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Changes to Recycling Services See Increasing Attacks on Rubbish Collectors

Friday, 1 September 2017 09:54:00 Europe/London

Statistics have emerged that assaults are becoming more and more common due to continuing changes in recycling rules.  There are reports of workmen being spat at, punched and even threatened with knives, last year alone there were 339 incidents which was a rise of 27% from the year before.

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Posted By Michelle

Upcycling WiTHiNTENT

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:18:58 Europe/London

If you have ever been to a music festival you would have probably noticed the amount of litter and belongings left by festival goers with one of the most popular being the tent itself.  WiTHiNTENT use fabric from broken and damaged tents and turning them into items of clothing.

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Posted in Upcycling Projects By Sam

Where Did Recycling Begin?

Monday, 14 August 2017 09:59:16 Europe/London

Recycling is not a new thing, since the global population has increased the demand for raw materials has been on the rise.  For example in ancient times brokem glass was recycled into new items and bronze coins were reused and turned into ornaments in Ancient Rome, more recently during the War everything from scrap metal and cooking fats were used to help the war effort. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 11:54:00 Europe/London

The final stop in our Recycling Around the World Series, Zimbabwe.  Zimbabwe has always had a problem with litter, rubbish is just left by the side of the road and frequently thrown from cars, mainly because they have a lack of an effective waste management and a lack of understanding on the residents part.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Sam

Recycling Roundup 4th August

Monday, 7 August 2017 09:34:26 Europe/London

This weeks recycling roundup features a story coming from Birmingham City Council where they are sending tonnes of recycling to landfill just to clear rubbish from the street, all this was down to a dispute between the council and refuse collectors, which has now entered its 4th week.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Green Celebrities - Cate Blanchett

Friday, 4 August 2017 13:38:59 Europe/London

Cate Blanchett said she was inspired to get into campaigning for the environment by former US president Al Gore and since this she has gone from strength to strength.  She is now the ambassador for whoonearthcares.com and a patron for solar aid among many others.  

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Posted in Green Celebrities By Sam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Yemen

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:12:14 Europe/London

Yemen is a fairly new state, created in the 1990's it has always had trouble with conflict and instability.  Yemen has a unique challenge is waste management with only a few contractors that can recycle waste and the inherent problems with the transportation of waste over long distances with the desert environment.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Michelle

How is Recycling Sorted?

Monday, 31 July 2017 13:38:49 Europe/London

After you have washed and placed your recycling in your bins or boxes for collection, do you know what happens to it?  Well after it is collected it has to be separated further and any contamincation is removed well before they can be made into new products and materials. 

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment

Friday, 28 July 2017 10:18:44 Europe/London

It is always reported that recycling is best for the environment, but are they wrong?  For example some councils have an all in one recycling scheme where all recyclables are put in the same box and the processing plant separates them, this causes extra sorting and more machinery being used which produces more pollution.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

Recycling Around the World A-Z: Western Samoa

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:56:00 Europe/London

The Samoa Islands are fealing with a growing problem of junk cars and plastic bottles, they do have recycling companies in operation but they do not have the machinery to deal with large volumes especially when it comes to industrial waste.  

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Posted in Recycling Around the World By Adam
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