Nappies, incontinence pads and sanitary products are a major player in what ends up in landfill, over 1 million tonnes in the UK alone are produced each year, but now scientists in Aberystwyth have provided a solution which may stop all this ending up in landfill.
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Our last visit to the home nations focuses on Northern Ireland and their battle of stopping waste ending up in landfill, a programme launched by the Department of Environment In Northern Ireland called the Rethink Waste Programme to help sectors of society.
We think recycling is just an everyday chore , but do people think of the benefits of recycling your items, recycling paper saves trees is the obvious one but when it comes to plastic and glass the energy saved can save wildlife and carbon emmissions. So it would be benficial in the long term if everything that can be recycled is.
With the January almost at an end, everyone has been paid and now people are looking at booking their holidays, with campsites and staycations becoming more and more popular, litter is increasing at hiking trails and areas of beauty. Our blog covers a few tips on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce when going away.
Recycling is in the news on a daily occurance in many different capacities, this series' takes a look at what news has made the headlines this week from around the world, from Starbucks lauching a new coffee cup recycling scheme to a rocket launcher being found at a recycling centre.
Looking to start your own recycling programme in your school or college but unsure how to go about such a scheme, take a look at how to get yourself started and how to try to get everyone on board.
Our take this week on the recycling news from around the globe, covering low recycling rates in some parts of London to a Brazilian woman who collected recycling materials to pay for her son to go school in Europe.
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.
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.
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?