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8 scary facts about waste

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‘Tis the season of all things scary, so we thought we’d get into the ‘spirit’ of things by sharing eight frightening facts about waste. Some of them are pretty shocking, but fear not - there are things that can be done to reduce our impact on the environment...
1. The amount of waste generated in the UK could fill Lake Windermere in just eight months

Lake Windermere is Britain’s biggest lake, but the rubbish produced in the UK could fill it up entirely in just eight months. While we’re all bound to create waste, what’s important is for us to limit it as much as possible by following the three R's: reduce, reuse, recycle. That goes for at home and at work – read our tips for going green in the office here.
2. Every year we throw away over 600 million batteries
Single-use batteries are clogging up landfill sites, which is why we’re encouraging customers to make the switch to rechargeables, which can be reused hundreds of times (and often well over a thousand times!).
3. UK households bi…

A fright to remember: GP’s top 7 Halloween decorations

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Is it your turn to freak out friends and family this year for Halloween? For your party to be utterly spooktacular, you need to deck out your house in terrifyingly good decorations – just don’t forget those batteries!
1.Flying ghost – RRP £19.99
Boo! Having a ghost mysteriously float past your guests is guaranteed to make them recoil and shriek in horror! This battery-powered ghoul plays a spooky sound as it glides through the air, travelling up to four metres – making it perfect for the hallway to freak out guests as soon as they arrive!
2.Halloween maid – RRP £30.00

With her light-up eyes, moving jaw and “Get out and stay away!” remark, this is one maid you don’t want in your house! But that’s what makes her the perfect Halloween guest – place her by your front door to welcome arrivals, or in your porch to surprise trick-or-treaters.
3.Moving bat – RRP £23.95

Watch out! This ghastly-looking bat flaps its wings, moves its head and has demon-like eyes that flash red. Its monstrous laughter …

Ultimate family activities for a rainy day

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With the October half term just around the corner, you may already be planning some fun, family-friendly things to do with the kids.
But the weather can be unpredictable at the best of times – especially in autumn, when crisp, still mornings can be followed by an afternoon downpour. So it’s a good idea to have some rainy day activities up your sleeve!
Whether you need some ideas for half term or for this weekend, these should provide some inspiration...
Visit a National Trust property

The National Trust owns hundreds of historic buildings across the UK and they’re the perfect places to explore whatever the weather. In fact, the National Trust hosts year-round family events, from treasure hunts to storytelling sessions – take a look at what’s on near you on their dedicated rainy day page.
Explore cave systems

Are you a family of adventure-seekers? If so, how does exploring a vast, subterranean world sound? Caving is a fantastic all-weather activity; get suited and booted with one of our p…