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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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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 : 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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Green Champions - Arriva

Friday, 5 May 2017 13:01:00 Europe/London
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Arriva is one of the largest providers of public transport in Europe who employ more than 60,000 people and provide services to over 2.2 billion passengers per year.  With this amount of travel, the need to help protect the environment is more important than before, Arriva now operate electric buses and gas powered buses running from 100% bio-gas.

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Recycling Around the World A-Z: Laos

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 10:00:00 Europe/London
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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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Recycling Roundup 1st May

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 09:04:31 Europe/London
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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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Green Champions - Hilton

Friday, 28 April 2017 09:59:08 Europe/London
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The Hilton Hotel chain is now one of the world's biggest and most recognisable brands in the hotel world, with one of their values focuses on the environment, they have reduced their carbon footprint and joined with WWF to help reduce food waste and support sustainable seafood, but this is just one of their ideas in action among many others.

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