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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Kenya

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:01:00 Europe/London
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Kenya has an ever increasing population with the capital alone creating over 3000 tonnes of waste, with only 1/4 of this making it to the Cities only rubbish dump, most of the rubbish ends up strewn across the country in sewers and streets.  To address this, the city council teamed up with the UN environmental programme to help develop a waste management plan and to help create a plan for recycling.  

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 7 : Felt Easter Bunny

Monday, 24 April 2017 09:39:11 Europe/London
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Despite Easter being done for another year, you could always start with some small upcycling projects for the following year, like these cute felt easter bunnies, and this is done by just recycling some of your old clothes.  

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 6 : Coffee Cans into Planters

Friday, 21 April 2017 16:15:44 Europe/London
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With almost 5 billion aluminium cans sold each year in the UK and 42% recycled, there is a still a long way to go ensure cans do not end up in landfill, this weeks DIY project takes large coffee cans and turns them into stylish planters for your home.  

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Green Champions - Nissan

Friday, 21 April 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London
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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.  

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : Japan

Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London
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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.  

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Recycling Roundup 17th April

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:54:50 Europe/London
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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%. 

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 3 : Scrabble Fridge Magnets

Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:17:15 Europe/London
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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. 

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : India

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London
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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.  

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Green Champions - Asda

Monday, 10 April 2017 09:54:20 Europe/London
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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%.

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Upcycling Projects to Try - Plastic Bottle Jewellery Stand

Friday, 31 March 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London
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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.  

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