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The Scandal of Illegal E-Waste Dumping in Developing Countries

Friday, 19 January 2018 10:13:17 Europe/London

A show recently aired on the BBC exposed the illegal dumping of e-waste in developing countries like Ghana, many poor people work on dumps to make a living which includes the burning of waste in order to salvage precious metals, this can then cause health problems with the constant inhaling of toxic fumes.  The illegal dumping of waste happens worldwide and not just waste sent from the UK.

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Posted By Jon

Calls for a New Approach to Packaging

Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:45:35 Europe/London

Recycling the waste at its source is one of the viable options being put forward to combatting UK's litter problem, Axion has launched a design for recycling service which aims to produce packaging that is easier to recycle but still being able to protect the products.  The UK exported 70% of its plastic packaging waste mainly to the far east and with China issuing a ban other options are going to have to be considered.

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Posted By Sam

Recycling Roundup 15th January

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 09:45:06 Europe/London

Stories that have appeared in the news this week included an Essex campaign which wants to reinforce clothes and textiles recycling, the founder of Dorset Reclaim has given his voice on the problem on what happens to plastics in the country and the third story which recycling bossed do not believe that UK can handle the amount of plastic it generates. 

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Bristol Council Wants to Bust Myths About Recycling

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:52:02 Europe/London

Bristol Council hopes to increase the recycling rates across the city by circulating information to residents the truth about waste which would hopefully put some myths in the area to bed.  A local councillor has admitted when she moved to the area she was confused about recycling and it was revealed that residents also feel the same.  

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Posted By Sam

A leading waste management company in the UK have now invested in robotic waste sorting, Green Recycling has purchased Max-Ai, a machine which can indentify recyclable materials and sort them into categories, it can pick 65 groups of recyclables per minute, which is the equivalent of 2 extra employees.

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Posted By MIchelle

Will There Be National Standards Set for Recycling

Saturday, 6 January 2018 09:25:34 Europe/London

Michael Gove is considering introducing national standards to end local authorities freedom to determine what they can and cannot recycle, for example some recycle every type of plastic compared to some others not recycing plastic at all.  It is said that standardising recycling services will improve the overall recycling rate in England. 

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Posted By Jon

Recycling Mistakes Cost Newcastle Council £586,000

Thursday, 4 January 2018 09:13:38 Europe/London

Newcastle Council has an alleged £586,000 dent in its finances, all because people are putting the wrong rubbish in their recycling bins.  The council is currently run by Labour and it's opposition, the Liberal Democrats have repeatedly asked the party to make changes to the recycling scheme but to no avail.  

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Posted By Sam

Festive Recycling Do's and Don'ts

Tuesday, 2 January 2018 09:13:05 Europe/London

Over the festive period we accumulate a lot more waste, whether it be old biscuit tins, leftover food or christmas cards. We have compiled a quick guide to some festive do's and don'ts over the christmas time.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

27% of Councils Don't Recycle Plastics

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:07:47 Europe/London

Despite councils and England needing to hit recycling targets, 27% of councils are still not recycling plastics like tubs, pots and foot trays.  The Recycling Association say that people are trying to do their bit but a lackadaisical attitude from the councils is not helping the situaton.  

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Posted By Adam

England Lags Behind in 18th Place in Recycling League Table

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:23:00 Europe/London

England are one of the worst recyclers out of all the developed countries, lagging in 18th place.  Some reasoning behind Englands poor recycling is contributed to confusing council recycing schemes and the move to fortnightly household waste collections.  

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Posted By Michelle

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