Domestic waste glass (known as cullet) is easy to recycle. The UK currently recycles around 50% of container glass (like bottles and jars) and whilst this figure has doubled over the last five years it still lags behind other countries i.e. both Switzerland and Finland recycle more than 90% of their glass.
Glass is usually collected in 'bottle banks' at recycling centres or as part of our kerbside collection. However there is still more we can all do, such as remembering to recycle our clear jars (pasta sauce jars and jam jars) which are often forgotten.
The UK business sector still has a lot of work to do to recycle glass – bars, restaurants and pubs currently throw away 600,000 tonnes of glass every year, with most of it ending up in landfill.
Did you know? Recycling two bottles saves enough energy to boil enough water for five cups of tea!
We've been cycling around the world for 19 months. On our way to Alaska, we chose to cycle through the Sierra Nevada in California, eventually landing in San Francisco and the Pacific Coast. We faced snow and quite much rain on the way, but we discovered a crazy city.
The Sahel is a narrow strip of land just below the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa. This area is frequently affected by drought and famine, and access to clean water is rare. This September, join the campaign to bring sustainable, clean water solutions to 100,000 people in two of the least developed countries in the Sahel: Mali & Niger.
Over the years, Smart has cultivated a business design practice and we’ve worked with many businesses to help bring new innovation processes and business models to life. Design and design thinking are hot topics with most of our clients, but despite all of the recognized value, it’s still less common to see design championed at the upper levels of most companies. Over the past couple of years, we decided to approach the challenge of getting design ‘a seat at the table’ from another angle. Taking a cue from the Greeks, we have been helping to create a “Trojan Horse” of sorts with the budding business leaders of the future, MBA candidates.