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The worlds first beach waste Christmas tree

The worlds first beach waste Christmas tree

This festive season, we introduce the world’s first beach waste Christmas tree – a sustainable alternative to your tree. Our Christmas trees divert hard-to-recycle plastics, often collected from litter picks, beach cleans and other recycling schemes – preventing the waste from being pollutants in our environments, going to landfills or being incinerated.   Large Christmas…

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Reclaim the Mask – the only fully integrated PPE recycling system

Reclaim the Mask – the only fully integrated PPE recycling system

Since we launched #ReclaimTheMask in October 2020, we’ve successfully recycled over 8 million single-use facemasks. The scheme is proudly the only fully integrated PPE recycling system in the UK. With boxes implemented by Wilko, Morrisons and Brighton & Hove council, to name a few, the campaign has undoubtedly been an enormous success.     During…

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Recycle at boots launches in 700 stores UK

Recycle at Boots, cosmetics recycling scheme now available in 700 UK stores

The Recycle at Boots scheme has become the most accessible recycling scheme of its kind in the UK (according to OPRL) – announcing it is now available in 700 stores.      The scheme launched its trial just last year in 50 stores – since then, it’s seen over half a million* products deposited as a…

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Which Boots stores can you recycle cosmetics & beauty packaging at?

Which Boots stores can you recycle cosmetics & beauty packaging at? – Recycle at Boots

We’re proud to be partnered with Boots on their Recycle at Boots cosmetic, beauty & wellness and recycling scheme.      The scheme is now available in 700 Boots stores across the UK; find your nearest participating store here.     How does it work? Taking part is easy, simply register here & follow the steps to start…

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What items can you recycle in Boots stores?

What items can you recycle in Boots stores? – Recycle at Boots

The Recycle at Boots scheme is specifically designed for recycling ‘hard to recycle’ beauty, health, wellness product packaging, which cannot typically be recycled through household curbside collections.     For example, products that are too small (such as travel minis), made of multiple materials (eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, floss dispensers) or from non-recyclable materials (toothbrushes, toothpaste…

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Wilko #reclaimthemask facemask recycling scheme

Wilko in-store facemask recycling scheme extended

Since its launch in April, the wilko #ReclaimTheMask scheme has seen thousands of facemasks recycled. With estimates predicting a whopping 400k could be reclaimed by the time the project ends.     The scheme encouraging customers to recycle their masks has proved incredibly successful, with the 150 participating wilko stores up and down the country…

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Brighton & Hove become first UK council to offer PPE recycling

Brighton & Hove become first UK council to offer PPE recycling

Brighton & Hove become first UK council to offer PPE recycling An innovative sustainability scheme has been launched across Brighton & Hove to recycle single-use PPE items.  Brighton & Hove council have collaborated with recyclers ReWorked  to station PPE recycling bins & hand sanitiser stations around the city centre. The collection bins can be found in…

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return recycle repeat bodyshop scheme reworked

Return, Recycle, Repeat launches with The BodyShop

ReWorked, MYGroup & Scan2Recycle are thrilled to announce the launch of Return, Recycle & Repeat with The BodyShop – whereby customers can bring their cosmetic & beauty empties in-store to be recycled.  It’s now available in all UK stores* with an aim to be in 800 stores across 14 countries by the end of 2021. Find out more  …

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UK Football clubs join the fight against litter in a new scheme

We’re thrilled to announce our supporting role in the innovative Tidy Teams scheme. A new innovative anti-litter campaign has been launched, the Tidy Teams initiative is aimed at football clubs of all levels across the UK. From Premiership to Sunday League, the clubs are encouraged to commit to a 6 point pledge.     The…

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Introducing the ReWorked tree planting scheme in Yorkshire

We’re proud to announce our tree planting scheme. We pledge to plant a new tree for every single recycling box we send, to help offset the virgin cardboard produced.     On average, one tree equates to around 80 of our boxes, so planting one-for-one will ensure we’re continuously replenishing wood stocks more than we…

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Demand rises for soft plastic recycling in UK supermarkets

Demand rises for soft plastic recycling in UK supermarkets

A petition asking UK supermarkets to set up soft plastic recycling schemes in-store for their customers is gathering pace on change.org The petition mentions household names such as Tesco, Sainsburys & Asda, demanding a FREE solution for flexible plastic waste.     Food products such as packaged fruit & veg, crisp packets, plastic film and…

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fortnum and mason planters

Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly flagship store boasts window planters made from beach waste

Twenty-three stunning window box planters made from recycled plastic waste have appeared on Fortnum & Mason’s flagship Piccadilly storefront.    Photo: A ReWorked window box planter on the window ledge of Fortnum & Mason’s flagship Piccadilly store.   As passers-by peer upwards at the iconic exterior of the famous Piccadilly facade, the planters can be…

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The Sun launches facemask recycling scheme in Morrisons stores

Facemask recycling scheme launches in Morrisons stores across the UK

The disposable facemasks will be recycled into sustainable building materials, children’s furniture, planters & even PPE collection bins. The Sun has teamed up with Morrisons to launch a Mask Force campaign, bringing single-use facemask recycling to the masses. The service is available in 483 Morrisons stores in the UK – Customers can find the dedicated collection boxes provided…

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Mask Force PPE recycling facemask The Sun Morrisons ReWorked

Which Morrisons stores can you recycle face masks in?

