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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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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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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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Recycling Roundup 27th March

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London
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In this weeks edition of Reycling Roundup we feature one of the biggest stories to originate from last week, a new plant in West Bromwich has opened up which enables the site the facility to recycle, nappies as well as feminie hygiene products, which when in landfill can take up to 500 years to degrade naturally

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : Holland

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London
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Holland have a successful recycling scheme in place, only a small fraction of waste is sent to landfill with 64% of waste is recycled.  90% of Dutch people separate their waste and they say that they take measures to help save energy where it is neede, such as turning the tap off whilst brushing their teeth.  But why are they successful?

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Green Champions - Manchester United

Friday, 24 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London
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Manchester are one of the biggest football clubs in the world but they are more than just that, in 2000 they started an environmental journey to help them become more sustainable, for example rainwater which is collected is used to irrigate the pitch and any food waste is sent to be composted. 

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