Waste

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Design news: meet the ‘shellmet’ plus Ikea’s new range and women in design
Waste shells turned into helmets, vintage giant Beyond Retro’s new range and Taschen swaps art books for artworks

Alice Fisher

24, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘You should gaze at your bins in horror’: the massive crime scandal behind the UK’s rubbish
The mafia is infiltrating our waste, and millions of tonnes of it is being illegally dumped. A shocking podcast uncovers the horrific environmental scandal – and its links to gun and drug trafficking

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Plastic bottle deposit return scheme finally looks set to start in England
Campaigners say long delay is adding to pollution and not including glass will break manifesto pledge

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Cabbage-growing experiment shows human waste can be good to use as fertiliser
Scientists say yields from crops fertilised with recycled human waste rival those produced by organic methods

Phoebe Weston

18, Jan, 2023 @9:33 AM

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‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches
Local government survey shows 26 councils have sites already spilling waste on to cliffs and into sea

Sandra Laville

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Thames Water criticised over lack of investment in sewage treatment works
Campaigners say most sites cannot cope with amount of wastewater, raising risk of raw discharges into rivers

Sandra Laville

11, Jan, 2023 @11:22 AM

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‘Vin in a tin’: Waitrose cans mini wine bottles in carbon-cutting measure
Supermarket’s switch from glass to aluminium cans expected to halve carbon footprint per drink

Sarah Butler

10, Jan, 2023 @5:29 PM

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A six-pack of sauvignon: could canned wine help save the planet?
Wine poured – or sipped – from cans is gaining in popularity, and drastically reducing emissions from the industry

Francesca Carington

09, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England
‘A plastic fork can take 200 years to decompose’, said environment secretary Thérèse Coffey

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, Jan, 2023 @4:12 PM

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Running in circles: the race to create a recyclable sneaker
From trainers available only via subscription to kicks made out of coconut husk, designing a shoe that won’t end up in landfill is proving to be a marathon

Lucianne Tonti

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Nuclear is not the answer to the UK’s energy requirements | Letter
Letter: We need more honesty about the problems of the proposed Sizewell C plant, writes Rae Street

02, Jan, 2023 @2:21 PM

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‘There’s been a fundamental change in our planet’: hunt on for spot to mark the start of the Anthropocene epoch
Scientists are to pick a location that sums up the current Anthropocene epoch when Homo sapiens made its mark

Robin McKie Science editor

01, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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