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Coca Cola Introduces Plans for a More Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:58:58 Europe/London

Coca Cola has plans to unveil a new strategy to reduce packaging waste in Western Europe, they set out a sustainability action plan with a number of targets to included the recycled plastic contentof its PET bottles to 50% by 2025 and work towards making 100% of their packaging recyclable or resusable, this is called the 'This is Forward' campaign.  

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Posted By Michelle

Why Not Try Buying Nothing for a Day

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48:00 Europe/London

The 24th November is 'Buy Nothing Day', this is basically a protest against consumerism behind our throwaway society.  Founded in 1992 it is traditionally celebrated on black friday in the UK and aims to focus is to curb spending habits on this day but to also create less waste.  

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Posted By Sam

Northern Ireland is now at a record low of sending waste to landfill, as well as an increase of 3.6% to 50% for recycling rates, these are the first set of figures published since new regulations on separate food waste which came into force in April.  Despite a very simple change it has made a significant increase in recycling for the region.  

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Posted By jon davis

Can Fireworks Be Recycled

Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:41:32 Europe/London

Firework night has been and gone now but are they recyclable?  They generally cannot be recycled and should ideally be soaked in water after use to ensure the flammable materials are removed, sparklers also do not have the ability to be recycled due to the metal being coated in many different fuels and oxidisers.  

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Posted By Adam

Will a Deposit Return Scheme Increase Recycling Rates?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 09:10:42 Europe/London

Despite the ongoing rumblings about the deposit return scheme, a parliamentary committee has heard that it may not increase recycling rates, it has revealed there is no real evidence that it would have a dramatic effect in the UK and one of the alternative ideas is to encourage plastic manufacturers of packaging to contribute financially towards recycling projects.  

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Posted By Jon

UK Set to Meet 2017 Packaging Recycling Target

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 09:09:00 Europe/London

Statistics have shown that the UK is on track to meet it's target for packaging recycling this year, aluminium and steel have already met 2/3 of its target and other recycling streams are not far behind.  Although there is a worry about China's intention to crack down on the importing of some materials which could affect the recycling industry.  

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Posted By Adam

Recycling Trolleys Replace Blue Bins in Ayrshire

Friday, 3 November 2017 11:16:21 Europe/London

Residents in Ayrshire are going to be having their recycling binds replaced by a trolley which consists of stacked black boxes that are specifically designed to collect paper, card, plastic, cans and mixed glass.  The introduction of these trolleys is set to bring in a new weekly recycling collection in aid to stop things from entering landfill.

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Posted By Sam

The Pop Up Restaurant that Refuses to Let Food go to Waste

Friday, 20 October 2017 11:21:35 Europe/London

The Real Junk Food Project is a group of organisations working together to tackle the problem of food waste, REfUSE is the County Durham branch of the product, and they run pop up restaurants on the last weekend of each month in cafes across the city to turn food being thrown away into healthy and satisfying meals.  

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Posted By Sam

Will Saying Goodbye to Oxford's Bins Boost Recycling Rates?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:06:00 Europe/London

A recycling panel in Oxford have put forward some solutions to increase the recycling rate in the county, they have come to the conclusion that if bins are removed from the city centre people will be more aware of the problem of littering.  Some ideas they have come up with includes having recycling bins in the shape of drinks cans and offering a waste service to students when their tenancy has come to an end.  

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Posted By Adam

No Recycling Please - We're Millennials

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:35:31 Europe/London

Research has shown that despite millennials are more likely to pay for a sustainable product they are less likely to recycle than people in other age groups.  Veolia carried out a survey which found that young people aged 18-24 are the most uncaring generation when it comes to recycling.  

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Posted By Michelle

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