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.

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.

How does recycling reduce carbon emissions?

We all know that recycling cuts down on the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. But how many of us really understand how it reduces carbon emissions?

First Mile teams up with CLUBZERØ

First Mile is excited to be supporting a new initiative which provides an innovative solution to the problem of waste from food and drink packaging: CLUBZERØ is a global, award-winning, returnable packaging service designed for both hot and cold drinks. Its mission is to eliminate single-use packaging altogether.

The new ‘right to repair’ law

Throwing our old appliances into landfill and buying replacements is expensive for us, but it’s even more costly for our planet.

How does climate change work?

The Earth is heating up again, but this time it’s not a natural event. We’re responsible for it.

What’s next for single-use plastics?

Made almost entirely from fossil fuels, plastic is driving the climate crisis, creating global waste mountains and clogging up our oceans. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. And single-use plastic is one of the worst kinds, useful to us for only a few minutes, but destined to pollute our planet for centuries.

7 easy ways businesses can come back greener after COVID

The pandemic has given us an opportunity to reevaluate the way we treat our planet, making now a great time for businesses to go green.

Coffee Grounds Recycling in Partnership with Bio-Bean

First Mile expand coffee recycling across the UK with new coffee grounds recycling box service

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You're one step away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.