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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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. …Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
#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…Read More
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.…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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. …Read More
#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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More