The Big Picture

The environment's at the heart of all our work.

Welcome to the First Mile features and hot topics that make us tick.

How to make your garden bloom and make the planet greener too!

The days are getting warmer, birds are nesting and flowers are flourishing. It's safe to say that spring is in full swing, which means it's time to get outside and start tiding up your garden.

Get ready to count your plastic with The Big Plastic Count

From 16th to 22nd May is The Big Plastic Count, the UK’s biggest investigation into household plastic waste. Launched by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic, this project gives us the opportunity to discover how much plastic we throw away and how much is recycled.

Your guide to making your business greener this Earth Day

As more companies move into more sustainable ways of doing business, this year’s Earth Day, which falls on 22 April, provides a perfect opportunity to embrace the benefits of a green economy.

First Mile teams up with Decent Packaging at the London Coffee Festival

British coffee culture is booming and with consumers now downing 95 million cups of coffee a day, that’s plenty of cups that need to be composted.

10 sure-fire ways to become an expert recycling hero!

Global Recycling Day’s theme this year is #RecyclingHeroes – those people who champion innovative recycling practices and habits around the world. So, how can you become a recycling hero? Here are our top tips to help you be an out of this world recycling hero!

The 9 eco-warriors inspiring us this International Women's Day

Who better to inspire us, this International Women’s Day, than these brave and brilliant female climate activists?

What’s the point of recycling?

Are you just wasting your time rinsing out all those plastic bottles? Or can recycling really help save the planet?

10 easy ways for your business to go green in 2022

If you want your business to go greener this year, here are 10 planet-saving ideas to inspire you!

Make reducing plastic waste your New Year’s resolution

Our New Year’s resolutions are usually about doing things to improve ourselves. But, this year, why not do something to improve the planet by reducing your use of single-use plastics?

How can I reduce my commercial waste and recycling costs in 2022?

Despite recent increases to the cost of providing waste and recycling services, there are still many ways First Mile can help businesses reduce their waste and recycling costs in 2022

Easy ways to have a less wasteful Christmas

If you’re dreaming of a green Christmas this year, you’re not alone.

A quick guide to COP26

If you’re wondering what COP26 is and what the world’s hoping to get out of it, here’s First Mile’s brief, no-nonsense summary.


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