with Here East

We’re excited, thrilled AND over the moon with our latest news. First Mile is partnering with Here East, a vibrant mix of organisations based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

How businesses can fight Food Waste with Too Good To Go

Food waste contributes more to climate change than air travel and while 800 million people in the world go hungry, we waste one third of the food we grow.

10 books to read this Earth Day

If you’re motivated by the stories around Earth Day and want to learn more about climate change, or you’re a seasoned climate activist looking to discover some new reading, we hope you’ll find something on our book list.

First Mile Recycling Standard 2023

As part of our commitment to sustainability, each January we reward our customers with a Recycling Standard certificate to celebrate their recycling efforts for the previous year.

The problem with E-Waste: a Conversation Anthony Levy, The Sustainable IT Guy

In our latest Climate Heroes podcast episode, we're excited to be joined by Anthony Levy, also known as The Sustainable IT Guy and founder of Circularity First. Anthony is one of the people leading the charge in tackling electronic waste (e-waste) - a growing issue that demands our immediate attention.

Reducing Packaging Waste: A sustainable Christmas with GoUnpackaged

In our latest episode of Climate Heroes, we spoke to Catherine Conway, Director of GoUnpackaged, a business dedicated to helping consumers reduce their single-use packaging footprint by transitioning innovative reuse systems and refillable alternatives.

Christmas Tree Collection Service

We’re happy to collect your office Christmas tree after all the excitement is over – real trees only please as they’ll be recycled into chips for use in gardens.

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