Waste

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Don’t add to e-waste mountain, campaign urges UK shoppers
Material Focus says tech superseded by purchases on Black Friday and beyond can be donated or recycled

Dan Milmo

26, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Amount of litter on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds
But 75% of waste is still plastic or polystyrene and ‘piecemeal’ government approach not good enough, say campaigners

Damian Carrington Environment editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Filthy business: who will stop Britain’s illegal waste-dumping mafia? | George Monbiot
Mountains of illegal waste is piling up as the Environment Agency stands by, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

24, Nov, 2021 @7:29 AM

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‘We are five to 10 years behind’: long road ahead for solving Australia’s textile waste crisis
Australia has the second highest rate of textile consumption per capita globally, but measures to address the issue are still in their infancy

Lucianne Tonti

21, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Single-use plastic plates and cutlery could be banned in England
Ministers launch public consultation and will also investigate limiting wet wipes, tobacco filters and sachets

Agencies

20, Nov, 2021 @8:25 AM

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UK must boost recycling of materials for green industries, report says
Green Alliance says all critical raw material demands for low carbon technologies could be met from secondary materials by 2050

Sandra Laville

19, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Scotland’s bottle and can return scheme in ‘shambolic’ mess
Legislation for compulsory scheme was passed by Holyrood in 2019 but there is no longer launch date, say ministers

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

17, Nov, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Southern Water: Geldof backs non-payment campaign over sewage dumping
Singer and activist supports protest by Kent residents over firm’s continued discharges into sea

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Scotland’s bottle and can deposit scheme set to be delayed again
Exclusive: Scottish ministers accused of giving in to lobbying as launch expected to be put back to 2023

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

15, Nov, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Greenhouse gases: waste and recycling rates ‘could stop UK net zero goal’
Exclusive: experts tell government without action stagnating recycling rates and waste incineration will impede 2050 target

Sandra Laville

15, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Swimming in sewage: how can we stop UK water firms dumping human waste in our rivers and seas?
Last week, the companies responsible for polluting our waters were once again let off the hook by the government. But the fightback is growing

Tim Adams

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Anya Hindmarch returns to the checkouts with ‘next generation reusable shopping bag’
British designer’s tote bag to go on sale at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in new bid to tackle single-use plastic

Karen Dacre

12, Nov, 2021 @11:37 AM

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