Highstreet retailer Morrisons has teamed up with The Sun to launch campaign Mask Force, bringing single-use facemask recycling to the masses. The service is available in 483 Morrisons stores in the UK – Customers can find the dedicated collection boxes provided by ReWorked near the entrance of Morrisons stores* from the 9th of June.   See the full list of…

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The Big Clean Up – June 4th – Important Documents

ReWorked are holding a community litter picking event with the people of Hull & East Yorkshire. The event titled The Big Clean Up Hull will take place at Hessle Foreshore on June 4th, 12 – 3 pm.     Here you can find all the relevant health & safety and public liability insurance details needed…

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Join the giant community litter picking event in Hull

A community litter picking event is happening on June 4th at Hessle Foreshore, East Yorkshire. The event dubbed, The Big Clean Up Hull is set to transform the environmental beauty spot and remove the build-up of waste in the area.      The event is being run by Hull-based recyclers ReWorked, who are vowing to recycle…

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Setting up your ReWorked recycling box

Setting up your ReWorked recycling box

We’ve tried to keep our recycling box set up simple & easily accessible to all – here’s a quick step by step guide to help you out!     Step One – Unwrap the box! All the outer packaging can easily be recycled or reused!   Step Two – Assemble your box using the smart…

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Covid-19 Lateral Flow Tests can now be recycled in UK first!

Covid-19 Lateral Flow Tests can now be recycled in UK first!

Rapid tests can now be recycled into children’s chairs, outdoor furniture, shopfitting materials and even PPE collection bins! Undeniably the Covid-19 pandemic has been responsible for floods of new plastic waste streams, with the prevalence of disposable facemasks, gloves, visors etc.  With scientists predicting there are now more facemasks in the ocean than jellyfish, the…

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WILKO launches the UK high-street's first face mask recycling scheme

WILKO launches the UK high-street’s first face mask recycling scheme

WILKO launches the UK high street’s first face mask recycling scheme – The single-use face coverings are set to be recycled into sustainable building materials, furniture & even PPE collection bins. A sustainable single-use facemask recycling scheme is set to launch in 150 wilko stores across the country. Customers doing their essential shopping will be…

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KCOM cuts PPE waste in new partnership with ReWorked

KCOM cuts PPE waste in new partnership with ReWorked

KCOM has taken the next step in its battle to eliminate environmental waste. The East Yorkshire-based broadband provider has partnered with local recycling specialist ReWorked to install a new collection point for used Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Once deposited by KCOM’s key worker engineers, the PPE is then collected by ReWorked and taken to its…

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HOW DOES THE WILKO #RECLAIMTHEMASK FACEMASK RECYCLING SCHEME WORK?

How does the wilko #ReclaimTheMask facemask recycling scheme work?

ReWorked have proudly partnered with highstreet retailers wilko in conjunction with our tech partners Scan2Recycle, to provide safe single-use facemask recycling to its customers.  But you may be wondering, how does the #ReclaimTheMask scheme & recycling process actually work?   The wilko PPE recycling scheme will launch in-store on April 1st 2020, running for three months.  …

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What Covid-19 health & safety measures are in place at ReWorked?

What Covid-19 health & safety measures are in place at ReWorked?

ReWorked have an in-house assigned health & safety manager and a third-party compliance officer to ensure standards are always upheld. The health & safety of our staff is of the utmost importance at all times. Health & safety inspector visited for our most recent covid-19 compliance check on 23/03/2020 and confirmed we are following guidelines…

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What should I do once my recycling box is full? ReWorked

What should I do once my recycling box is full?

So you’ve been working hard for months, carefully filling up your recycling box with accepted items. But what should you do once the box is full? Here’s the lowdown on the steps you need to follow to get it back to ReWorked HQ ready to be recycled!   Step 1 – Make sure everything inside…

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Reclaim The Mask #ReclaimTheMask PPE recycling NHS

A breakthrough in PPE recycling, finally!

