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Green Champions - Manchester United

Friday, 24 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London
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Manchester are one of the biggest football clubs in the world but they are more than just that, in 2000 they started an environmental journey to help them become more sustainable, for example rainwater which is collected is used to irrigate the pitch and any food waste is sent to be composted. 

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Recycling Food Waste to Support your National Team

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:00:00 Europe/London
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With the 6 nations now over and done with for another year, recycle for Wales used this as an oppurtunity to push their message across, they wanted people to know that recycling food waste that is not edible such as tea bags and banana skins can help power your tv and power your lights.

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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Guatemala

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:00:19 Europe/London
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The next installment of our popular recycling series looks at Guatemala, recycling has vastly increased, mainly down to the story of Ecoplast.  Ecoplast is from the owners of a small plastic packaging company which has gone from one recycling machine to a 24/7 job which now employs 35 people on a full time basis.  

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Recycling Roundup 20th March

Monday, 20 March 2017 14:02:42 Europe/London
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A roundup of this weeks stories include a recycling centre in Carmarthenshire is set to close after they failed to agree a new contract with the local council forcing residents to take their waste to a recycling bank until new arrangements are in place.  

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Green Champions - Nike

Friday, 17 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London
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Nike has worked for 15 years to track and minimise the environmental impact of its operations, with changing and scarce resources, Nike have started to tackle the issue of sustainable materials.  Nike has focused on trying to reduce waste and try to reuse as much as they can, by 2020 they aim to have a zero waste to landfill policy in place.  

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : Finland

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London
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More and more emphasis is being placed on recycling packaging around the world, Finland has a record of being able to recycle more than half of its packaging and they can boast that they exceed all of their recycling targets on glass, cartons and metals.  

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 3 : Cushion Covers

Monday, 13 March 2017 15:00:42 Europe/London
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With only 15% of textiles being recycled every year, every little helps, with this issue of upcycling projects we take a look at how to change old sweaters into cushion covers.  In landfill clothing can take centuries to degrade, but with this idea you can give old clothing a new lease of life.

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Green Champions - 02

Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London
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When you think of 02, you think of just another mobile phone company which helps with the increasing e-waste, but you could be no wrong, 02 were the first company to launch an eco rating with their mobile phones and have been working with a sustainability advisor since 2008.  02 have since helped 12 million customers change their behaviour and saved natural resources along the way, they are this weeks Green Champions

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Recycling Roundup 6th March

Thursday, 9 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London
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If you live in Wales, you may have seen people dressed as Bananas, this is just one of the stories that have appeared in the news for last week, and if you live in Reading, you may have been one of the houses whos recyclables were not collected.  

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : Estonia

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London
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Recent recycling statistics have stated that Estonia is one of the best performing countries with it comes to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, per person, Estonia only generates around 279kg of waste per person with 40% of that waste being recycled.  

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