Waste

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Guardian angel: the headteacher inspired to clean up after meeting a turtle in Bali
In our new column, in which we make nice things happen for nice people, Victoria Cairns moves from litter-picking the streets to cleaning up the waterways

Sirin Kale, the Guardian Angel

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It comes from bacteria, and goes back to bacteria’: the future of plastic alternatives
Making a biodegradable material strong enough to replace plastic is a tough task. But scientists are trying to do just that

Laura Paddison

15, Oct, 2021 @11:03 AM

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Garbage fills the streets as Brighton refuse strike continues
Brighton and Hove residents worry about rats and foxes as more refuse and recycling walkouts planned

Caroline Davies

12, Oct, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Should Australia build nuclear power plants to combat the climate crisis?
Though renewable energy could meet 100% of demand by 2025, the nuclear option still looms over discussions on how to rapidly lower emissions. Is it worth it?

Royce Kurmelovs

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Can I recycle a pizza box? We ask the expert
Recycling specialist Adam Herriott on what happens when household waste goes in the wrong bin – and what to do with compostable coffee-cup lids

Coco Khan

08, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Lake District sewage could leave Windermere ‘ecologically dead’
Campaigners say combination of waste from local plant as well as private septic tanks to blame

Helena Horton

08, Oct, 2021 @9:20 AM

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Animals farmed: UK supply chain crisis, meat plant workers exploited and Billie Eilish’s Cop26 plea
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Clare Horton and Tom Levitt

05, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Biomass is promoted as a carbon neutral fuel. But is burning wood a step in the wrong direction?
Ecologists say the industry’s sustainability claims are deceptive and not the clean, renewable energy source that the planet desperately needs

Rebecca Speare-Cole

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sustainable is the new black: top editors launch new-wave fashion titles
Glossy magazines get a makeover with focus on vintage clothing, creativity and recycling

Lauren Cochrane

26, Sep, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Maggots and mayhem: behind the scenes of Britain’s big bin crisis
Thanks to the HGV driver shortage, many refuse collectors are quitting to earn up to £30,000 more driving lorries. But what does this mean for our streets, as the rubbish and recycling piles ever higher?

Sirin Kale

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Want to save the Earth? Then don’t buy that shiny new iPhone | John Naughton
Apple has just unveiled the latest all-singing, all-dancing iteration of its handset, but perhaps you should resist the hype

John Naughton

18, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘We feel vindicated’: life by a landfill after vital high court ruling
People living amid toxic fumes hope ruling will force Walleys Quarry to make urgent changes

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @3:23 PM

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