Recycling

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An Australian guide to cleaning out your wardrobe: recycling clothes without sending them to landfill
Australia has a textile waste problem – but there are simple solutions to avoid contributing to it

Lucianne Tonti

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘People don’t have time to search’: how clear instructions could help Australians recycle better
Most of us believe that recycling is important – but many find figuring out how to do it properly confusing

Justine Landis-Hanley

15, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Study suggests bacteria in cow’s stomach can break down plastic
Scientists find micro-organisms from the bovine stomach have ability to degrade polyesters in lab setting

Natalie Grover

02, Jul, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles
Activists welcome move but warn recycling should not be default solution to plastics crisis

Hilary Osborne

23, Jun, 2021 @4:49 PM

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UK online shopping boom fuels cardboard shortage as households hoard boxes
Packaging prices spike with 135m boxes languishing in homes or stuck at recycling depots

Zoe Wood

22, Jun, 2021 @4:30 PM

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From fashion to field: shredded cotton clothing used to help grow future crops
Trial of diverting textiles from landfill to farm has potential to recycle ‘huge amount’ of material

Graham Readfearn

16, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring
Production of chemical could help make recycling more attractive and tackle global plastic pollution

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Calls to close recycling plant as ‘repulsive smell’ pervades Sydney homes
More than 600 residents have complained of ‘rotten egg’ stench from the Eastern Creek Bingo Industries plant which EPA says is under investigation

Mostafa Rachwani

04, Jun, 2021 @4:15 AM

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Recycling textile waste: ‘A solution exists, we can’t go backwards’
A world-first commercial plant designed to turn fabric into raw materials will also address the vast amounts of fast fashion heading for landfill

Ben Smee

29, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Hair waste from salons recycled to mop up oil spills on sea shores
Hairdressers from UK and Ireland sign up to initiative to protect environment and power National Grid

Emily-Jane Heap

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Call for G7 Cornwall summit to forge global plastic pollution treaty
Nestlé and UK supermarkets sign open letter calling for G7 nations to show leadership this June

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

27, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on recycling plastics: keep it in the UK | Editorial
Editorial: Turkey is the latest country to reject the role of world’s dustbin. With their environment bill, ministers have a chance to end this vandalism

Editorial

23, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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