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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

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 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

Recycling Around the World A-Z : New Zealand

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12:05:00 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z : Malta

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Laos

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London

With a steadily increasing population, there is an inevitable amount on increasing waste., with up to 250 tonnes of waste ends up in landfill every day, which equates to about 0.75kg of waste per person with the main problem in this area being the lack of awareness on how to dispose of waste properly.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Kenya

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:01:00 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z : Japan

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

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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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z : India

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

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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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis

Recycling Around the World A-Z : Holland

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:00:00 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Around the World By jon davis
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