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Hubbub & Sainsburys launching 1st Northern Ireland Community Fridge

Community fridge

Northern Ireland is about to get its first ever community fridge, courtesy of Hubbub. The national charity, which creates environmental campaigns with a difference, has teamed with Sainsburys and Bosch. The trio will be launching five community fridges in the next month. What Are Community Fridges? Community Fridges are an easy way of enabling communities… Read More

M&S Tackles Packaging Waste with Project Thin Air

M&S Packaging Waste

Marks and Spencer have come up with an inventive way to tackle packaging waste, starting with their crisps and snacks. As part of the new ‘Project Thin Air’ initiative our client is reducing the pocket of air in packets for crisps, popcorn etc. The amount of food will remain the same, however the bags will… Read More

ISL Waste to save McDonald’s Belfast City Centre £5,000

McDonalds Donegal Place Belfast

In November 2016, ISL Waste Management teamed with Belfast BID (Business Improvement District) to offer a trade waste and recycling initiative which has never before been offered in Northern Ireland. Replicating the success previously experienced by the Bath BID project (and after a very intensive tendering process) we teamed with the Belfast team to offer… Read More

How To Avoid Fatbergs & Blocked Drains

fatberg debris

Northern Ireland Water have reported that they’ve spent the last six Sundays and a large amount of public money clearing a ‘fatberg‘ which has accumulated in the drains of South Belfast. The blockage is in a sewer in the city’s Dublin Road and Northern Ireland Water confirmed that they have removed “a couple of hundred… Read More

Stay Green at Music Festivals – 4 Top Tips

waste at UK music festival

Whether you’re heading to Glastonbury in Somerset, Belsonic in Belfast, Wireless Festival in London or Download in Donington Park, we have some ideas for how you can be more environmentally aware this summer. Hundreds of thousands of people descending on a town, city, field or farm can have a massive impact on the environment around… Read More

China tackles food waste….with maggots!

Maggots eliminate Food Waste in China

Here at ISL Waste Management, we use many techniques and invest in a number of solutions when dealing with food waste. However we have never tried maggots. It has been reported this week that China may start using these rather disgusting larva as a way of tackling their huge waste problem. Hu Rong, an enterprising… Read More

How Liter of Light use recycled plastic bottles to light poor communities VIDEO

Liter of Light - recycled plastic bottles

Liter of Light have found a way to bring green technology to some of the poorest communities around the world. As a result, old plastic bottles have now been used to light up more than 850,000 homes globally. They aim to reach one million in 2018. Through the LOL project, My Shelter Foundation state that… Read More

Belfast Business Awards 2017: Business ‘Oscars’ in Titanic a great success!

Belfast Business Awards Best Eatery

We had a great start to the weekend, when we attended the Belfast Business Awards in the amazing Titanic museum on Friday 26th May 2017. It was an event we had been excitedly anticipating for months, since ISL Waste Management were sponsoring the Best Eatery and Coffee Shop categories. With many amazing entries and fantastic… Read More

Tesco & Co-Op announce new recycled & recyclable packaging measures

tesco-packaging-recyclable

Tesco is taking steps to reduce packaging waste across its UK and European stores, it has been revealed this month. The British supermarket chain is committed to overhauling their plastic fresh food packaging and has partnered with Hilton Food Group, and fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC as part of a new scheme. The three companies… Read More

Anaerobic Digestion: All You Need To Know

Anaerobic Digestion Explained

Anaerobic Digestion has become an increasingly popular way for businesses to deal with their waste, and reduce their carbon footprint. But what exactly is it? In the 2007 Waste Strategy for England, businesses were urged to consider AD as a way of helping the UK meet European waste and recycling targets. DEFRA (Department for Environment,… Read More