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Bristol Council Criticised for Introducing a Third Recycling Box

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:13:08 Europe/London

Bristol Council have been criticised for their decision top introduce an additional recycling box following a review into the collection strategy.  The result of the report now says that the general waste colletion shall change to every 3 weeks to cut down on the amount going to the incinerator.  

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Posted By Jon

Scotland's Recycling Rate Rockets

Saturday, 9 June 2018 11:02:09 Europe/London

Recycling, composting and the reusing of waste in Scotland has risen to above 60% for the first time, the government is pleased the country is striding towards their target of 70% by 2025.  The chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland has said they are happy with Scotland making progress towards a circular economy and have acknowledged the work done by councils and other agencies.  

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Posted in Recycling Goals By Sam

New Waste Collections Come to East Devon

Friday, 18 May 2018 10:34:33 Europe/London

With the recent good weather, a lot of people are trying to spruce up their garden and for residents in East Devon a green waste collection is going to be introduced to help with garden waste.  The new service costs £48 for the year with an introductory offer of a free 240 litre wheelie bin, which will cost £20 extra in the future. 

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Posted By Sam

Parents Gearing Up for Toronto's First Zero Waste Fair

Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:24:06 Europe/London

Toronto are gearing up for their first Zero Waste Fair, organisers of the event say there has been a growing interest in waste reduction over the last few years especially with the growing problem of plastic waste.  One company that is going to be there has introduced initiatives like baby car seat recycling which is the only one in Ontario.

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Posted By Michelle

US Researchers Develop a Zero Waste Recycling Process for Mobile Phones

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:16:40 Europe/London

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a process to separate fibreglass and resin which are the most commonly discarded parts of a mobile phone.  Most companies that recover e-waste focus on the precious metals like gold and silver, but the University have found way to separate the fibreglass and resin.  

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Posted By Sam

Is Landfill or Incineration the Solution for Waste Plastics

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:33:00 Europe/London

With China banning the importing of some recycling, many countries are now stuck with the dilemma with how to dispose recyclable waste, especially with plastics.  2 Options are send them to landfill which are slowly filling up, or incinerating, which causes damage to the atmosphere.  

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Posted By Adam

Use Your Loaf, Don't Bin Your Bread

Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:56:50 Europe/London

We throw away over 24 million slices of bread every day in the UK, which equates to half a loaf of bread every month for every person, we have compiled a list of options to help cut down on the amount of bread waste.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

Clothing Companies Join Together to Combat Fashion Waste

Thursday, 8 February 2018 09:29:53 Europe/London

64 Companies have signed a commitment which aims to tackle the amount of waste in the fashion and textile industry, the industry plans to concentrate on reselling more used garments and develop recycled textile fibres.  

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Posted By Sam

Does the UK Rely Too Much on Incinerators?

Monday, 22 January 2018 09:53:04 Europe/London

With the ban of importing of certain types of recyclable waste from China, the UK has had to rethink their strategy about they dispose of waste it creates, one of which is incineration.  One of the main problems of this is the release of toxins and chemical gases if not properly controlled, but what exactly is incineration?

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Posted By Michelle

Household Waste Recycling Increases in England

Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:10:39 Europe/London

The household recycling rate in England has rised in just above 45% for 2016/17 after dropping last year, this is partly down to the increase in the use of energy from waste facilities and separate food waste collections.  This is generally the creation of energy from waste that we throw away just by using combustion ot produce heat, steam or electricity, this includes fuels like methane and ethanol.  

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Posted By MIchelle

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