Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry #Christmas and Happy New Year from EMERGE #recycling

Well, there goes another year, sure goes quick doesn't it? Time flies when you're having fun, and it's been another great year for EMERGE- we've just announced our acquisition of Green Reaper recycling, which is a huge leap forward towards growing our operations across the North West. Read more about this exciting piece of news here.

We'd like to offer you our best wishes for the festive period, and a few top tips for avoiding the wastefulness that unfortunately is all too common at this time of year.

1. Get merry with as many friends and family as possible – it is much more
efficient to heat one home instead of two, three or four! Great excuse
for a party!

2. If you get presents you are not that keen on (admit it...we might get
one!) – keep it and donate it to your local charity shop!

3. Save and reuse wrapping paper / gift bags / labels where possible!
Recycle your paper and card, along with any packaging from food.

Keep in mind if your recycling collections have changed days due to the
bank holidays! You local Council website will have this information.

4. Shop local - buy your turkey and / or your vegetables from your local

5. Turkey has a much lower carbon footprint than beef!

6. Be creative with your leftovers...Turkey Curry or Pea and Ham soup

7. Try not to forget to freeze leftovers or use products by their use by
date. No one wants to be ill over the festive period!

8. Donate any unwanted food to your local foodbank.

9. Wrap up in a warm and festive Christmas jumper! And store it safely
ready to wear again next year!

10. Drawing the curtains when it starts to get dark keeps the heat in!

11. Did you know real Christmas trees have a much lower carbon footprint one
than an artificial one? If you do have an artificial tree, try and use
it for as many years as possible (to match the footprint of a real one
you will need to use it for at least ten years!).

12. Have you got a real Christmas tree? If so don't forget to dispose of it
properly (chipped or burned)!


EMERGE provides environmental education and advice on resource management, waste composition and sustainable procurement issues. Our business services include everything from recycling collections to confidential document shredding.  

We are now working in partnership with Cooler Projects to deliver carbon literacy training for businesses across Greater Manchester.  For more info see or speak to Liz Lauder on 0161 223 8200 to book your places. 

Visit our new pop-up shop in Manchester city centre! Promoting the 3Rs of waste reduction, reuse and recyling, we are selling goodies and local arts and crafts with a 'Made in Manchester' theme.  Find us at Brazennose House West, Brazennose St, M2 5AS. Opening hours are usually 12-5pm Wed-Sat but are subject to change. Please contact for more info.