Holland have a successful recycling scheme in place, only a small fraction of waste is sent to landfill with 64% of waste is recycled. 90% of Dutch people separate their waste and they say that they take measures to help save energy where it is neede, such as turning the tap off whilst brushing their teeth. But why are they successful?
In this weeks edition of Reycling Roundup we feature one of the biggest stories to originate from last week, a new plant in West Bromwich has opened up which enables the site the facility to recycle, nappies as well as feminie hygiene products, which when in landfill can take up to 500 years to degrade naturally
With every 6 plastic bottles are that are purchased, 5 end up in landfill or in the ocean, this can then take 500 years to decompose. There are other ways to use plastic bottles, this week we take a look at how to create a jewellery stand from old discarded plastic bottles.
One of the main stories this week features a new recycling scheme that according to residents is not working and because of this there is rubbish piling up on the streets, one resident even took to social media to post a picture of her uncollected food waste caddy containing maggots.
The supermarket sector is a very competitive market when it comes to sales, but sustainability is where supermarkets like to excel. Asda, who are one of the largest in the UK have set some pretty high targets for themselves including the creation of zero waste. With their scheme, since 2005 Asda have managed to to reduce their energy use by 33% and their newer stores by 45%.
Recycling around the world this week looks at India. India have no formal waste collection service but have many small waste collectors who trade their rubbish for other items. Citizens of India only generate half a kilo of waste is generated per person but the size of the population of India means waste adds up to huge volumes.
Ever wanted to decorate your fridge with something different, these scrabble fridge magnets are simple and easy to make and make the fridge a place to leave messages or have a scrabble game with a difference. Easily made with items from the craft shop with the exception of scrabble tiles which can be used from the game itself or if your really savvy you could make your own.
One of the most covered stories over the recent weeks is regarding councils making waste collection changes, most have been met with unhappy residents, but in some cases it works out for the better. East Devon had a new weekly recycling scheme introduced which then led their general waste bin being collected every 3weeks, as a result their recycling went up to 59% from 44%.
Recycling is important in Japan, with a large population and little lady, there isn't much option so there is no wonder that Japan currently recycles around 50% of waste, and one of the ways this is achieved is making laws regarding recycling. Tourists are not exempt from the recycling laws.
Car manufactureres Nissan are this weeks Green Champions, Nissan have the belief that people, vehicles and nature can co-exist in the modern world if the correct adaptations are made. Japan's ministry of the environment endorsed Nissan as an Eco-First company in their efforts to reduce emmissions.