Innovation in recycling & sterilisation technologies has resulted in a breakthrough for the recycling of PPE. Yorkshire based company ReWorked has developed a full-service operation, to process disposable face-masks, gloves, visors etc. for public & private sectors.    ReWorked marketing manager Izzie Glazzard tells us, “We are on the brink of launching some large scale PPE…

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Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme

Helping to clean up Brighton’s beaches

ReWorked has happily begun a collaborative project to help clean up the fishing & angling waste littering Brighton’s beach fronts. The Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme is a national scheme to enable recycling fishing line rather than sending it to landfill. Founded by Local Independent Sea Anglers but open to all.     We connected…

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how to make my business more sustainable

5 simple ways to make your business more sustainable

The business landscape is going through a dramatic change, with phrases such as net-zero and carbon-neutral increasingly trending. Whilst many companies are brushing off sustainability as merely the latest fad, those smart enough know it’s here to stay. Consumers are increasingly demanding brands take responsibility for their environmental impact.  To get ahead of the game,…

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#2MinuteBeachClean litter picking station beach clean

#2MinuteBeachClean Trash to treasure

ReWorked are thrilled to be collaborating with #2MinuteBeachClean on their latest project; dubbed “The biggest breakthrough in beach cleaning in 15 years” by The 2 Minute Foundation’s CEO, Martin Dorey.     The 2 Minute Foundation, who runs the scheme approached us to discuss recycling their volunteer collected beach waste. Many recycling services use granulation…

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Wilkos #ReclaimTheMask recycling PPE

How we recycle PPE (Covid masks, gloves, visors etc.)

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause chaos around the world; covid waste (including masks, gloves & other PPE) discarded improperly into our environment becomes more prevalent. Estimates say globally we are using 129 billion disposable masks & 65 billion plastic gloves every month.  Seeing masks scattered amongst our streets, shocked us into action quickly.…

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5 ways to make your business more sustainable

5 simple ways to make your business more sustainable

The landscape of business is going through a dramatic change, with phrases such as net-zero and carbon-neutral increasingly trending. Whilst many companies are brushing off sustainability as merely the latest fad, those smart enough know it’s here to stay. Consumers are increasingly demanding brands take responsibility for their environmental impact. To get ahead of the game,…

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zero waste leeds reworked

Lunchtime Live with Zero Waste Leeds & ReWorked

We were invited to share our latest successes and ReWorked news with Peg Alexander (@TVRadioPeg) and Gill Coupland from Zero Waste Leeds. We joined them both for a Lunchtime Live conversation. Watch the video below to hear us chatting all things recycling, Boots take-back-scheme and how PPE waste is affecting our environment. Part of #LeedsByExample…

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resure policy reworked closed loop recycling

What is the ReSure policy?

Here at ReWorked were always going one step further in ensuring our closed-loop system is indeed closed. Our ‘ReSure’ policy means that we will aid all those that sign up to our scheme to recover and recycle any item or products we supply. Any product we produce can be recycled over and over, having a…

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boots recycling scheme scan2recycle reworked

Boots & No7 recycling scheme proven to be a huge success

Since its September 2020 launch, the Recycle & Get Rewarded scheme run by Boots & No7 has proven to be a huge success. The scheme has been run in conjunction with ourselves and Scan2Recycle.   September of this year Boots & No.7 launched a new recycling initiative. Encouraging customers to bring back hard-to-recycle health, beauty,…

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mixed plastic recycling box zero waste reworked

What happens to the recycling boxes at ReWorked HQ?

So you might be wondering, what exactly happens to the recycling boxes at ReWorked HQ? We’ve written a quickfire step-by-step of each part of the process once your filled box is sent back to us. If you need to know HOW to send back your box to ReWorked HQ >>> Read here.     Once…

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How to dispose of face masks in an environmentally friendly way

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause chaos worldwide, the question remains of how to ensure face mask disposal is environmentally friendly. As covid-19 waste (including masks, gloves & other PPE) builds up and increases, the issue becomes all the more prevalent, with discarded masks & gloves reportedly seen on roadsides & waterways.    …

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Reclaim The Mask #reclaimthemask recycling sustainability covid-19

#ReclaimTheMask – What is reclaim the mask?

So, what is #ReclaimTheMask all about? Reclaim The Mask is a recycling initiative by ReWorked, created to reduce plastic pollution caused by COVID-19 disposable masks & gloves.  Working alongside businesses, individuals & volunteer groups to divert tonnes of PPE waste from becoming environmental trash, ending up in landfills & being incinerated.    ReWorked PPE recycling box.…

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Sustainable recycled tin can Halloween lantern crafts

5 Sustainable Halloween Hacks

Halloween has us all screaming with excitement, especially the little ones. Unfortunately, it usually goes along the lines of “Please can I have this giant plastic spider!!! And oh oh, we need these vampire’s teeth”. The plastic consumption surrounding spooky season is enough to scare anyone. To help you have a more sustainable Halloween, we’ve…

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Recycle at Boots Scheme

We’re delighted to be working alongside retail chain Boots with the launch of a new in-store recycling scheme for its customers.   Many beauty, health, wellness and dental items can’t be recycled traditionally due to their size, what materials they’re made from and various other factors. We’ll be taking all the items collected in Boots…

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