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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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.
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.
With lent tomorrow, instead of giving up food like chocolate you could try to tackle the no waste challenge, there are many ways to reduce waste you generate with some simple ideas like drinking tap water instead of bottled water, if you can do this for 40 days what is stopping you from creating this all year round and significantly reducing your waste.