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Green Celebrities - Sting

Despite coming from a humble background, Sting has amassed a fortune of around $150 million, but he is not the type of person to sit around and do nothing, in partnership with his wife he started the Rainforest Foundation which is now split into 4 different organisations.  

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Recycling Around the World: Canada

We head across the pond to Canada for this weeks Recycling Around the World, like most countries their landfill is almost at capacity and Canadas landfills generate 25% of their methane emmissions.  A recycling scheme that was set up in the 90's allowed Canadians access to recycling facilities and this has gone strength to strength with more and more homes gaining access to these facilities.

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Green Champions - Virgin

Virgins ethos is that we should protect our natural resources and work with nature, everyone knows the airlines and trainlines, but do you know they do an incredible amount of work outside of these companies to help with sustaining our environment, such as being part of a programme to help make 10 islands run on 100% renewable energy.

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Recycling Around the World A- Z : Denmark

In Denmark it is illegal to send waste to landfill when it is suitable for incineration, when the waste is incinerated it is used to generate electricity and heat, which makes sense why there is a law in place.  Another country which has a deposit return scheme which prevents 390,000 tonnes of waste ending up in landfill, does this not prove that a scheme works.  

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Zero Waste Challenge

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.

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Green Champions - British Airways

When you think of British Airways you automatically think of flights and the carbon footprint that air travel causes, but behind the scenes they are working tirelessly to reduce waste and reduce carbon emmissions.  Since the 1990's BA have reduced their fuel efficiency by 28% let alone helping reduce waste by 9% at Gatwick and Heathrow.

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