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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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Recycling Roundup 15th May

Monday, 15 May 2017 09:05:23 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Recycling Roundup 1st May

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 09:04:31 Europe/London

One of the biggest stories that appeared this week came from Wales, Wales have a high recycling rate and threatened to fine any councils which did not meet this targets and 3 councils failed to do so.  However on this occasion they refused to fine the local councils which has drawn some criticsm.  

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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 Roundup 17th April

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:54:50 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Recycling Roundup 27th March

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:00:00 Europe/London

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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Posted in Recycling Roundup 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

Recycling Roundup 20th March

Monday, 20 March 2017 14:02:42 Europe/London

A roundup of this weeks stories include a recycling centre in Carmarthenshire is set to close after they failed to agree a new contract with the local council forcing residents to take their waste to a recycling bank until new arrangements are in place.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Recycling Roundup 6th March

Thursday, 9 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London

If you live in Wales, you may have seen people dressed as Bananas, this is just one of the stories that have appeared in the news for last week, and if you live in Reading, you may have been one of the houses whos recyclables were not collected.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis
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