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Could Plastic Eating Enzyme Revolutionise Recycling?

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have accidentally discovered an enzyme which can digest plastic, which could revolutionise recycling.  The enzyme is PETase which is a nautrally occuring bacteria which was first discovered in a Japanese recycling centre back in 2016.

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Costa Coffee's Recycling Revolution

Costa coffee is set to become the first coffee chain in the UK to pledge it will recycle the same amount of disposable cups as it sells with the aim to stop the huge number already ending up in landfill which is currently around 500 million.  The company director is hoping that doing this will dispel the myth about coffee cups not being reyclable.

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US Researchers Develop a Zero Waste Recycling Process for Mobile Phones

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a process to separate fibreglass and resin which are the most commonly discarded parts of a mobile phone.  Most companies that recover e-waste focus on the precious metals like gold and silver, but the University have found way to separate the fibreglass and resin.  

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The Good Recycling Guide

The government has big recycling ambitions for this country, but it does not tell councils how they can be met.  Over the country the recycling services provided by the local council differ widely for many different reasons.  

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Is Landfill or Incineration the Solution for Waste Plastics

With China banning the importing of some recycling, many countries are now stuck with the dilemma with how to dispose recyclable waste, especially with plastics.  2 Options are send them to landfill which are slowly filling up, or incinerating, which causes damage to the atmosphere.  

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Recycling Roundup 9th April

Stories for this weeks Recycling Roundup include criminals in Germany have reversed engineered the bottle desposit vending machines to pay out for multiple bottles, a business in has invested £250k into the scrap buying and processing facility in Cumbria, and finally a drinks can awareness programme were at the finish line to engage race fans.

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