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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

Clean Energy Focus: Solar Power

Friday, 11 August 2017 09:40:59 Europe/London

What is solar power?  Solar power is a clean energy source compared to fossil fuels because it does not give off any harmful toxins or carbon dioxide.  Solar panels are becoming more and more common on residential buildings because the cells convert light energy directly into electrical energy.

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Posted in Clean Energy Focus By Adam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 11:54:00 Europe/London

The final stop in our Recycling Around the World Series, Zimbabwe.  Zimbabwe has always had a problem with litter, rubbish is just left by the side of the road and frequently thrown from cars, mainly because they have a lack of an effective waste management and a lack of understanding on the residents part.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Sam

Recycling Roundup 4th August

Monday, 7 August 2017 09:34:26 Europe/London

This weeks recycling roundup features a story coming from Birmingham City Council where they are sending tonnes of recycling to landfill just to clear rubbish from the street, all this was down to a dispute between the council and refuse collectors, which has now entered its 4th week.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Green Celebrities - Cate Blanchett

Friday, 4 August 2017 13:38:59 Europe/London

Cate Blanchett said she was inspired to get into campaigning for the environment by former US president Al Gore and since this she has gone from strength to strength.  She is now the ambassador for and a patron for solar aid among many others.  

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Sam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Yemen

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:12:14 Europe/London

Yemen is a fairly new state, created in the 1990's it has always had trouble with conflict and instability.  Yemen has a unique challenge is waste management with only a few contractors that can recycle waste and the inherent problems with the transportation of waste over long distances with the desert environment.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle

How is Recycling Sorted?

Monday, 31 July 2017 13:38:49 Europe/London

After you have washed and placed your recycling in your bins or boxes for collection, do you know what happens to it?  Well after it is collected it has to be separated further and any contamincation is removed well before they can be made into new products and materials. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment

Friday, 28 July 2017 10:18:44 Europe/London

It is always reported that recycling is best for the environment, but are they wrong?  For example some councils have an all in one recycling scheme where all recyclables are put in the same box and the processing plant separates them, this causes extra sorting and more machinery being used which produces more pollution.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam
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