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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Western Samoa

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:56:00 Europe/London

The Samoa Islands are fealing with a growing problem of junk cars and plastic bottles, they do have recycling companies in operation but they do not have the machinery to deal with large volumes especially when it comes to industrial waste.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Recycling Roundup 24th July

Monday, 24 July 2017 10:18:16 Europe/London

The biggest story coming out of the news this week has been the controversy that has rised in Sheffield regarding Veolia.  A leak in the system allegedly showed that the company diverted material that was intended for recycling ending up going to the incinerator.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Venezuela

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:42:10 Europe/London

Waste used to be a huge problem in the country, the main method of choice for disposal for many people were open garbage pits, poor people used to go to the pits and try to salvage materials to sell.  Within a year of a waste plant opening 60 new jobs were created and 600,000 people now live in safer conditions and in more sanitary conditions.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

The Problem of Fast Fashion

Monday, 17 July 2017 10:05:23 Europe/London

People like to stay up to date with the latest fashion even if they have an entire wardrobe full which hardly gets worn or never has been, fast fashion is classed as cheep and cheerful fashion which are sold by the likes of Primark and Peacocks have caused a shortage on raw materials which increases the UK carbon footprint.  

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Posted By Michelle

Eco Friendly Camping

Friday, 14 July 2017 10:36:00 Europe/London

A camping holiday might be the getaway of your choice, there are many camping locations here in the UK, it is important for your to remember to help protect the environment. This is an eco guide to camping.Read More
Posted in Education & Tips By Michelle

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Ukraine

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:30:51 Europe/London

Coming to the business end of this series, stopping off in Ukraine, their waste management series broke down just after the Soviet Union collapsed, this rose the amount of waste generated up to 40% across the country.  There were plans in place by 2018 for plants to process 1.2 million tonnes of waste per year, these were cancelled or put on hold indefinitely.

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Sam

Recycling Roundup 10th July

Monday, 10 July 2017 10:35:30 Europe/London

Bridgend Council are still in the news this week but for all the wrong reasons, we covered it a couple of weeks ago and still residents are not happy with the service they are paying with, especially if their waste is containing used nappies,  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Green Celebrities - Richard Branson

Friday, 7 July 2017 16:00:00 Europe/London

Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin, one of the most recognisable brands in the world, with over 200 companies under the Virgin umbrella, Richard Branson has become very aware of the possible impact on the environment that these may have.Read More
Posted in Green Celebrities By Michelle

Recycling Around the World A-Z : Turkey

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 08:38:09 Europe/London

Turkey started recycling quite late compared to other European countries, by 2012 they had over 500 waste management facilities aimed at recycling, but only 38% is recycled with 39% ending up in landfill.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam

Slim Bins Boost Manchester's Recycling Rates

Monday, 3 July 2017 10:14:57 Europe/London

Manchester's recycling rate has increased in the last year by 8% through the introduction of the new 'slim bins.'  The residents received new 140 litre wheelie bins to replace their old 240 litre.  The council are saying that not only has this increased the recycling rate but also created a saving of almost £2.4 million.  

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Posted By jon davis
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