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Green Celebrities - Sir Paul McCartney

Friday, 26 May 2017 13:01:00 Europe/London
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Sir Paul McCartney is best known for his contribution to music, but he goes a long way past that to help with environmental issues.  Sir Paul has hosted the PETA's Party of the century gala in honour of his late wife and for others who carried on her work to protect animals, performed on Band Aid and look part in Live Aid to help raise money for Africa, among other things.  

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 10 : Beach Bag

Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London
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Our next mini project to try at home is a beach bag or grocery bag, easily made by just using an old cotton shirt.  With the plastic bag charge why not create a collection of stylish collection to do your regular grocery shop.  

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The Rise of Clothing Banks

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 13:02:00 Europe/London
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You may have noticed almost in every large supermarket car park there seems to be a clothing banks, but what do they do?  Around half of the clothes are sent abroad to help the less fortunate people, but some are sold in second hand shops and some are sold in charity shops.

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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Oman

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:00:00 Europe/London
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Waste management in Oman is a challenge due to the limted land, it produces around 1.7 million tonnes per year and most solid waste is sent to official and unofficial dumpsites for disposal, and some of these are near waterways and residential aras.  The future looks bright though with the country due to open 13 sanitary landfills and 36 energy recovery facilities.

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Green Celebrities - Pierce Brosnan

Friday, 19 May 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London
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When you think of Pierce Brosnan, you would instantly think of James Bond, but would you associate him with being a dedicated environmentalist?  He has been awarded an Environmental Leadership Award from a former Russian Leader and donated the funds he received for the magazine photo shoot to help a school in Tibet build classrooms.  Our new series features a different celebrity and their green efforts.

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Upcycling Projects to Try : Number 9 : Bird Feeder

Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London
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What makes being in the garden better than hearing the tweeting of the birds.  Do you have any spare plastic bottles lieing around in your kitchen or in your recycling, then why not try your hand at making your own bird feeder, a great idea to do with children to get them interested in upcycling.

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : New Zealand

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12:05:00 Europe/London
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The management of waste in New Zealand has become more regulated to help reduce any damage to the environment, in the past waste was taken to a dump but there was no control to where these dumps were, there used to be an estimated 327 in 1995 reducing to around 100 now.  The problems with the unregulated dumps was that they used to be near waterways which toxins could seep into and cause damage.  

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Recycling Roundup 15th May

Monday, 15 May 2017 09:05:23 Europe/London
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In the recycling news this week we take a look at 2 big stories, 1 which includes the potential danger batteries can cause when they are not recycled correctly, and the other looks at the coffee company Nespresso and how they are trialing a pod recycling scheme when you sign up the Nespresso Club.  

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Green Champions - McDonalds

Friday, 12 May 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London
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McDonalds' golden arches are iconic around the world and serve billions of customers each year, so there is no surprise that along with cigarette butts fast food wrappers contribute to a vast amount of litter, McDonalds have recognised the problem and strive to help anywhere they can, for example they complete a litter pick daily around their area as well as join in and organise community clean up events.

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : Malta

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London
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Malta is made uo of 3 islands in the Mediterranean Sea and has a population of 416,000 people and the local council are responsible for the collection and disposal of waste.  Residents are encourgaged to recycle using designated points and are also encouraged to list items which can be recycled for free for anyone who wants them.

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