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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Switzerland

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:02:00 Europe/London

There is no surprise that Switzerland take recycling very seriously, often being at the top of the recycling charts.  Largely driven by financial incentive, recycling is free but to throw out normal household rubbish there is a cost, over the month and year this can add up.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Green Celebrities - Harrison Ford

Friday, 23 June 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London

Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental causes, he purchased an 800 acre ranch in Wyoming and then donated almost half to a local land trust.  He also is involved with organisations such as Riverkeeper and Come Fly With Me, his dedication has not been ignored and has won awards for his efforts.

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Michelle Williams

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Romania

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London

Around 63% of the population of Romania have access to a waste collection service with almost 6 million tonnes of waste collected and treated every year, despite this recycling rates are very low with some parts of the country no waste is recycled at all, to help with this a national target has been set to bring the recycling levels up to 50% by 2020.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Carlisle Council Improved Recycling Service

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:26:00 Europe/London

Carlisle Council are set to launch their imprioved recycling service this summer, this includes the kerbside collection being extended to more residents, a new collection schedule which means their rubbish is collected on the same day each week to help with confusion.  

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Posted By jon davis

Green Celebrities - Brad Pitt

Friday, 16 June 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London

Brad Pitt is quite well known for all of his charity work, and he has a fair repertoire of organisations which he has funded.  One of the most well known is the organisation him and his then wife set up called the Jolie-Pitt Foundation which helped with displaced Pakistani refugees and this is just one that he supports. 

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Michelle Williams

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Qatar

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world mainly due to the natural oil resources, with an ever increasing population the 3 landfills in Qatar will be filling up rapidly.  One reason for this is the country's recycing rate is at a low 8%, to combat this, a recycling centre has been created, but reluctance and funding could cause issues.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Roundup 12th June

Monday, 12 June 2017 08:53:47 Europe/London

This weeks recycling news takes features a story on a zoo starting a mobile phone recycling scheme to help highlight the problem of small e-waste on the environment, and a Hull recycling centre which is going to be closed for 2 days a week despite there being an increase of flytipping.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Green Celebrities - Leonardo Di Caprio

Friday, 2 June 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London

Leonardo Di Caprio is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, away from the acting scene he uses his fame to promote worthy causes such as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which was started in 1998 to help protect and restore balance to ecosystems that were under threat.  He is also on the board of the WWF and the International Fund for Animal welfare among other things.  

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Jon

Recycling Offenders

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:16:00 Europe/London

In the recycling world, Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sports Bottles are villains, this is mainly down to a mix of materials that are in the packaging which are near impossible to recycle, these are then rejected at the recycling facility.  

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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Poland

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:37:42 Europe/London

The rates of recycling in Poland have risen from 5% in 2004 to around 21%, even though this is still below the EU average of 40%.  The waste management has changed since the 1990's, local authorities had no obligation to run any programme, instead this lay with the householders, residents had to arrange a contract with a company of their choice and when money was tight people went for the cheaper option.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle Williams
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