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Net gains: how India trawlers’ plastic catch is helping to rebuild roads
The waste caught by fishing boats used to be thrown back into the sea but in Kerala it is now turned into black gold

Neeta Lal

01, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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No bottle deposit return scheme for most of UK until 2024 at earliest
Scheme will not come into effect in England, Wales and Northern Ireland until at least six years after it was announced

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

24, Mar, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Chariots of steel: Barcelona's hidden army of scrap recyclers
Thousands of migrants play a key role in collecting Catalonia’s waste but must live on the margins

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

23, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How green are your leggings? Recycled polyester is not a silver bullet (yet)
Demand for sustainable activewear is soaring but without technological improvement marketing appeal will outstrip environmental benefit

Lucianne Tonti

21, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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PPE use in England generated 'colossal' amount of carbon
Exclusive: during the first six months of pandemic health and social care’s carbon impact rose by 1%

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

17, Mar, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Australia's voluntary and state-based schemes are failing to enforce plastic targets
Exclusive: Government review finds no companies have been investigated or penalised over packaging in the past four years

Graham Readfearn

12, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Revealed: why hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling are going up in smoke
Investigation questions eco-friendly claims of incineration industry

Lucy Siegle

07, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Plastic-free bathroom treats you can easily recycle
Since we’re all pumping our way through it by the gallon, I was delighted to discover hand washes sold in fizzy drink-style cans

Sali Hughes

06, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Polystyrene to be phased out next year under Australia's plastic waste plan
Conservation groups welcome aspects of the largely voluntary packaging and recycling targets but warn regulation will be necessary

Graham Readfearn

04, Mar, 2021 @9:12 AM

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Kerbside scheme to cut electronic waste could be launched in UK
Government consulting on scheme that would increase obligation on retailers to take back broken items

Sarah Butler

26, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Reselling, repairing and 'swishing': the rise of sustainable fashion apps
As technology makes secondhand clothes more accessible, more shoppers in the UK are going green

Georgina Quach

29, Jan, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Australia at risk of losing billions of dollars in revenue without cultural shift to re-use
An increase in 5% of Australia’s recycling rate would add an estimated $1bn to the country’s GDP, the CSIRO says

Graham Readfearn

25, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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