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Are Electric Cars a Feasible Alternative?

Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:34:31 Europe/London

Over the coming years you will more likely see more electric cars on the market, with technology advances electric cars are viable replacements for petrol and diesel cars.  The governemt currently run a scheme where you can get a grant of up to £5000 for anyone wanting an electric car but are they currently worth it, for example if you do not plan ahead you could be strandred if you have not charged your car fully. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

Young People are the Worst Recycling Offenders

Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:22:29 Europe/London

New data has been released has shown that people aged between 18 and 34 are the worst offenders when it comes to recycling, wuth 25% saying they are more likely to put things in recycling and hoping they were recyclable rather than being completey sure.  In previous surveys DEFRA have round that over half of 16-24 year olds did not recycle at all compared to 85% over 65's.

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Posted By Adam

Changes to Recycling Services See Increasing Attacks on Rubbish Collectors

Friday, 1 September 2017 09:54:00 Europe/London

Statistics have emerged that assaults are becoming more and more common due to continuing changes in recycling rules.  There are reports of workmen being spat at, punched and even threatened with knives, last year alone there were 339 incidents which was a rise of 27% from the year before.

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Posted By Michelle

Clean Energy Focus - Tidal Power

Thursday, 31 August 2017 15:56:34 Europe/London

The blog will give you a full understanding of what tidal power is, as wel as advantages and disadvantages to support it. The history of tidal power will also be covered dating all the way back to the 18th century. Different types of tidal power will also be evaluated to find the most effective and efficient tidal power methods.

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Posted in Clean Energy Focus By Sam

Give Your Old Furniture a New Lease of Life

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:55:07 Europe/London

Upcycling involves repurposing old or unwanted items and turning them into something more useful, in this case furniture.  You can turn your old worn out furniture into shabby chic wonders, just some simple tips can breath a new lease of life into your items.  

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Adam

Clean Energy Focus: Wind Power

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:37:58 Europe/London

Wind turbines are a familiar site across the UK to help generate electricity, over the last 10 years 25% more wind turbines have been installed.  The biggest wind turbines can produce enough electricity to power 600 homes.  Wind is a clean renewable energy source that creates no air or water pollution and of course wind costs nothing.

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Posted in Clean Energy Focus By Jon

Recycling Roundup 21st August

Monday, 21 August 2017 09:11:07 Europe/London

This weeks recycling news features some big news on the future of recycling batteries within the UK, a new partnership for PepsiCo in the US to help increase recycling rates across the country and a story about a scheme in Northern Ireland to help build, schools and health clinics in West Africa.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Upcycling WiTHiNTENT

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:18:58 Europe/London

If you have ever been to a music festival you would have probably noticed the amount of litter and belongings left by festival goers with one of the most popular being the tent itself.  WiTHiNTENT use fabric from broken and damaged tents and turning them into items of clothing.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Sam

Green Celebrity Facts - Cameron Diaz

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:24:37 Europe/London

Cameron Diaz is one of the most recognisable actresses in the world, but did you know some of these facts relating to her and the environment.  It all started when she attended  environmental training ran by ex-US Vice President Al Gore.

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Michelle

Where Did Recycling Begin?

Monday, 14 August 2017 09:59:16 Europe/London

Recycling is not a new thing, since the global population has increased the demand for raw materials has been on the rise.  For example in ancient times brokem glass was recycled into new items and bronze coins were reused and turned into ornaments in Ancient Rome, more recently during the War everything from scrap metal and cooking fats were used to help the war effort. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

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