Tag Archives: recycle

Plastic Bags?

  • Posted by ruben
  • 15 March 2013

To minimise our environmental impact, we try to use as little packaging as possible – we only bag stuff when we really need to.

So if you've been a customer of ours for a while, you may have noticed we’ve changed the material our bags are made of. They used to be paper, but now they're plastic.

We’ve switched to recyclable plastic as it is the most widely recycled material available in the UK at this time. They have less environmental impact than paper bags because they weigh less, take up less storage space and use less energy.

Likewise, we've found that recyclable plastic has less environmental impact than degradable plastic. This is because degradable plastic bags cannot be recycled or composted properly in the UK, so they end up as landfill. They leave small traces of plastic in the soil that never break down. They are also known to create more greenhouse gasses than conventional plastics and paper.

The change has had a big effect and more than halved the annual CO2 footprint of our packaging.

We don't pretend that recyclable plastic is perfect. But right now, it is the lowest impact way of packaging our stuff.

Click here to download the geeky analysis report from carbon footprint experts Tickety Boo.

Logs a Burnin’

  • Posted by mark
  • 2 December 2010

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he's usually busy building custom hotrods but recently my mate mike has been putting together these log burners made from old stainless steel beer kegs and other assorted bits and pieces, perfect timing for the months ahead if December is anything to go by. you can't beat transforming something old and useless into something new and useful, not to mention it'll defrost your fingers and toes pretty sharpish too.

for info... mhillfabrications@gmail.com

free newspapers...

...it speaks for itself!

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