The rates of recycling in Poland have risen from 5% in 2004 to around 21%, even though this is still below the EU average of 40%. The waste management has changed since the 1990's, local authorities had no obligation to run any programme, instead this lay with the householders, residents had to arrange a contract with a company of their choice and when money was tight people went for the cheaper option.
In the recycling world, Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sports Bottles are villains, this is mainly down to a mix of materials that are in the packaging which are near impossible to recycle, these are then rejected at the recycling facility.
Leonardo Di Caprio is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, away from the acting scene he uses his fame to promote worthy causes such as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which was started in 1998 to help protect and restore balance to ecosystems that were under threat. He is also on the board of the WWF and the International Fund for Animal welfare among other things.
This weeks recycling news takes features a story on a zoo starting a mobile phone recycling scheme to help highlight the problem of small e-waste on the environment, and a Hull recycling centre which is going to be closed for 2 days a week despite there being an increase of flytipping.
Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world mainly due to the natural oil resources, with an ever increasing population the 3 landfills in Qatar will be filling up rapidly. One reason for this is the country's recycing rate is at a low 8%, to combat this, a recycling centre has been created, but reluctance and funding could cause issues.
Brad Pitt is quite well known for all of his charity work, and he has a fair repertoire of organisations which he has funded. One of the most well known is the organisation him and his then wife set up called the Jolie-Pitt Foundation which helped with displaced Pakistani refugees and this is just one that he supports.
Carlisle Council are set to launch their imprioved recycling service this summer, this includes the kerbside collection being extended to more residents, a new collection schedule which means their rubbish is collected on the same day each week to help with confusion.
Around 63% of the population of Romania have access to a waste collection service with almost 6 million tonnes of waste collected and treated every year, despite this recycling rates are very low with some parts of the country no waste is recycled at all, to help with this a national target has been set to bring the recycling levels up to 50% by 2020.
Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental causes, he purchased an 800 acre ranch in Wyoming and then donated almost half to a local land trust. He also is involved with organisations such as Riverkeeper and Come Fly With Me, his dedication has not been ignored and has won awards for his efforts.
Paper, coffee cups with little sipping lids, paper, Judy's bun cases, paper, huge amounts of wrapping from lunchtime, oh, and paper. There's no way around it, the day-to-day life of an office produces huge amounts of waste. Here's how to cut down on it.