Waste News


What’s happening out there? Who is making changes to help or hinder the reduction of waste? New technologies and products are emerging all the time. Some may well hold the answer to our environmental challenges and some will make things worse. We report on news stories and events from our own back-yard to across the world.

How to cut your paper footprint

Filed in Waste News by on July 10, 2008 7 Comments
How to cut your paper footprint

Vicki Hill, The Independent, Thursday, 10 July 2008 Amazing! I think this woman is doing a fantastic job of highlighting and ‘making real’ the amount of paper we get through during a year. A very inspiring story and one that I hope will bring about significant change to the people who visit her display. Some […]

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Tories plan vouchers to reward people who recycle more waste

Filed in Waste News by on July 9, 2008 2 Comments
Tories plan vouchers to reward people who recycle more waste

Well, I was quite excited about this until I read down further to see that vouchers could be redeemable at restaurants, such as local curry houses. Restaurants have to be one of the biggest wasters of food in the country! Plus, I have no desire to spend my well earned vouchers eating out; it’s not […]

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Britain declares war on food waste

Filed in Waste News by on July 7, 2008 9 Comments
Britain declares war on food waste

Well, a man after my own heart at last. This has come not a moment too soon, don’t you think? Don’t miss our tips for reducing food waste, once you’ve read this article! The TImes, By Andrew Grice in Hokkaido, Japan. Monday, 7 July 2008 The Government is to launch a campaign to stamp out […]

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Now Bins to be emptied once a month

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Now Bins to be emptied once a month

Monday June 16, 2008 by David Jarvis for the Daily Express HOUSEHOLD dustbin collections will be cut to once a month, an industry expert warned last night. He said the move was “inevitable” to force people to recycle more. The plans were immediately condemned by campaigners who said leaving rubbish to fester for up to […]

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Pinta goes green as supermarkets offer shoppers the chance to buy milk in a bag

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Pinta goes green as supermarkets offer shoppers the chance to buy milk in a bag

From The Times June 9, 2008 Picking up a bag of milk from the shop may sound strange but could become an everyday occurrence as a “revolutionary” eco-friendly milk container is introduced across the country. Sainsbury’s is to sell milk packaged in a recycleable plastic bag across 35 of its stores from Wednesday, to try […]

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Four bins for rubbish, recycling and compost

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Four bins for rubbish, recycling and compost

By Alicia Kelly, Worcester News Monday 9th June 2008 A good move for Droitwich; I hope this works out for them 🙂 THIS is the array of bins that will be coming to homes in Droitwich soon. The bins include a grey one for household rubbish, a green one for recycling, a silver bin for […]

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Britain To Burn Trash for Energy

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Britain To Burn Trash for Energy

From Time Magazine. By THOMAS K. GROSE Monday, Jun. 09, 2008 For all its fervent advocates, recycling has come nowhere close to allaying the world’s burgeoning production of garbage. Now Britain’s Isle of Wight is presenting what proponents hope will be a parade example of how to deal with the megatons of waste that can’t […]

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Haringey Council introduces full mixed recycling

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Haringey Council introduces full mixed recycling

Congratulations to Haringey council for increasing their kerbside collections! June 7th, 2008 by David Harrison Haringey Council is working to cut their area’s landfill waste drastically and as a result, they are offering a full mixed recycling service to more than 20,000 homes in Haringey. The council is hoping to be able to provide the […]

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